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

Ivan Schwartz
May 25, 2018

Juergen Klopp wouldn't reveal if Mohamed Salah is fasting for Ramadan while preparing for the Champions League final.

This year's final in Kiev is a rematch of the 1981 showdown, when a single goal from Alan Kennedy in Paris was enough to hand Liverpool victory over their Spanish counterparts.

'We are in the Champions League final and Liverpool deserves to be in the Champions League year in, year out'.

Asked whether Real's experience will be a factor in determining the outcome of the game, the Liverpool boss told his pre-match press conference in Ukraine: "How can I know it?"

The Slovenian wants the Champions League final to be a festival and he wants more a more stringent selection process.

"To every Liverpool fan who is having a nightmare - and I use the word nightmare deliberately, not loosely - arranging travel to Kiev I can only apologize". It should be quite a battle, with the Reds' pitting their attack-minded, high-pressing style of play against the power and speed of a well-balanced and star-studded Real Madrid side.

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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.

Speaking of his last experience of a Champions League final while managing Borussia Dortmund in 2013, he said: "As a manager you have a lot to do in preparation, being convinced, being cool and calm".

His form has led to Saturday's clash in Kiev being billed as a Ballon d'Or decider against five-time World Player of the Year Cristiano Ronaldo. "Through experience we know how hard it is going to be, but experience gives more security and serenity as well". If he is fasting, Salah will go around 16 hours without food or drink on the day of the biggest game of his career, and then have a very short time to eat and rehydrate.

The club said in a statement on its website that around 1,000 fans have been affected by the travel chaos.

- Real Madrid will become the first side to claim three successive Champions League titles since the competition was re-branded in 1992 with a win. But I think Liverpool is my team and Anfield is my home. The last player to do so in the European Cup was Franz Roth (for Bayern Munich in 1975 and 1976). "This is handsome. 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". "It's not that I wake up every morning and think, 'Wow".

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