Liverpool, Real Madrid set to clash in Champions League title game

Liverpool, Real Madrid set to clash in Champions League title game

Liverpool, Real Madrid set to clash in Champions League title game

Nevertheless, Mohamed Salah has the support of most of Africa, as he is seen as a beacon of hope, and a shining example to young people across the continent.

As Liverpool and Real Madrid geared up for the final of the Champions League, there has been conflicting reports on whether Salah will observe fast for today's match.

The Reds will be desperate to add a sixth European Cup to their cabinet, particularly as they have lifted just two trophies since they became European champions in 2005, when they famously came back from 3-0 down at halftime to beat AC Milan on penalties in Istanbul.

The Reds have also enjoyed a memorable continental campaign, scoring a tournament record 46 goals and beating Manchester City and Roma en route to the Ukrainian capital. If Madrid can keep the ball, Jurgen Klopp is the one who suffers and it is time to place trust in the genius that Benzema still holds. "We are as fresh as we can be after these two weeks", he said. "We must wait and see how the game begins, but I believe it will be a great spectacle for those who love football".

"The club have won the competition a few times so it is the DNA of the club to win trophies".

The comment was picked up by many in the Spanish media, with Marca saying the German coach had pinpointed the Los Blancos left-back as his team's weakness, a particularly big issue given Marcelo's direct opponent in the final will be Liverpool's main dangerman Mohamed Salah.

"It's not important, no manager is interested in that", he said. I'm interested in performing. "Messi and Ronaldo deserve all the praise because they were constantly over years on that level. This season was exceptional, unbelievable so far".

During the run-up to the final, there has been much discussion as to whether Mohamed Salah could be affected by observing Ramadan when he will be fasting during daylight hours.

Klopp and Zidane will be keeping their plans close to their chest - but Europe's governing body might have let their plans slip early.

"I'm longer in Liverpool than he is at Real Madrid and he can win the Champions League for a third time.

We need to play very well to win the game and inside the dressing room we know we are not favourites".

While Gareth Bale is unlikely to make Zidane's line-up, how will the Liverpool midfield cope against Casemiro, Toni Kroos and Luka Modric, their central defence against Ronaldo?

But Madrid have a special relationship with the Champions League and they made light work of the PSG challenge before going on to grind out narrow victories over Juventus and Bayern Munich. "It has been a hard path and now we need to finish the job", said Real skipper Sergio Ramos.

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