The Reds defeated the Spanish giants 4-0 at the Santiago Bernabeu in 2009 to move into the quarter-finals of Europe's premier club competition and the skipper is hoping for something similar when they host the reigning European champions at Anfield on Wednesday.
"Everyone knows what this club is about and its history and it is very important we keep Champions League football here for as long as we can," he said ahead of the Group B clash.
"That was a wonderful evening for myself and the team back in 2009, it was a fabulous team performance and we are looking for the performance level to be similar tomorrow night if we want a positive result.
"It is nights like that which live with you forever; when giants like Real Madrid come into town and you manage to perform really well and get a good result they are fantastic memories.
"With all due respect to the team back in 2009, Real Madrid have progressed and improved and, like they showed last year, they are a fantastic team so we have huge respect for the new Real Madrid team.
"This is almost like a bonus game for us - a game we need to enjoy - but I've been around for a long time and I know you only enjoy nights like this when you put in a good performance as a team and we are hoping we surprise and shock a few people tomorrow."
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