Jurgen Klopp: 'Mohamed Salah's long-term potential not important'


26 - Liverpool's starting XI is the youngest (26 y 170 d) in an UCL final since Borussia Dortmund 2013 (25 y 255 d). He is to leave Real Madrid this summer.

For once in a Champions League final, Cristiano Ronaldo will yield some of the spotlight to another player sweeping up adulation and personal acclaim.

Bradley, who talks freely about the crucible his Pharaohs team endured during his stint in charge, from a revolution in the country that overthrew the government to a massacre at a soccer match that shut down club soccer in the nation for almost a year, did not make the 2014 World Cup with Egypt, as they lost in the final two-game playoff.

Jurgen Klopp also has a full squad to choose from and his line-up has no surprises.

The Reds had their share of early chances, including Trent Alexander-Arnold's blast that forced a quality save out of Keylor Navas, but the Premier League side couldn't break the deadlock.

Liverpool subs: Simon Mignolet, Emre Can, Dominic Solanke, Ragnar Klavan, Adam Lallana, Nathaniel Clyne, Alberto Moreno.

Cape Town - Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren believes that forward Mohamed Salah is the best striker in the world at the moment.

After all, Ronaldo has won the prestigious prize on the back of helping Madrid to each of their recent European Cup triumphs, in 2014, 2016 and again previous year.

Madrid is possibly looking to win the crown for the third straight time and fourth in five seasons.

The Reds lost home and away to los Blancos in the Champions League group stage in 2014.

It's the biggest game in the European football calendar and, once again, Real Madrid are fighting for the title.

Frank Lampard has insisted that Mohamed Salah and Cristiano Ronaldo are completely different ahead of Liverpool FC's clash against Real Madrid in the Champions League final on Saturday evening.

Liverpool XI: Karius; Alexander-Arnold, Van Dijk, Lovren, Robertson; Wijnaldum, Milner, Henderson; Salah, Mane, Firmino.

"It doesn't really bother us, the team that is in fashion or that is being talked about the most".

Ramos has a history of indiscipline but Ferdinand insists the Spain global was utterly blameless, telling BT Sport: 'It's so unfortunate to see something like that a game of this magnitude.