- Tottenham vs Liverpool Champions League showdown will see Jurgen Klopp using pain of Kiev to motivate his players to glory
- Klopp admitted he was devastated after last year's final defeat by Real Madrid
- The German tactician remains upbeat of coming tops after the encounter
Jurgen Klopp is confident Liverpool will lift the Champions League trophy aloft after tonight’s final showdown in Madrid.
According to The Mirror, Klopp is aware the Reds have one of their best ever to shame their detractors, by claiming their sixth European success and end his cup final defeat as manager.
Liverpool are bookmakers top choice against Tottenham , but the German tactician stressed squad members are not carried away as they remain positive and upbeat a win in the final will kick-start a glorious beginning for the Anfield dwellers.
“It’s about what we can reach, what we can achieve. We will not stop until we are where we want to be,” Klopp emphasized.
“It is a big one this game, and an important one - we want to have the finish this club deserves.
“We only feel positive let me say it like this. We know it is football and so many things can happen. Like I said, it doesn’t always mean that the better team will always win. But being the better team would help.
“Last year against Madrid probably had more natural quality and experience like hell. That was a different level, this time it is much more level - that is why we feel different.”
Speaking further, Klopp insists Liverpool will be tapping from the pain of their defeat by Real Madrid in Kiev a year ago, which he believes has massively pushed his side to a different level… that could help them claim Europe’s premier club competition.
“I can only describe my feeling in the queue at the airport in Kiev, and my feeling was we go again, we come back here," he stressed.
“The team was in such a good moment that it can get a massive knock and it was clear we would bring in a couple of players and we would have the chance again.
“We have an incredible mix of experience and potential - this team has showed all the maturity you need for being a big team over the season. It gives me such a good feeling.
“Last year we had no clue if it was really possible (to win the final). This year we knew it was possible and that was an experience which helped us to make this special thing happen,” the German added, even as he was quick to add that irrespective of what happens, Liverpool are ready to go the extra mile.
“We have to be prepared for this moment," he added. "And we will be prepared, that’s 100 per cent.
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“Give whatever you have and try to win it. That’s what we will do. I’m lucky to sit here. We fell in love, and now we work together. It’s a wonderful club.
“We sit here in a Champions League final, the biggest game for clubs in world football. So no wonder I’m in good shape,” Klopp submitted.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Mohamed Salah has had a dig at Harry Kane ahead of Liverpool’s Champions League final showdown against Tottenham.
The Reds tackle Spurs at the Wanda Metropolitano on Saturday, June 1, to see who will be crowned Europe’s champions for the 2018-19 campaign.
However, with hours to commencement of hostilities, Salah reminded anyone that cares that he has netted more goals than Kane in the English topflight for two successive seasons.
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