Should Liverpool come out of the blocks against Madrid with the same poise and intensity that has characterised their season and blew Brighton away, then the 12-time European champions could be in for a real shock.
Those factors are only considered relevant at the time of his transfer, with Solanke also going on to make his England debut as a Liverpool player.
"It has been a great season for Liverpool and hopefully we can finish it off in Kiev", Dutch global Van Dijk, who joined the club from Southampton in January, told Liverpool's offical website. The clash has not just created abuzz on the field, but miles across the final's venue, here in Goa.
"We're lucky that we can give them one if we win".
"I see a lot of kids becoming cynical and opting out at early ages or maybe they have been told they aren't good enough at an early age".
But first, the Dutchman is looking forward to a well-earned break after a long-hard season.
'Good players, good team. It's a big chance for them to win a big trophy, the first in years, so of course you know how important and big it is for them but this is also for us, ' he added. However, a surprise 5-4 defeat in their penultimate fixture against Levante saw them blow their 43-game unbeaten run.
"When you look at the forward line they started, we knew we were going to be in for a hard afternoon".
Following Kane's goal at Stoke City, I think it's fair to say, the footballing community was rooting for Salah.
"We showed the kind of football we couldn't show the last few games".
■ BT SPORT is to make the Champions League final available to watch for free online. "We'll see if we can both continue it next season".
Before Salah starts thinking about next season, he will be thinking about winning the Champions League with Liverpool in two weeks and perhaps even about breaking Ian Rush's record of 46 goals in a single season.