Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, is in bullish mood ahead of the Red’s titanic battle against Spanish giants, Real Madrid.
Liverpool take on the holders in the final of the 2017/2018 UEFA Champions League season on Saturday.
Los Blancos are aiming for their 13th title, and their third successive victory in four years, while the English side will be looking to bring to end Real’s incredible run.
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Speaking during his pre-match press conference on friday, Klopp is confident his side is out to make a statement despite the gulf in class between the two sides.
“We are Liverpool, not only a really good football team, but we have evolved as well,” he said. “This club has in its DNA that they can really go for the big things. Nobody expected us to be here. But we are here. Because we are Liverpool
Los Blancos will be making their 16th appearance on the a European Cup or Champions League final, with 12 titles to their name, twice as many appearances as Liverpool, who are in final for the eighth time.
Despite Real’s obvious experience, the German tactician is hardly bothered, when asked how his team would cope.
“Experience is very important, Real Madrid will be more confident than we are, but it’s not a problem. We have had two weeks to prepare for the game
“The experience they have is a big advantage, 100 per cent, to feel more confident or whatever. But in the game, the experience doesn’t help all the time.
“Everything is clear when you make the analysis and you see Real Madrid playing in different games against other teams and you think, ‘wow, they are really strong’ – but they never played us. That’s another part of the truth.
This will be the sixth meeting between the two, with the final set to be a repeat of the 1981 final, which the English side won 1-0 and Klopp expects a difficult game for his side.
“We have to make it as difficult as possible for them, as difficult as it is for us. That’s the plan,” he added.