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Real Madrid Star Cristiano Ronaldo Talks Up Champions League Date With Liverpool

Ronaldo claims Anfield clash will be ‘tough’.

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On Thursday Champions League returnees Liverpool were drawn against defending champions Real Madrid in a group that both sides realistically can escape from.

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Alongside Bulgarian newcomers Ludogorets Razgrad, Swiss champions FC Basel and defending champions Real Madrid, Liverpool will make their first appearance in the tournament since 2010.

All eyes will of course be on Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo, as he leads the club back to Anfield. Ronaldo knows Liverpool well from his time at Manchester United and is fully aware of the depth of the challenge which awaits Los Blancos when they had to Anfield, a ground where he was once so reviled.

“Liverpool are a fantastic team”, he said.

“They came very close last year to winning the Premier League.

“We know it’s going to be a very tough game at their home. So it’s going to be tough.”

The Portuguese megastar was named as UEFA’s European Player of the Year for last season and he will be looking for a similar response this time around as they hope to make it to a second consecutive final.

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