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'We have the best bench we had for weeks'

LiverpoolFC TV - Fri, 25/05/2018 - 18:30
Jürgen Klopp expects to name his strongest bench in 'weeks or months' tomorrow evening when Liverpool face Real Madrid in the Champions League final.
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Klopp: Experience isn't everything

Liverpool FC on Sky Sports - Fri, 25/05/2018 - 18:30

Last Updated: 25/05/18 7:04pm

Jurgen Klopp admits Real Madrid's Champions League final experience will make them more confident than Liverpool Jurgen Klopp admits Real Madrid's Champions League final experience will make them more confident than Liverpool

Jurgen Klopp has warned Real Madrid that their experience of playing in Champions League finals will only take them so far on Saturday.

Real are bidding to win the Champions League for the third successive year and Klopp admits that may give them a psychological edge prior to kick-off.

However, the German also pointed out that the teams have not met competitively during that period and Liverpool's own record in Europe is not to be sniffed at as they chase a sixth crown.

"Experience is very important and I'm pretty sure that in the seconds before the game Real will be more confident than we are," he said.

Klopp says Zinedine Zidane's unmatched Champions League record proves he is a brilliant manager Klopp says Zinedine Zidane's unmatched Champions League record proves he is a brilliant manager

"But it's not a problem because the game doesn't end in that second, it only starts.

"We have had two weeks to prepare and everything is clear. We've analysed Real Madrid playing against different teams and thought, 'wow they are really strong', but they have never played us.

"We are Liverpool. Not only are we a really good football team, it's in the club's DNA to go for the big things.

We've analysed Real Madrid playing against different teams and thought, 'wow they are really strong', but they have never played us.

Jurgen Klopp

"Nobody expected us to be here but we are because we are Liverpool. We had the most exceptional run to the final, scoring the most goals.

"The experience they have is a big advantage, 100 per cent, but in the game it doesn't help all the time. We have to make it as difficult as possible for them.

"We cannot try to fight on their level but tactics in football are there to bring a better opponent to your level. When they're on your level you can beat them."

Klopp and Zidane go head to head in Kiev Klopp and Zidane go head to head in Kiev Klopp and Zidane go head to head in Kiev

Klopp pits his wits against Zinedine Zidane for the first time in Kiev and says the Frenchman's record of three successive final appearances proves he is a quality manager.

"If people think Zinedine Zidane has not a lot of knowledge in tactics… well people say the same about me," he said. "Two coaches in the final who have no clue about tactics - what would that say about the game!

Klopp speaks to his players during training in Kiev on Friday Klopp speaks to his players during training in Kiev on Friday Klopp speaks to his players during training in Kiev on Friday

"Zidane is one of the best five players of all time. I'm longer at Liverpool than he has been manager of Real Madrid and he is trying to win his third Champions League. That has never happened before in a manager's career. He is brilliant, like he was as a player.

"This group of players work like a clock from Switzerland. I saw his team playing a lot of times and it's fantastic football, which is organised when it needs to be but there can also be chaos."

Klopp says defeat to Bayern Munich in the 2013 Champions League final when he was at Borussia Dortmund spurred him on Klopp says defeat to Bayern Munich in the 2013 Champions League final when he was at Borussia Dortmund spurred him on

Klopp's only previous experience of a Champions League final came with Borussia Dortmund five years ago, when Bundesliga rivals Bayern Munich triumphed 2-1 courtesy of Arjen Robben's 89th-minute strike.

"I am pretty sure I was much more excited last time," he said.

"Going to a Champions League final as a manager is pretty difficult to do so it is maybe a once in a lifetime chance and that is how I remember it felt at the time.

"After the game, I knew I wanted to have this opportunity again. It took a while but we are here because my boys gave me that chance again."

