Ahead of the much anticipated UEFA Champions League final showdown on Saturday, Liverpool boss, Jurgen Klopp acknowledged his opponent, Real Madrid’s resilience and ingenuity.
Noting that the Spanish giants may emerge European champions in the Stade de France, Klopp submitted that Real Madrid have the experience needed to defeat the Reds and clinch the Champions League trophy for a record 14th time.
Meanwhile, on the part of the fans and commentators, Liverpool are favoured to win, particularly with the confidence in the players who believe they have a score to settle with Real Madrid.
Kloop who didn’t shy away from admitting his opponent’s superiority during his prematch press conference on Friday, entertained a question seeking to know who he feels would come out on top in Saturday’s showpiece.
He answered: “I don’t know – I don’t have an easy answer. If you look at the history of the clubs and the way Real Madrid celebrate those comebacks then I would say it’s them because of the experience,” the German manager said.
“I want us to be on the same level in these kinds of things. I want us to be completely ourselves in this game – if we are on the top of our game we are difficult to play.”