Tonight, in the final of the Champions League, Liverpool will compete against Real Madrid once more.
The Reds have competed in every game that was available to them during this season, advancing all the way to the championship match in each of the three knockout competitions. At this point, their primary objective is to win the Europa League in addition to the FA Cup and the Carabao Cup. After Manchester City’s thrilling victory in the Premier League title game, Liverpool’s hopes of winning the quadruple are no longer realistic; yet, winning the Champions League is much more than simply a consolation prize.
The team coached by Jurgen Klopp will take on Real Madrid in a rematch of the championship game from 2018, and they will be looking for a completely different result this time. That must seem like a very long time ago to Gareth Bale, who will be leaving Spain this summer after having scored twice in Real Madrid’s 3-1 victory. The Welshman will be returning to his home country after spending his time in Spain.
It has been a remarkable run all the way to the final for the LaLiga winners, who have appeared on more than one occasion as if they were almost certainly going to be eliminated. This was the situation when Real Madrid faced Manchester City in the semifinals; Rodrygo scored two goals in the final minute of regulation to force extra time, when Karim Benzema was able to seal the deal and win the match.
The latest on the Liverpool and Real Madrid teams
It will be extremely important for Liverpool to have both Fabinho and Thiago Alcantara available for the final. While the first player is dealing with a hamstring ailment, the second player picked up an Achilles injury while playing against Wolves.
Nonetheless, Fabinho and Thiago were deemed well enough to travel for Friday’s play. Virgil van Dijk and Mohamed Salah are expected to rejoin the squad.
Klopp stated on Friday that the team’s morale is high and that they are ecstatic to be here.
“Obtaining a sense of the stadium and its setting.
“Thiago and Fabinho appear to be in excellent standing. Fabinho has trained normally, Thiago trained with the team yesterday and will train with the team again today, and then we’ll evaluate the situation.”