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Klopp: We are here because we are Liverpool, so let's try it

LiverpoolFC TV - Fri, 25/05/2018 - 18:20
Jürgen Klopp looked ahead to Saturday’s Champions League final with Real Madrid and declared: “We are here because we are Liverpool.”
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'Salah is full of power for the Champions League final'

LiverpoolFC TV - Fri, 25/05/2018 - 18:19
Mohamed Salah is 'full of power' ahead of the Champions League final in Kiev.
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Virgil van Dijk: Liverpool is my team, Anfield is my home

LiverpoolFC TV - Fri, 25/05/2018 - 18:06
Virgil van Dijk declared ‘Liverpool is my team and Anfield is my home’ on the eve of the Champions League final.
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Real win Champions League LIVE!

Liverpool FC on Sky Sports - Fri, 25/05/2018 - 16:34

GOAL! REAL MADRID 1-0 LIVERPOOL (Benzema, 51)

Oh. No. Karius should hang his head in shame with that clanger. 

Kroos plays the ball over the top, searching for the on-running Benzema and it appears that Karius has it all covered, collecting the pass with both hands. 

But Benzema is just slowing his forward run as Karius tries to release the ball too early, straight into the path o the striker who pokes the ball towards goal and it rolls - slowly - into the back of the net.

Henderson and Karius are remonstrating with the referee, but Benzema is not in the wrong in any way. All Karis, that one.

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CL final build-up recap

Liverpool FC on Sky Sports - Fri, 25/05/2018 - 16:34

'REAL WILL BE MORE CONFIDENT'

Jurgen Klopp has conceded that Real Madrid are likely to line-up with more confidence because they have recent experience of winning the Champions League.

He said: "Experience is very important and I’m pretty sure that in the seconds before the game Real will be more confident than we are. But it’s not a problem because the game doesn’t end in that second, it only starts.

"We have had two weeks to prepare and everything is clear. We’ve analysed Real Madrid playing against different teams and thought, ‘wow they are really strong’, but they have never played us.

"We are Liverpool. Not only are we a really good football team, it’s in the club’s DNA to go for the big things. Nobody expected us to be here but we are because we are Liverpool. We had the most exceptional run to the final with the most goals.

"The experience they have is a big advantage, 100 per cent, but in the game it doesn’t help all the time. We have to make it as difficult as possible for them. We cannot try to fight on their level but tactics in football are there to bring a better opponent to your level. When they’re on your level you can beat them."

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LFC to refund tickets for fans unable to travel to Kiev

LiverpoolFC TV - Fri, 25/05/2018 - 16:30
In light of the extraordinary circumstances surrounding the belated cancellation of flights to Kiev, Liverpool FC is offering affected supporters a full refund on match tickets bought directly from the club.
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Further details: Champions League final ticket refund

LiverpoolFC TV - Fri, 25/05/2018 - 16:30
Due to the extenuating circumstances surrounding World Choice Sport’s cancelled and rearranged flights to Kiev, Liverpool FC is offering a full refund on match tickets bought directly from the club for supporters who were booked on the cancelled WCS flight numbers ET8704 and ET8706, and those who were originally booked on flight ET8700 but could not travel on this rearranged flight, only.
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The Road to Kiev versus the Road to Istanbul

LiverpoolFC TV - Fri, 25/05/2018 - 16:14
Liverpool are just one victory away from lifting the European Cup for the sixth time.
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LFC activities for kids this half-term

LiverpoolFC TV - Fri, 25/05/2018 - 15:32
Keep active this half-term and get involved! Check out the LFC Foundation's activity schedule...
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Kings of Europe: 2005

LiverpoolFC TV - Fri, 25/05/2018 - 14:26
On the eve of the 2018 Champions League final in Kiev, we celebrate the anniversary of Liverpool's most recent triumph on Europe's grandest stage.
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Kings of Europe: 2005

LiverpoolFC TV - Fri, 25/05/2018 - 14:23
On the eve of the 2018 Champions League final in Kiev, we continue our video journey down memory lane as we recall how Liverpool have won the European Cup five times to date.
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‘Winning it would be my Glastonbury’

LiverpoolFC TV - Fri, 25/05/2018 - 13:45
For many musicians, performing at Glastonbury represents the zenith.
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