Champions League final: Liverpool and Real Madrid combined XI based on stats

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. While Klopp failed to win his 2013 final against German side Bayern Munich when he was managing Borussia Dortmund.

A win for Liverpool would mean their sixth European Cup trophy and a Real triumph would secure their thirteenth overall and third on the trot.

The 25 year old Egyptian, who has scored 44 goals in 51 appearances in all competitions this season including 10 in the Champions League, is a devoted Muslim. "I am pretty sure in the second before the game Real Madrid will be more confident than we are, but the game doesn't end in that second, it only starts", Klopp said. "The experience they have is a big advantage, 100 percent, to feel more confident but in the game the experience doesn't help all the time". "They've waited 11 years for this". "Messi and Ronaldo deserve all the praise because they were constantly over years on that level".

'I've said this repeatedly, I think this is the worst moment for a coach, when you have to make the choice, especially for a final, because some players will put their jersey on and others won't.

Around 1,000 Real fans handed back tickets, while a number of Liverpool supporters' flights have been cancelled due to insufficient landing space at Kiev's Boryspil Airport.

The former Manchester United forward is hoping to bag his fifth Champions League win, surpassing Lionel Messi and equalling Real legend Alfredo Di Stefano.

So expect goals and plenty of them in a game that's going to be a lot closer than many observers, both neutral and Madridistas believe.

What makes this such a fascinating final is that should that happen and Liverpool race into a lead, there's still the belief that Madrid have the ability to chase them down and Premier League side have the tendency to give up chances.

None of Klopp's players have appeared in a Champions League final before.

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