Liverpool relish final test to topple Real Madrid, the kings of Europe

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Jürgen Klopp is looking to end the Spanish side’s grip on the Champions League and in turn win his first European trophy

Eventually, the talking stops. Jürgen Klopp and his players have done all the interviews. They have been through all the tactics and there will come a time on Saturday evening, in the bowels of the NSC Olimpiyskiy, when they will be in their dressing room, fighting their nerves and, as Klopp acknowledged, those are the moments when Real Madrid’s experience will count in favour of the 12-times champions.

Liverpool’s opponents will be trying to emulate the great Ajax and Bayern Munich sides of the 1970s by winning this competition three seasons in a row, bringing their number of triumphs to 13 in total. Madrid, in Klopp’s words, “work like a clock from Switzerland” and, no matter how Liverpool have prepared for Cristiano Ronaldo, the lesson of history shows the five-times Ballon d’Or winner usually manages to leave his mark on these occasions.

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Written by Daniel Taylor in Kiev
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/may/25/liverpool-relish-final-test-topple-real-madrid-kings-of-europe under the title “Liverpool relish final test to topple Real Madrid, the kings of Europe”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.