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Real Madrid coach Zidane: We'll play Liverpool to win

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane expects a battle at Champions League opponents Liverpool on Wednesday night.

The Frenchman also stressed that Real Madrid will attempt to come out victorious from the game with the Reds despite having a two-goal advantage from the first leg.

"We are not going to manage our efforts," Zidane told the press conference. Real go into the second-leg of their quarterfinal with a 3-1 lead.

"Real Madrid always try to win the game. We are ready for another highly demanding match.

"The emotional and the physical factors go together.

"The most important thing is that the team is prepared to compete. We are going to go out to win."

Sergio Ramos, Raphael Varane, Dani Carvajal and Lucas Vazquez will all miss the match at Anfield, but Zidane is confident that all players he has at his disposal will do what it takes to win in England.

"The team always comes together in difficulties and that shows you the character of the team," Zidane added.

"A lot has happened to us and we miss many players. I would have liked to have all of them, but we will prepare a good game with those we have.

"We know that [this season] is complicated and that it is a very strange season.

"What we have to do is recover well when we can. We all have [congested] calendars.

"We are going to fight; we are alive in both competitions and we will try until the end."

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