Madrid not feeling like favourites in final - Zidane

Madrid not feeling like favourites in final - Zidane

The Egypt global has one more chance to catch Rush against Real Madrid in Kiev on Saturday when Liverpool aim to win the European Cup for a sixth time.

Then I look at the 2005 Champions League final in Istanbul, when Liverpool came from 3-0 down at half-time against AC Milan to pull off the most incredible win we will ever see in a final of that magnitude.

Having become the first side to successfully defend the trophy since the inception of the Champions League last season, Real Madrid is bidding to become the first team to win the tournament three times in a row since Bayern Munich achieved the feat between 1974 and 1976.

Experience means his team have to be the outsiders in Kiev - none of the squad have ever played in a Champions League final before - but Klopp knows Zinedine Zidane's side can not dismiss them. I think it is obvious we are back, " said Klopp.

Zidane's side have beaten Paris Saint-Germain, Juventus and Bayern - this season's French, Italian and German champions - in the knockout rounds, but Klopp still believes his team can upset the odds at the Olympic Stadium.

The 25 years old Egyptian star has scored a stunning 43 goals this term, including 10 in the Champions League.

Much has been made of Klopp's record in finals and the fact is that he's had one win from six finals as a manager but most of those were against stronger and more established teams. "He's shown that this year and he's got a great chance to show that over the next few years as Ronaldo and Messi have done - but the day after tomorrow".

Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool were nowhere near the conversation for the final at the beginning of the campaign and their progress to the last 16 didn't suggest that was likely to change.

Liverpool are good enough to win this final, but the best teams don't always win the big cup finals, so Klopp and his players have to do all they can to make their own luck as they prepare for a night that will define their careers.

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.

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"I don't think I have been brought to win the Champions League final".

Liverpool are wonderful to watch, score goals against anyone and have an X Factor all winning teams need, yet I know from personal experience that you can never predict what might happen in a final.

"We have learned from that experience and we can use that as motivation", he said.

According to a report in Egyptian media, business tycoon Naguib Sawris has announced on Twitter that he will be fasting on Saturday in support for Liverpool player Salah.

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