Carlo Ancelotti wants Liverpool to fear his Real Madrid side at Anfield on Tuesday night.

The four-time Champions League-winning manager spoke ahead of his side’s meeting with the Reds in the round of 16, a rematch of last year’s final, which Madrid won 1-0.

The former Everton boss said tonight: “I have good memories of the final and I share the opinions of Kloppthey had more possession and we were solid at the back.

“We are really keen, like last year. We know it’s a really tough tie.”

The Madrid boss was full of praise for Liverpool and spoke on the intensity that they are preparing to face.

“Liverpool have never changed their quality.

“We expect an intense game, we will be under pressure a lot, a game where we haven’t got time to breathe.

“I want them to be worrying about us, not us to be worrying about them.”

Ancelotti also reflected on his own time on the other side of Merseyside.

“It’s nice being back on Merseyside. There was a pandemic in that period, but it was a very good time and it is good to be back.”

Real Madrid come into the tie on the back of four wins, sitting second in La Liga but will be without star players Toni Kroos and Aurelien Tchouameni.

“I’m not worried about it as we have some good players who have come in,” added Ancelotti.

“The players who have come in for Tchouameni and Kroos have done really well.”

He did give an update on Real’s all-time second-top scorer, Karim Benzema.

“Benzema is looking good and he has possibilities of playing.”

Los Merengues legend Luka Modric also spoke on the possibility of winning his sixth Champions League trophy for the club.

“It’s not something we have spoken about among ourselves, what it would mean to win a sixth Champions League.

“You go game by game. Last year, we did the same and it would be great if we could repeat it!”

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