WHERE ARE THEY NOW? The 2005 Champion League-winning Liverpool team

WHERE ARE THEY NOW? The 2005 Champion League-winning Liverpool team

Liverpool play Real Madrid on Saturday in the Ukrainian capital in their first Champions League final in 11 years. Ronaldo backed them to get the job done: "My result is 3-2 for Madrid", he said.

"Maybe a few of us dream we would be in the final and that it was possible".

Real's 12 European Cup wins puts them way ahead of the rest, but Liverpool have lifted the famous trophy 5 times themselves, most recently in 2005, defying all the odds against AC Milan in Istanbul.

It took Madrid twelve years to claim La Decima, their tenth European Cup, and only two to claim their twelfth. "So far, it was just outstanding".

Not just a first Champions League success, but a first major title in football in his maiden cup final.

The Netherlands midfielder is expected to retain his place in Jurgen Klopp's starting XI for Saturday's clash with Real Madrid in Kiev after stepping in for the injured Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in recent weeks.

talkSPORT bring you live commentary of Real Madrid v Liverpool, kick-off 7.45pm. "I can't imagine that", added the coach, who has welcomed Emre Can back into his squad.

Mo Salah (10), Roberto Firmino (10) and Mane (9) have scored 29 goals between them in the Champions League this season and the Reds front-three can again be the difference between the sides in Ukraine.

Severe thunderstorms expected to impact afternoon commute
Almost 100 customers without power in Germantown are expected to have the issue fixed by 5:30 p.m., according to National Grid. The powerful wind gusts came and went quickly this evening, but the rain will take longer to clear out of the Richmond area.

Salah said Real's past dominance would count for nothing once the whistle blew.

Fellow Liverpool supporter Asif Badat was also left stranded, and said: "We were being given assurances about our tickets and then suddenly the flights were cancelled". "When you get to the game it's just 11 against 11".

The midfield three is settled with Casemiro, Luka Modric and Toni Kroos being the heartbeat of the system.

"To win a fifth Champions League would be the business", he said earlier this week. That would equal the individual record, and leave him in sight of yet another Ballon d'Or.

While Zinedine Zidane's men were always among the favourites for this year's crown, Liverpool have come up on the outside thanks to the way Klopp has shaped his exciting, young team.

"None of us is selfish or only wants to score. It would be incredible", defender Raphael Varane told Madrid sports daily Marca.

"Oh no, I don't think it will make up for that", Wijnaldum said. "Through experience we know how hard it is going to be, but experience gives more security and serenity as well".

The build-up to the game itself has been overshadowed by complaints from fans of both sides that getting to Kiev - and finding accommodation there - has been too expensive. The Whites are a great team but they are not blessed with great pace in their back four and I expect Liverpool to exploit that weakness in what promises to be a cracker.

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