Salah is always motivated against Real Madrid

Real Madrid defender Eder Militao has issued a warning to his side ahead of their return leg encounter against Liverpool.

The European champions had earned a flattering 5-2 victory over Liverpool in the first leg of the Champions League’s round of 16.

Despite Liverpool initially going 2-0 up, goals from Vinicius Junior, Eder Militao, and Karim Benzema secured a famous win at Anfield.

With a three-goal advantage heading into the second leg, Real Madrid are heavy favourites to make it through to the quarter-finals.

Eder Militao - Mohamed Salah

However, Real Madrid’s Militao believes the tie is not over yet and expects a different Liverpool side to show up at the Santiago Bernabéu.

“The night in Liverpool was one of the most historic in my sporting life — to win 5-2 there and score is a unique moment for any footballer,” Militao told reporters.

“But Liverpool have a super squad and now we do not want to be surprised at home. Mo Salah has come into a good moment in attack.

Eder Militao - Mohamed Salah

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“He is always dangerous and against us he is hyper-motivated, and also Roberto Firmino is scoring goals again. So until the end of this match, nothing has been decided.

“Some people believe this tie is already finished but I am expecting a big night between two of the clubs with the biggest histories in world football.

“It’s certain that Real Madrid have a very big advantage but still, we must wait another 90 minutes and the round is not closed.

“In previous editions of the Champions League, we have experienced situations that have been right on the limit and we know they were lessons for us.

“Liverpool improved in the last matches and we saw the game against Manchester United — they were spectacular.

“We expect a different Liverpool in Madrid than the one we faced at Anfield because they need to take risks to score goals, but our challenge is to play such a match that no one remembers our 5-2 win at Anfield.”

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