Liverpool out to end Real Madrid streak in Champions League Final 2018

Liverpool out to end Real Madrid streak in Champions League Final 2018

Hundreds of Liverpool fans have been left scrambling to reach Kiev for the Champions League final this weekend, after flights were cancelled in an issue which some have blamed on air authorities in the Ukrainian capital.

Real's 12 European Cup wins puts them way ahead of the rest, but Liverpool have lifted the famous trophy 5 times themselves, most recently in 2005, defying all the odds against AC Milan in Istanbul.

Salah has scored 44 goals in his debut season as a Liverpool player, three short of the all-time club record set by Ian Rush in 1984.

In recent weeks, Salah could be found at news conferences promoting a cellphone company, a logistics firm and taxi service.

Now, Liverpool has ridden Jurgen Klopp and his high-octane gegenpressing style back to the Champions League final, this time against Real Madrid, so we thought it would be the ideal time to take a look back at the Liverpool squad that won the 2005 UEFA Champions League final.

The 2005 UEFA Champions League Final is one of the best in the history of the tournament.

"If we win the competition then the road to Kiev plus the final would be one of the most exceptional rides ever", Klopp told Liverpool's website. "I can't imagine that", added the coach, who has welcomed Emre Can back into his squad. Whereas, Salah, [Robert] Firmino and [Sadio] Mane all work really hard in trying to get the ball back.

Salah said Real's past dominance would count for nothing once the whistle blew.

"The game away at Manchester City, the first-half, the mindset was wrong because we didn't do the things that we are good at", he said. You saw that in all the games and now we are here.

The midfield three is settled with Casemiro, Luka Modric and Toni Kroos being the heartbeat of the system. We are not only a really good football team.

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.

"None of us is selfish or only wants to score".

"I think most of the players will be a bit nervous before the game. It would be incredible", defender Raphael Varane told Madrid sports daily Marca.

"We had a fantastic relationship and nobody's more satisfied or pleased both for him and the club with what they've achieved this season already, regardless of the outcome on Saturday".

With fans undertaking arduous over-land odysseys to get to Ukraine, and paying extortionate rates for rooms, Liverpool chief executive Peter Moore has claimed the city can not cope with such a big event. The Whites are a great team but they are not blessed with great pace in their back four and I expect Liverpool to exploit that weakness in what promises to be a cracker.

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