WHERE ARE THEY NOW? The 2005 Champion League-winning Liverpool team

Gladys Abbott
May 25, 2018

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp, meanwhile, emphasised the scale of the challenge facing his side, who are seeking to prevent Madrid from becoming the first team in the Champions League era to win the competition three times in succession.

Victory in Kiev's Olympic Stadium on Saturday would be a fitting climax to an astonishing debut season at Liverpool for Salah.

Going into the game, despite their free scoring journey to the final, Liverpool are the underdogs.

While residents of Kiev will be able to watch this year's match between Real Madrid and Liverpool on big screens in the fanzones, the average monthly salary of 300 euros simply isn't enough for the ticket prices of 70 to 6,700 euros.

For a team that had to win in their last league match in the previous season to ensure qualification for the Champions League, Liverpool have come a long way to be playing in Kyiv tomorrow.

But no matter who plays, Ronaldo and Ramos are the two big game players that fans of Los Blancos will be looking towards, to turn this tide into their favor. "I'm really proud. Let's play football".

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

Conceding Real has more quality in depth in its squad, Klopp added that "tactics in football are there to bring a better opponent on your level and when they're on your level you can beat them".

I am pretty sure I was much more excited that time, I never expected these good things happen to me.

The Reds became only the third team to score 40 goals within a single season in the Champions League after their two goals in Rome in the semi-final second leg, after Barcelona (45 in 1999-00) and Real Madrid (41 in 2013-14). Real Madrid is seeking a record-extending 13th European club title. The last player to do so in the European Cup was Franz Roth (for Bayern Munich in 1975 and 1976). Having won the first leg of this round-of-16 tie 1-0 away from home, Liverpool ran rampant on a famous night at Anfield. "This is lovely. 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. If you like to compete and want to work hard you can achieve what we are doing".

"Religion is private how I understand it", Klopp said.

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