Liverpool fans may have been handed a boost with the news that Gareth Bale is out of their Champions League tie against Real Madrid – but that is hardly a massive relief for the Reds, with the defending Champions of Europe having one of the best forward lines in the world and more than a couple of players Brendan Rodgers will have his eye on.
The Reds may be able to boast the likes of Raheem Sterling and Steven Gerrard but they simply cannot compete with the Los Blancos starting eleven and the fact that their defence seems to be getting worse with each passing game and with forward Mario Balotelli struggling for confidence, the signs are not exactly great.
With that in mind, we have come up with five Real Madrid players who Liverpool and Brendan Rodgers simply have to watch out for if they want to get three points.
Click on Modric and absentee Bale to unveil the top five threats to the Reds.
Liverpool fans. Are these the main threats or are there other players you need to keep an eye on? Let us know your thoughts below or tweet us @LaFootyettes.