"Nice One" Real Madrid star reacts to Liverpool Champions League draw

Liverpool will face the 13-time Champions League winners in the quarter-finals, with either side eyeing the final in Turkey in May.
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Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos has reacted to Friday's Champions League draw.

The Spaniards were pulled out of the hat alongside six-time winners Liverpool, with the winner playing the winners of FC Porto and Chelsea.

These two last met in the 2018 final of the competition as Zinedine Zidane's side ran out 3-1 victors following a Loris Karius horror show.

Mohamed Salah exited the game following a cynical foul from Sergio Ramos resulted in a shoulder injury for the Egyptian, a moment which set the tone and sour taste of the game.

Before a freak goal involving Karius and Karim Benzema broke the deadlock. The German shot-stopper's attempted act of distribution was cut out by the Frenchman and trickled into the empty net. 

Sadio Mane levelled following some quick thinking from a Liverpool set-piece. 

But Gareth Bale stole the headlines with an unstoppable bicycle kick before his speculative effort forced the Liverpool goalkeeper to spill the ball into his own net.

Real Madrid's Gareth Bale wheels off in celebration in the Champions League win over Liverpool

It will be the first meeting of the two since that summer night in Kyiv with both sides enjoying contrasting fortunes since their last meeting.

Liverpool returned to the competition the next season and went one better beating Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 after an incredible against Barcelona in the semi-final.

The following season, they won the European Super Cup, Club World Cup before ending their 30-year wait to become the Premier League champions. 

Los Blancos said goodbye to Zinedine Zidane following their 13th Champions League triumph. His replacement, Julen Lopeteugi, was shortlived spending just four months at the helm in the Spanish capital.

Santiago Solari was his replacement, who too left his position within half a year and as a result, Zidane returned.

Real Madrid did go on to win La Liga by five points, despite welcoming three different managers over the course of the season.

Toni Kroos played all but three games as they reached the pinnacle of Spanish football for the 34th time.

He took to Twitter to describe his feelings of facing off against fellow countryman Jurgen Klopp.