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7 ridiculous facts about Ronaldo that should worry any Liverpool fan

Cristiano Ronaldo will be a major headache for Liverpool as they head to the Bernabeu on Tuesday. Photo: PA

Things don't get easier for Liverpool - after their loss to Newcastle at the weekend, they now have the task of keeping Cristiano Ronaldo quiet.

They head to the Bernabeu for a Champions League rematch against Real Madrid on Tuesday, but if their limp performance at Anfield last month is anything to go by, they will struggle to stifle a man who has produced outrageous numbers like these...

1 - A league of his own

In 174 Primera Division games for Real Madrid, Ronaldo has scored 194 goals. That puts him 10th on the all-time scorers list in just five and a bit seasons - and he is the only one in the top 20 to have scored at a rate of more than one per game.

2 - Crown prince of Europe

Ronaldo is the second leading scorer in Champions League history, behind Raul. The Portuguese has scored his 70 goals in 106 games (excluding qualifying rounds), whereas Raul needed 142 for his 71.

Ronaldo is the second highest Champions League scorer and holds the record for the most goals in a single year of the competition. Credit: PA

3 - Champion of Champions

He holds the record for the most Champions League goals in a single season - 17 in 11 games as Madrid were champions last time out.

4 - Scoring streak

He is the only player to have scored in eight consecutive Champions League games - a feat he also achieved last season.

5 - Just 17

Including one goal for Portugal and two in the UEFA Super Cup, Ronaldo has already scored 23 goals this season - and it's only just turned November. He has scored 46 per cent of Real Madrid's 37 league goals this term and, with 17 goals in La Liga, leads the top scorer standings by eight from Neymar.

Ronaldo has scored more goals than the entire Liverpool squad this season. Credit: PA

6 - Better than Liverpool

The Reds, meanwhile, have scored 19 goals in all competitions so far this term, meaning Ronaldo on his own has scored four more than them.

7 - Better than Villa

Between September 13 and Sunday's opener against Tottenham, Aston Villa scored no goals. In that period, Cristiano Ronaldo scored 20 goals.

Good luck, Brendan...