What Steven Gerrard noted about Liverpool after Bayern Munich 1-2 Real Madrid

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Liverpool are well and truly in the mix for their sixth European crown this season.

After overcoming the tough challenge of Manchester City in the quarter-finals, the Reds have one foot in the final upon a 5-2 demolition of AS Roma on Tuesday night. Only two late away goals from the Italians put a dampener on an otherwise immaculate performance.

Then, attention turned to the second semi-final tie and the meeting of two European juggernauts - Real Madrid and Bayern Munich.

Under the lights of the Allianz Arena, it was Los Blancos that took the initiative and the victory in a closely contested clash.

Joshua Kimmich fired the Germans into the lead, defying Keylor Navas at his near post, before Marcelo continued his fine form in the Champions League with a well struck volley.

Bayern Munich 1-2 Real Madrid

Then, in the 57th minute, Real took the lead virtue of Marco Asensio and a lethal counterattack.

Nevertheless, neither side covered themselves in glory across the 90 minutes and it's all to play for going into the second leg at the Bernabeu.

And while there's still a second leg for Liverpool to overcome, too, the BT Sport pundits couldn't resist wondering how the Reds would fare against both teams if they were to meet in the final.


Lineker asks Gerrard about Liverpool's chance

Assuming Liverpool see out proceedings with Roma, it will be one of Real or Bayern who stand in their way from unbridled glory in Kiev.

Gary Lineker touched on the topic during the post-match interview and saw Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard as the perfect man to ask.

Lineker stated: "Where do you see it at the moment with these two sides? I've watched both these two teams this season and I don't think either have been as exhilarating as we've seen in recent times.

"It's very winnable for your club!"

Naturally, Gerrard obliged and how he reacted might just be spot on.

Gerrard agreed, speculating: "Yes. I think Jurgen and the boys will watch that tonight and see both teams have big weaknesses that Liverpool can exploit."

It's a big claim but on the evidence of Wednesday night, it's difficult to argue with him.

Obviously, Bayern are always a threat under Jupp Heynckes and Real always seem to find a way in the Champions League but Liverpool will fear neither side if they clash.

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Fans and pundits alike will be able to speculate with more conviction after the final whistle at the Stadio Olimpico next week.

There's every reason to suggest Mohamed Salah could give both Marcelo and Bayern's injury-saddled defence some serious problems if Liverpool set foot in Ukraine on May 26, however.

Watch this space.

Do you think Liverpool will win the Champions League this season? Have your say in the comments section below.

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