Liverpool and Real Madrid teams 'leaked' ahead of Champions League final

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Mohamed Salah has been tipped to fire Liverpool to Champions League glory by Istanbul hero Luis Garcia.

Street paintings of him have also appeared in Cairo, the Egyptian capital, and in his native village of Nagrig in the Nile Delta.

Liverpool will attempt to end Cristiano Ronaldo and Real Madrid's recent dominance in the Champions League when the sides meet in Saturday's final in Kiev, with Reds manager Jurgen Klopp insisting experience is not everything. After last weekend's drab FA Cup final, this is a game to genuinely get excited about as two of Europe's most decorated and attack-minded teams go head-to-head for the biggest prize in club football.

They're relaxed in Real Madrid before this final. "It's another final and we have the same chance of winning it as they do", Zidane told a news conference on Friday.

Liverpool: Loris Karius (goal-keeper), Trent Alexander-Arnold, Virjil van Dijk, Dejan Lovren, Andrew Robertson, James Milner, Jordan Henderson (captain), Georginio Wijnaldum, Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino, Mohamed Salah.

For years, United and Liverpool have battled for top honours in England, well before the rise of the rest of the clubs.

Reports coming out of Madrid would already have you believe that Los Blancos have this one wrapped up, with confidence levels crossing into arrogance.

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Liverpool and Real Madrid teams 'leaked' ahead of Champions League final

The difference between the sides is clear when you compare the passing distribution too, as Real Madrid's is dominated by five key figures: Toni Kroos, Marcelo, Isco, Luka Modric and Sergio Ramos.

If the Spanish side can not cut off that path, they will have problems when the front three combine, particularly Firmino and Salah who have shared 106 passes this season.

In the quarterfinals, the 12-time European Cup winners won the first leg against Juventus 3-0 away from home but needed a last-minute penalty to knock out the Serie A giants after going three goals down at home.

Fans across the world are hoping for a goal-fest in Kiev tonight and Ferdinand has told Liverpool to take the game to Real as they have done in their previous fixtures.

"So I just want to wish Zizou, the boss, the president, the club good luck in the Champions League final and please beat Liverpool, please!" "We need to play very well to win the game and inside the dressing room we know we are not favourites".

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

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