Klopp tells journos to 'make different XIs with my squad'

Georginio Wijnaldum

Liverpool beat AS Roma, Manchester City, Porto, Sevilla, Maribor and Spartak Moscow on their way to the Champions League final.

Barca, in particular, have been careful in celebrating their domestic double, their players aware of the disappointment that lingers from their Champions League crash in the quarter-finals.

If the Reds go all the way and win, you'll practically be able to hear those 16,000 cheering all the way from Kiev.

Liverpool's run of 13 league games without a clean sheet against Chelsea is their longest such top-flight run since a streak of 17 matches against Blackburn between 1947 and 1995.

On Tuesday, Real Madrid once again dispatched Bayern Munich to reach their fourth UEFA Champions League Final in the last five years. "At the moment it's hard to see anyone usurping him".

For sure we must pay great attention, especially to their first game against Roma. But its not their experience or the quality of their players that will decide their fate in these games. We'll come together [on Friday] - I can't make any decisions before that.

"We've seen it with Fernando Torres". And while the maths still say otherwise with two games to play, basement club West Brom are surely too far adrift to pull off the mother of all escapes. Yes, I think we are little bit in this direction [closing the gap on Europe's top clubs] but we are not responsible for the rest. The Reds are the better side and they seem like they have tons more to play for.

"You can not be more experienced in this competition than Real Madrid", the German manager added. And then, a flash when you least expect it, and he's already in the corner reminding your fans what's on the back of his jersey. We have to get three points.

"If we draw it's not good for them; if we win it's not good for them". If you don't go there, there's no chance.

"I know everybody will remind me from now on that I've lost the last five finals", Klopp added.

"It's clear, if you are qualified for the Champions League it's easier to convince specific players".

Around two dozen supporters without tickets sang loudly in bars in the centre of the Italian capital, while those in the Stadio Olimpico showed their appreciation for the players who made it possible.

Chelsea have been churning out victories in recent weeks despite not playing well while Liverpool will undoubtedly enjoy a boost in confidence after their qualification to the final of the Champions League.



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