The Reds are 1-0 down at half time in their Round of 16 tie with Atletico Madrid. Thankfully, the second leg is at Anfield and we can rely on the lads to get over the line with the backing of the Kop. In the interest of the power of positive thinking we’re considering potential quarter final opponents. RB Leipzig would be the ideal quarter final draw should Liverpool beat Atletico Madrid.
One of the main stumbling blocks for Liverpool in the Round of 16 has been being drawn against arguably one of the best defensive sides in Europe.
The Reds were unlucky to fall a goal behind early not just because of the nature of the goal but also because it is incredibly difficult to score against a Diego Simeone side.
The opposite of Atletico Madrid in this competition is possibly RB Leipzig – a team that presses ferociously and attacks with pace and vigour.
Facing RB Leipzig we would be facing a similar task to when we played, and beat, their sister club RB Salzburg.
We would be faced with a system similar to our own, this is where Jürgen Klopp’s Liverpool thrive.
Playing against teams that operate with a low block and an unadventurous attack when in possession doesn’t suit this Reds side.
This Liverpool side are deadly on the counter, meaning they need attacks to counter. RB Leipzig are more likely to come out and play against Liverpool than many other sides in the competition – like us, it is in their DNA.
Further to the compatible playing styles, taking on RB Leipzig over two legs would be an opportunity to further court Timo Werner.
Showing the German striker just how special Anfield is on a European night could be what completely banishes Bayern Munich from his mind when picking his next club.
Of course, we need to beat Atletico Madrid first. If we do, RB Leipzig is the ideal draw for Liverpool.