Liverpool hoping experience not everything in final against Real

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Real Madrid have an extraordinary galaxy of footballers who are amongst the best in the world.

Don't fear the prospect of a Champions League final and instead look at it as a night when your career can be defined, the one game that can turn you into a hero forever more.

As Liverpool and Real Madrid geared up for the final of the Champions League, there has been conflicting reports on whether Salah will observe fast for today's match.

Liverpool can earn their first trophy of the Klopp era with a win over Real Madrid in the Ukrainian capital. There are players who are in fashion, those who come and go and others who stay around. You see Real Madrid playing against different teams and you think, "Wow - they are really strong".

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.

The 25 years old Egyptian star has scored a stunning 43 goals this term, including 10 in the Champions League.

Their rivalry dates back to 1893, when Liverpool beat Manchester United, then known as Newton Heath LYR F.C., to take their place in the top division English football.

Cristiano Ronaldo's cameraman Real Madrid
Liverpool hoping experience not everything in final against Real

"With Virgil, it was very clear that he wanted to come to play for Liverpool".

Another aspect of this encounter is the coming together of two coaches who have never really got the credit they deserve for their achievements.

Meanwhile, Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane tempered expectations.

Ronaldo, who is 33 now, has gone on to become arguably Real Madrid's best player in the last decade, guiding them to two La Liga titles and three Champions Leagues within 9 years.

Despite implementing his gegenpressing style of football at both Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool, European success has eluded Jurgen Klopp and has painted a picture that says his teams are defensively suspect.

Many Muslim footballers and athletes often have to make a choice on whether to strictly observe Ramadan ahead and during professional engagements that fall within this month. "Real Madrid have had that their whole history, they've had a special relationship with the Champions League".

Having become the first side to successfully defend the trophy since the inception of the Champions League last season, Real Madrid is bidding to become the first team to win the tournament three times in a row since Bayern Munich achieved the feat between 1974 and 1976.

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