Ayre says Liverpool have progressed under "unique and special" Klopp

If we got to another final we'd be ready.

According to Liverpool Echo, Liverpool reluctantly agreed to sell him after Coutinho demanded that he should be allowed to leave in the winter window.

Some Liverpool fans will be panicking even more before the Champions League final due to flights to Kiev being cancelled.

"I think you can see how close we are off the pitch that translates onto the pitch".

On the other hand, Liverpool last held the UCL trophy in the 2004-05 season when they defeated AC Milan in the final.

The perilous plight of the club he inherited: The early mistakes as the Boston Red Sox ownership group found its feet in soccer: The challenge of restoring the team to the pinnacle of the European game: And the toughest decisions of them all: Reluctantly selling players adored by supporters.

"They have world-class players, but it's football and there is still an opportunity for another team and that is enough for me".

The club will face Real Madrid on 26 May, with the victor securing a €15.5m boost from UEFA and the runner-up being awarded €11m.

Gerrard Houllier, Liverpool manager 1998-2004: "When we are talking about handsome and absolute football, then we are talking about Liverpool".

In the Champions League proper (excluding qualifiers), 45 from Barcelona is the most scored in a single campaign, followed by Real Madrid with 41 and Liverpool's 40 this season. "If you want guarantees then don't qualify for a final, stay at home or go on holiday".

"We have texted a few times in the last week, of course we did, but in the end he knows everything he has to do and I am sure his team will be on fire tonight".

An inspiring speech by Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp in the aftermath of the Europa League final loss to Sevilla two years ago was the catalyst for this season's run to the Champions League title clash, captain Jordan Henderson has said. (I can) definitely see how hungry the team are to be successful."Henderson said winning the Champions League would be a huge shot in the arm for the five-time European champions".

"I have to accept that he is brilliant, like he was as a player". I'm very focused on the here and the now.

"He doesn't play a role and he is honest and says what he thinks and I think this is what everyone likes to hear".

"Any player who arrives at this club, they want to play in these games, they want to be under this kind of pressure, they want to get trophies", he said.

  • Julie Sanders