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Champions League: Our match against Real is not about revenge -Klopp


Liverpool boss, Jurgen Klopp has said this weekend’s Champions League final against Real Madrid is not about revenge for the 2018 UEFA final which Madrid won 3-1.

Speaking ahead of the match, Klopp said the 2018 final was a night to remember after their best players were injured in the first 45th minute.

Former Dortmund handler said “This was a harsh night for us – it was tough to take,” said Klopp.

“But I don’t believe in revenge or think revenge is a fantastic idea,” he added.

“I understand what Mo said – he wants to put it right. But in Germany, we say you always meet twice in life.

“If we get the chance to win it this time it will be a great story, but it will not be because of what happened in 2018.”

Salah’s comments came after Real Madrid dramatically beat Manchester City in the semi-finals. On Wednesday he said he was “motivated through the roof after what happened last time”.

The Spanish champions won in 2018 thanks to goals from Karim Benzema and two by Gareth Bale, including a spectacular overhead kick.

Salah left the field in tears after injuring his shoulder in the 30th minute having been pulled down by centre-back Ramos, who has since joined Paris St-Germain.

A year later Liverpool beat Tottenham in the final in Madrid to win the European crown.