Real Madrid beat Liverpool 3-1 in the first leg in Spain on Tuesday night and took a big step towards making it to the semi-finals of the Champions League.


The away goal gives Liverpool a chance and memories of turning a Champions League tie around against Barcelona in 2019 at Anfield are still fresh in the memories of Spanish football fans.



But Burley stressed that it is unlikely to happen this time around as the current Liverpool team have been looking out of sorts and lacked the energy that was the hallmark of Jurgen Klopp’s best sides.


He also conceded that an empty Anfield will also play a part and insisted that the Reds look like a team who are just waiting for the season to end.



Burley said on ESPN FC: “It was ragged as hell from Liverpool at times, but look at 3-1 you are still in it.


“But this is not the Liverpool playing Barcelona at Anfield a year or two ago with a rampant side, with a full house and with expectations.



“They were missing some key players but it was just a fervent night at Anfield.


“But there is no crowd there and certainly there is no energy and consistency about this Liverpool team this season.


“This is a Liverpool side saying please get to the end of the season, brush ourselves down, get the players fit and let’s try and go again.”


Real Madrid were without their first-choice centre-back pairing of Raphael Varane and Sergio Ramos.