"If you are already playing an historic Champions League season, with historic opponents like Inter and Real Madrid, then Liverpool would fit in seamlessly and thus continue to put this season in a special light", he was quoted as saying by German outlet Fussball News.
Madrid were helped by Gladbach's dismal display, with the visitors looking every bit the team that collapsed in the final three minutes of the pair's 2-2 draw at Borussia-Park in October, rather than the exciting side that steamrollered los Blancos for the first 87 minutes of that game.
"I'm happy, it was a great display".
It has been a tough start to the season for Real and they remain six points off leaders Atletico Madrid in LaLiga having played a game more. Both sides needed a win to qualify but they go out with the San Siro draw. Luka Modric, even at 35, was majestic in midfield and Karim Benzema, also the wrong side of 30, showed his enduring class with two wonderful headers from two pinpoint crosses from the Madrid right.
The Spain worldwide is due to become a free agent in the summer and, amid suggestions Jose Mourinho wants him at Tottenham Hotspur, there's growing concern about Vazquez's future. We had a spectacular game at all levels, from minute 1 to the end, interpreting the game very well.
"I like it, even in the complicated moments, not just when we win", he said.
Zara Tindall pregnant with her third child
And the couple know Mia will be over the moon with the news, as she's been desperate for another younger sibling for some time. Zara , 39, is a non-working member of the royal family , although she still attends official engagements alongside the family.
"I think in the nine years we've been here, we have reached the last 16 eight times", said Atletico coach Diego Simeone.
"In La Liga we are not where we want to be but we can claw back some points and that is the aim in the next few weeks".
That was Mbappe's first Champions League goal in 12 months, and he scored again later on after Mehmet Topal pulled one back.
Meanwhile, Inter and Shakhtar were also in the contention for a place in the Round of 16.
Pep Guardiola's Manchester City made it five wins and a draw in Group D as they eased to a 3-0 victory against Marseille with Ferran Torres and Sergio Aguero getting second-half goals before an Alvaro Gonzalez own goal. The Greeks, who ended with 10 men, finish third in the section.