Real Madrid doesn't scare Liverpool, warns Sadio Mane

If you want to win the Champions League you have to beat any team.

And it would be fitting for the 50-year-old German to enjoy a breakthrough moment at the same age as the godfather of the modern Liverpool.

'How many major finals have these Liverpool players been involved in?

But Liverpool do not just embrace disorder but thrive on it also and both right and left Madrid look incredibly susceptible.

Liverpool will be aiming to claim their sixth European Cup, while Madrid can make history by winning the title three years on the bounce.

Jurgen Klopp has taken his side on an extraordinary run in Europe but there were no celebrations on their return with his side's most pivotal games still to play.

The well-wishing came hours after Roma were eliminated by Salah's Liverpool.

"He pulled the club together so it was one strong unit and Klopp has revived that". Real Madrid have bulldozed their way to Kiev by hook or by crook, like the winners they are.

Salah inspired Egypt to qualify for their 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russian Federation for the first time since 1990, while also helping them to finish as runners up in the 2017 African Cup of Nations - losing narrowly to Cameroon.

Aside from Steven Gerrard, Xabi Alonso and Jamie Carragher, the heroes of Istanbul were largely inconsistent journeymen.

Liverpool still have a fight on their hands to finish in the top four of the Premier League and qualify for next season's Champions League, a fact acknowledged by Henderson when he answered a question about facing the reigning European champions in Kiev.

"Before the semi-finals you think who would you rather have and it was always Real Madrid".

Manchester City will nearly certainly beat the Premier League points record and Barcelona are on the cusp of becoming unbeaten over an entire La Liga season.

Salah was instrumental in the Anfield victory scoring twice and providing an assist.

Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah, who scored the opening two goals of the first leg and who has 43 goals in 48 appearances in all competitions this season, was held scoreless against his former club. Liverpool have scored 40 goals in this season's competition, while the holders have hit 30 themselves.

Now, Liverpool potentially have one of their own and it is fitting that with BBC off the air, the Reds' terrorising trio of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino have an opportunity to legitimately hoist themselves alongside some of the greatest front threes ever.

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

  • Julie Sanders


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