Jürgen Klopp admitted that Real Madrid are more experienced side and they have been dominant in the Champions League for the last couple of years but he denied that he sees his team as the underdogs.
The German manager claimed that in the end, the desire shown by each of the teams will be the most important thing and it will decide which one of them will lift the famous trophy for the Champions League winners.
The former BVB coach spoke about the upcoming huge game as he said, according to 101 Great Goals:
“Yes [Madrid] are favourites, they know everything, they can write their own scripts because they have [now] experienced it four times in the last five years.”
“There have been three dominant clubs in the last few years, and we are facing one of them. I have no problem with the situation and I don’t feel like an underdog.”
“Liverpool were absolutely not favourites in 2005 [against AC Milan], and that was before they went 3-0 down.”
“To be honest, we like the role we are in. We like the situation and we are in a good moment. Real Madrid are a side of the highest quality going for three wins in three years, but we are Liverpool. That’s something not to forget.”
“In the end, it will be a test of whose desire is bigger. Real have almost exactly the same line-up from winning it before, and that’s really rare.”