Dejan Lovren: Real Madrid should fear Liverpool in Champions League final

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"Look, we were in the League Cup final and we didn't win it. People don't tell me in the street since then, "Thank you for bringing us to the final", Klopp said.

"He deserves this. It is not accidental that he already reached the final of the Champions League in 2013 with Borussia Dortmund". That's a pity, but that's the game.

A James Milner own-goal six minutes later levelled proceedings before Georginio Wijnaldum restored the Reds advantage on 25 minutes.

"Then we'll have two weeks to prepare for the final and we will use that time". Going to a final is really nice, but winning it is nicer.

To say Roma now believed they could qualify would be an overstatement, but they had at least given their fans a glimmer of hope.

The Liverpool fans inside the Stadio Olimpico might have feared those domestic defensive issues would cost them dearly as Roma created chance after chance in the second half.

The Merseyside outfit will now have their sights firmly set on beating Real Madrid to win the club's sixth Champions League trophy.

Jurgen Klopp's side are the competition's top scorers this season with 40 goals and Lovren thinks Real - who were pictured with T-shirts speculating about a potential 13th success after knocking out Bayern Munich on Tuesday - should be wary of their firepower. But it's Real Madrid.

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It was breathless but, unlike the quarterfinal second leg against Manchester City, Liverpool weathered the storm comfortably and, against the run of play, took the lead.

Looking ahead to their latest final meeting, Real midfielder Toni Kroos told German magazine Kicker that he has been surprised and impressed by the Reds. It was a little bit exciting - more exciting than I actually wanted. They have reached the final four times in the last five years and still together.

"Somehow, we just show up for that stage".

Zinedine Zidane's side have retained a core group of players including Cristiano Ronaldo, Sergio Ramos, Luka Modric and Karim Benzema, who have all been involved in lifting their last three European titles in 2014, 2016 and 2017.

Liverpool's Mohamed Salah has been mentioned in the same breath as the Portuguese this season, having scored one more goal (42) than the 33-year-old attacker.

"We have the players".

"I can not do it alone".

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