Salah, meanwhile, admitted he is flattered to be mentioned in the same breath as Ronaldo and Barcelona star Lionel Messi. Yet he, too, was unwilling to label Saturday's showdown a straight shoot-out between himself and the Portugal skipper. Just do my job.
Real are also looking to extend an extraordinary record of six straight Champions League final wins. The last one they lost was against - you guessed it - Liverpool in the instalment, when Alan Kennedy scored the only goal eight minutes from time in Paris.
Klopp, by contrast, has lost his last five finals as a manager , including the League Cup and Europa League versions in his debut season with the Reds in The defensive frailties on show in Real's knock-out games should give Liverpool plenty of encouragement as they plot another glory night 13 years on from the miracle of Istanbul. Los Merengues have also disappointed domestically this term, eventually being forced to settle for a disappointing third-placed finish in La Liga, 17 points adrift of champions Barcelona.
There is perhaps a chance, then, that the holders' potential flakiness and over-reliance on Ronaldo - who was curiously quiet in both Bayern clashes - could finally catch up with them. Liverpool have had their fair share of injury woes in recent weeks but were handed a triple boost as it emerged that Emre Can, James Milner and Adam Lallana will be available. Zidane's major decision is whether to include Gareth Bale, who has been in and out of the team this term but has fired five goals in his last four starts.
He is definitely in contention. City are on the verge of surrendering their Premier League trophy to runaway leaders Liverpool -- who drew with Everton on Sunday -- after back-to-back title wins. But Guardiola has hinted that it may be the same players who are charged with closing the gap with Jurgen Klopp's side next season. Everton vs Liverpool: Player Grades Poll. Vote to grade the players and manager on how they did. If this poll is not showing up on your screen, please click here to go and grade the players - we apologize for the inconvenience.
Liverpool are back! Merseyside derby! Premier League champions Liverpool will welcome Burnley to Anfield on Saturday as they continue their record-setting run in the Premier League history books. While Burnley is still looking for European qualification for next season as they look for some points against the champs. Atletico Madrid vs. Alaves p. Sunday, June Levante vs. Real Betis a.
Villareal vs. Granada vs. Eibar p. Espanyol vs. Steven Gerrard and Jordan Henderson arguably make up the most reliable and consistent portion of the Liverpool squad, and so that pair in particular will look to cage Kroos, in turn restricting Real's supply in attack.