Liverpool news: Real Madrid will target TWO vulnerable stars – Roy Keane


REAL MADRID will be confident of beating Liverpool due to their defensive frailties, according to Roy Keane.

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The Reds booked their place in Kiev with an exciting 7-6 aggregate win over Roma on Wednesday evening.

Liverpool’s defensive vulnerabilities appeared once again as the Italian outfit pushed to overturn the 5-2 deficit from the first leg.

Trent-Alexander Arnold and Loris Karius were singled out for their performances at the Stadio Olimpico.

And Keane believes Madrid will be looking to exploit the weakness of the duo in Kiev later this month.

“I think that is exactly what is going to happen,” he told ITV Sport.

Trent Alexander-Arnold

Trent Alexander-Arnold and Loris Karius were criticised for their performance in Rome.

If you look at Liverpool tonight, the young right-back had a nightmare and the goalkeeper was poor -Roy Keane

“Obviously it’s slightly different in the final – over the two legs there’s maybe different mentalities.

“We could look at Real Madrid and pick holes in them which we have done.

“But they will be doing exactly the same as Liverpool.

“If you look at Liverpool tonight, the young right-back had a nightmare and the goalkeeper was poor.

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Roy Keane believes Real Madrid will target two Liverpool stars

“Real Madrid will be rubbing their hands as much as Liverpool will be – that’s why it’s such an intriguing game.”

Alexander-Arnold has enjoyed a solid breakthrough season at Anfield, keeping the fit-again Nathaniel Clyne out of the side in recent months.

As for Karius, he has made the No 1 jersey his at Liverpool this term.

But the German is still frequently criticised for his lack of consistency in between the sticks.

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