Liverpool fans will head into Saturday’s Champions League final against Real Madrid as underdogs due to their opponent’s recent success in the competition.
The Reds last played in the showpiece more than 10 years ago, while Los Blancos are hunting for their third consecutive crown in the tournament.
Jurgen Klopp’s side should not be underestimated, though, as they have reached the final in Kiev on merit due to impressive displays throughout the competition.
The Merseyside outfit obliterated Porto, Premier League champions Manchester City and Roma in order to secure a spot in the showdown against Madrid.
Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane are a force to be reckoned with, and even though Real boast the prolific attacker that is Cristiano Ronaldo, Zinedine Zidane’s side play a system that will give Liverpool opportunities.
However, former Spain national team manager Vicente del Bosque thinks that it will be a walk in the park for Madrid, and has predicted a 4-1 triumph in Ukraine.
Vincenté del Bosque: “I can't find a Liverpool player that could replace a Real Madrid one. Real Madrid will beat Liverpool 4-1". pic.twitter.com/zfHeithgcd
— Anfield Express (@AnfieldExpress) May 22, 2018
Liverpool fans have had plenty to say about this…
— Rendy (@rendy90s) May 22, 2018
I love it when they underestimate us.
— Thanduxolo (@Thand_uxolo_M) May 22, 2018
The spanish are so arrogant about these finals. Honestly, just like fergie did – Klopp needs to put all of the quotes that the spanish have been saying in the dressing rooms…
— Profit Mo (@liverpoolfc790) May 22, 2018
That's the exact score I put 4 the final. Fake Madrid 1-4 Liverpool
— chijioke ochubili (@Bruce_Wayne_05) May 22, 2018
Lost all respect for Del Bosque, Saturday is a date B****
— Akan (@talk_akan) May 22, 2018
Lol..if we talk about numbers there are milner, salah, firmino, mane and karius..
— Allez Aditya (@AdityaAllez) May 22, 2018
It will be 4-1, but Real Madrid will not be the ones lifting the trophy..
— Ben Fischer (@fischer_ben) May 22, 2018
Surprise surprise….. A Spaniards who's managed real thinks the Spanish side will win…… Oh, the shock of it 🙄🤯
— koppite (@stuartclark1892) May 22, 2018
He doesn't now football it seems!🤨🤔
— MR. Liverpool (@WwwGohan22) May 22, 2018
This should be our team talk pre match.
— Okotb (@Okotb22) May 22, 2018