Published: Sat, May 26, 2018
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Champions League: Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp ready for Real Madrid showdown


Five-time champions Liverpool also have pedigree in this tournament but before this season they had not reached the knock-out phase since 2008-09, with Real's recent experience qualifying them as the favourites in Ukraine.

"You can not compare the two".

"It doesn't really bother us, the team that is in fashion or that is being talked about the most. We will see in next years if Mo can go there".

But both Salah and Ronaldo stand locked on 44 goals for the season in all competitions heading into the final.

"I still don't think we have realised the scale of what we are doing, but when all this is over we will".

"I didn't want to take the pressure off them or whatever, I only think we are a club and a team next year that could, not will, but could be here again far in the competition". Real Madrid is seeking a record-extending 13th European club title. I really like the way we are in as a club, as a team. "We scored the most goals and got some exceptional results".

"I want to be fine on Saturday, play well, to score if I can, but the important thing is to win - it doesn't matter who scores, what matters is making history", Ronaldo added.

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"We don't pay any attention to the criticism and praise that you receive at certain times".

"We can not try to fight on their level, but tactics are there to bring a better opponent to your level and when they are on your level, you try to beat them". He topped the Premier League scoring charts, netting a record 32 goals, as well as finding the net 10 times in the Champions League.

A group of supporters from Liverpool's Mumbai Supporters Club has travelled all the way to Kiev to follow the Reds and they no doubt, are not the only ones.

"Take Manchester City as an example, they only lost two games this season and I don't know how many they drew?" That is normal, but in the game shoot, strike, cross, make headers, bicycle kicks if you want. "This is handsome. This is my passion, I've always been a good competitor, I like to compete and behind all that is a lot of hard work".

The flying full-back has scored against Paris Saint-Germain, Juventus and Bayern on route to the final, and also has plenty of positive experience in Champions League finals having netted in 2014 and 2016, in a penalty shootout, against Atletico Madrid.

"Through experience we know how hard it is going to be, but experience gives more security and serenity as well".

We now have to complete the job against an excellent Liverpool side that is more than just three players.

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