Real’s win over Barcelona though may well have to act as a cautious warning to Liverpool in how they approach the tie.
Lucas Vazquez has been utilised at right-back this season and his attacking prowess caught out Jordi Alba on Saturday with the Real star setting up Benzema’s opener.
Andy Robertson will have to be wary of pushing too far forward with Vazquez always looking to get forward.
Liverpool also found out the hard way what kind of threat Vinicius Junior is earlier this week.
And the Brazilian was at his silky best against Barcelona as well as his tricky footwork fooled Barcelona defenders before winning the free-kick which resulted in Kroo’s free-kick effort.
Liverpool will know that they can’t afford to offer Real too many goalscoring opportunities from in and around the box, and keeping Vinicius at bay will be crucial.