Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp praised Real Madrid’s tenacity and ingenuity ahead of Saturday’s highly anticipated UEFA Champions League final match.
Klopp claimed that Real Madrid have the experience needed to defeat Liverpool and win the Champions League for a record 14th time at the Stade de France, despite the fact that the Spanish giants may emerge European champions there.
Meanwhile, Liverpool is favored to win by the fans and commentators, particularly because of the players’ belief that they have a score to settle with Real Madrid.
During his prematch press conference on Friday, Kloop didn’t shy away from admitting his opponent’s superiority, and he answered a question about who he thinks will win the showpiece on Saturday.
“I don’t know – I don’t have an easy answer. If you look at the history of the clubs and the way Real Madrid celebrate those comebacks then I would say it’s them because of the experience,” the German manager said.
“I want us to be on the same level in these kinds of things. I want us to be completely ourselves in this game – if we are on the top of our game we are difficult to play.”