Bravery in game-changing moments will be key, but in a Real Madrid team that have triumphed in three of the past four Champions League finals, Liverpool are facing a side highly experienced in this environment.
After a unremarkable stint at Chelsea, Mohamed Salah is on the cusp of footballing legend, having trailblazed his way to the English Premier League's Golden Boot with 32 goals.
Madrid thrashed Juventus 4-1 in last year's final to become the first side to successfully defend the trophy since the competition was renamed the Champions League in 1992.
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The Netherlands worldwide insists he has learned from that mistake and vowed to not make a similar error when Jurgen Klopp's side take on Real Madrid in Kiev on Saturday.
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Both teams have won Europe's elite competition on numerous occasions with the Reds lifting the trophy on five occasions, while the Spanish club have won it a record twelve times.
"But it's not a surprise because, that's Zizu's (Zidane) fallback team, that's who he goes to". Not since Bayern Munich in 1976 has a team won the European Cup three times in succession.
Our very own Tomás Roncero, the world's biggest Real Madrid fan, is in Kiev, soaking up the atmosphere in the fan zones. Nobody expected us to be here but we are because we are Liverpool.
Real Madrid, who play in Spain's La Liga, are led by Portuguese star Christiano Ronaldo in the attack. I'm interested in performing. He's shown that this year and he's got a... He he has fantastic potential.
"This season was exceptional, unbelievable, but there is still one more game to go".
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McGowan also made video interview appearances Friday morning on The Associated Press and " Megyn Kelly Today ". His lawyer, Benjamin Brafman , said Friday that he would fight to get the charges dismissed.
Salah has scored 44 goals in his first season at the club.
As a devout Muslim Salah has observed Ramadan since 16 May and would maintain his fast during daylight hours on the day of the final, although Klopp would not be drawn on whether that will be the case.
Putting the rumors to rest, Liverpool physiotherapist Ruben has said Salah will break the fast to be in the best condition possible.
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"I don't think I have been bought to win the Champions League final".
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It's not very empathetic, it's not very American-like, actually to me. "But it's tough for me to not be that because of my past". Commissioner Roger Goodell confirmed that players could stay in the locker room for the anthem but protests would be fined .