England host Spain tonight in the UEFA Nations League, and Wembley Stadium will welcome Spanish captain Sergio Ramos to London.
It will be the defender’s first game in England since the Champions League final that saw him become public enemy number one in the eyes of many Liverpool fans.
His challenge on Mohamed Salah left the Egyptian with an injured shoulder, and the striker was forced off the pitch in the biggest game of his career to-date.
The topic just won’t go away, with the two players’ coming together at the recent Champions League draw/award ceremony proving to be another big talking point.
Asked if he fears a backlash at Wembley, Ramos showed no concern, and certainly no regret over the Salah challenge.
“I’m not really concerned about that,” he said via The Telegraph.
“I never wanted to hurt an opponent on the pitch, of course, so my conscience is really clear about what I did that night. I’m not going to be affected by that at all. I know the English fans will treat players as they deserve and I’m not worried in the slightest.”
The duo could potentially cross paths on the pitch again, but it won’t be in the near future, with Real Madrid and Liverpool drawn into separate Champions League groups.
Liverpool have been drawn against Napoli, PSG and Crvena Zvezda, while the defending champions have Roma, Viktoria Plzen and CSKA Moscow to contend with.