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Champions League final LIVE: Liverpool vs Real Madrid team news, line-ups and more tonight

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The UEFA Champions League trophy on the eve of the 2022 final

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liverpool Face real Madrid in the Champions League final at the Satde de France in Paris.

He is a finale covered in “great irony”with Jurgen Kloppcapable of securing a famous treble of cup and a seventh heaven for the Reds in terms of European Cups. While Los Blancos can add a 14th European crown. That’s for sure, a repeat of the 2018 final in Kyiv, where Sadio Mane canceled out Karim Benzema’s opener, which came from a howler from Loris Karius. A famous Gareth Bale brace, including a spectacular bicycle kick to give the Spaniards the lead, soon followed to secure glory. Redemption for Jurgen Klopp’s side came 12 months later with victory over Tottenham in Madrid, as tonight offers a chance for revenge, especially for Mohamed Salah, who was injured so early against Madrid four years ago. When pushed on the subject of revenge, Klopp played down its impact: “I don’t believe in revenge and I don’t think revenge is a fantastic idea. I understand what Mo is saying. He wants to make things right, but in Germany they say you always meet twice in life.

After beating Paris Saint-Germain, Chelsea and Manchester City in thrilling circumstances, Carlo Ancelotti is back on the biggest stage, with the Italian able to add a fourth Champions League title to his CV. The former AC Milan and Chelsea boss fondly remembers the battles with the Reds, including the devastating defeat in Istanbul in 2007: “In my Champions League career, we faced each other many times. The first time was in 1984, the final in Rome. I didn’t play because I was injured. Then in 2005 and 2007, and of course the rivalry grew during my time at Everton. Now we will face each other again. They have a great team, they are difficult to face. They play at a very high level, with a lot of physicality, but it’s a pleasure to play against them in the final. Follow the build-up, live team news, goal and score updates, analysis and reaction from Paris:

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Luka Modric plays with a ball during a training session

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Karim Benzema plays with a ball during training

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Gareth Bale attends a training session at the Stade de France

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Champions League final: Liverpool vs Real Madrid

The Champions League final is here! Welcome to The Independent’s coverage of Liverpool vs Real Madrid in Paris at the Stade de France.

The atmosphere is boiling in the French capital, with both sets of fans keen to add more glory to their decorated past, with the Reds keen to make it seventh heaven and Los Blancos keen to bring the No.14 to terms of European crowns.

Over the next few hours, we’ll be expanding the game with preview material, predictions, odds, analysis and possibly team news around 7pm BST. So stay tuned and check back regularly as we prepare for the biggest game in club football.

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Jack RathbornMay 28, 2022 10:52 a.m.

Champions League final LIVE: Liverpool vs Real Madrid team news, line-ups and more tonight

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