Luka Modric: "Liverpool deserve to be in the final"

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Luka Modric: "Liverpool deserve to be in the final"

Zinedine Zidane's men will go into the match at the Olympic Stadium in Kiev as favourites, but Liverpool's recent form (they edged out giant-slayers Roma in the semis) suggests they are well able to hurt the Spaniards.

Ex-Liverpool and Real Madrid striker Michael Owen tipped Mohamed Salah as a favorite to win the 2018 Ballon d'Or if Liverpool win the Champions League.

'In our case, we've played in the Champions League without pressure most of the time, ' said Klopp.

The 24-year-old midfielder is aiming to prove his fitness in time for the Champions League final against Real Madrid in Kiev on May 26.

"[It would be] a unique moment [to win the final]".

Adding up a player or team's expected goals can give us an indication of how many goals a player or team should have scored on average, given the shots they had taken.

And even Klopp admits his team's consistency in the competition has shocked him this season.

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     Liverpool have been put through their pace in Marbella
LIVERPOOL FC Liverpool have been put through their pace in Marbella

"Of course we dreamed big, I dream big and our whole team had that dream", Firmino said.

Some fans are angry that they will miss the party back in the city center while others are being more philosophical; who cares if they miss the party, that means Liverpool will be European Champions. They may just have one more shock left in them.

Ramos spoke about the dream to win the third Champions League title, saying, "To claim it for a third year in a row would be a dream".

The Champions League final between Liverpool and Real Madrid will be streamed for free on YouTube according to reports.

Who would you like to see at the Merseyside club next season?

Touching the trophy before kick-off is regarded - in the ultra-superstitious world of football - as seriously bad luck and Liverpool know all about that having witnessed Gennaro Gattuso do likewise for Milan back in 2005.