Cristiano Ronaldo limped off during yesterday’s match between Real Madrid and Barcelona.
The world’s most clinical striker is having a scan on an ankle problem, but his manager Zinedine Zidane thinks he’ll be ok for the Champions League Final on May 26th.
“We’re not worried about the final,” the manager told BBC Sport.
“He’s not great right now but I think it’s going to be a small thing – it was only a bad movement,” added Zidane.
“I can’t say how long he’ll be out for. Tomorrow he’ll have a scan.”
Obviously, we don’t want to wish an injury on anybody, especially considering the luck we’ve recently had in this respect – but we’d be lying if the prospect of facing Los Blancos without their talisman wasn’t one that made us a little excited.
However, it’s Ronaldo – and he’ll get fit for the Champions League Final – undeniably.
It’s what the Portuguese lives for and our chances of success in Kiev will be largely dependant on our ability to keep him quiet.
Real Marid have three matches before the Final, whereas we have just one. We’d normally say it’s beneficial to be match-fit and on a run of good form, but Liverpool look so physically exhausted, we’re delighted with the two week break following the Brighton game.
If Liverpool fail to beat the minnows, who have nothing to play for, we face the very realistic proposition of dropping out for the top four – which means we’ll have to beat Real in the Final to qualify for next year’s competition.