Jermaine Pennant insists Liverpool CAN produce one other well-known comeback within the Champions League on Wednesday evening.
The Reds path 3-1 to Actual Madrid heading into the quarter-final second leg at Anfield.
Liverpool have been recognized for pulling off beautiful European turnarounds prior to now… simply ask Barcelona and AC Milan.
And Pennant, who starred for the Reds between 2006 and 2009, reckons his former membership can flip the last-eight tie on its head towards Actual Madrid.
He informed the talkSPORT Breakfast: “It’s a tricky job forward, however it’s not unimaginable.
“With out the followers, it makes it a bit more durable. We’ve seen some implausible comebacks from Liverpool and I’m positive Jurgen [Klopp] goes to get them rallied up, enjoying out of their pores and skin for this sport.
“They have that essential away purpose and this Actual Madrid facet shouldn’t be the strongest of Actual Madrid groups.
“If they’ll get an early purpose and a 2-Zero win, it’s not out of attain. It’s very attainable.”
Liverpool have been with out senior centre-halves Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip for giant components of the 2020/21 season.
Nat Phillips and Ozan Kabak are Klopp’s first-choice centre-backs in the intervening time, and Pennant is hoping they’ll preserve Karim Benzema and co quiet.
He added: “That’s a worrying a part of Liverpool’s group, our defence has been leaking targets.
“We’ve saved some clear sheets in Europe up to now. It’s going to be robust, however we’re enjoying at Anfield.
“Let’s see how Actual Madrid do at Anfield and hopefully our defence can step as much as the plate.”
However the Spanish giants are having some issues on the again too. Liverpool’s forwards will likely be enjoying towards a Actual Madrid defence which is lacking Raphael Varane [coronavirus] and Sergio Ramos [calf].
Nevertheless, Sadio Mane has scored simply three targets in his final 16 video games with Pennant placing the poor document all the way down to a lack of confidence.
He mentioned: “Mane’s nonetheless placing in good performances. He’s misplaced that confidence in entrance of purpose.
“The probabilities he’s getting this season would have been at the back of the online final season.
“However we speak about the entire group going via a foul interval in the intervening time… when one thing goes flawed, it’s highlighted.
“When he comes on, you possibly can see the affect he has for Liverpool, however he’s simply misplaced that little bit of ending, sharpness in entrance of purpose.”