"They're a team that we're all hoping can win the Champions League in a few weeks time", said Hughton.
Premier League Golden Boot victor Mo Salah will be looking to prove he belongs on the big stage alongside Cristiano Ronaldo, who is within touching distance of a fifth career Champions League final win that would take him above Lionel Messi's four trophies with Barcelona. It's going to be a tough game - we know they have so much quality.
Elsewhere, Liverpool thrashed Brighton 4-0 to secure fourth place and Champions League qualification at the expense of Chelsea.
"I'm really proud of the boys, a almost ideal season", said Klopp. The likes of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Emre Can are expected to miss out whilst James Milner was also missing for the final Premier League game of the season.
Dejan Lovren added Liverpool's second goal, a header from a corner, before young striker Dominic Solanke and left back Andrew Robertson scored their first goals for the club in the second half.
"Their star player has obviously been Mo Salah who rightly won the PFA Player of the Year".
Kane broke the 30-goal barrier in the Premier League for the first time in his career this campaign, yet still finished two goals behind Liverpool forward Salah.
"Of course!" he said.
The Croatian defender even went as far as saying that he thinks Liverpool are as good as any other team in the world, something which they will have to prove in the toughest of encounters against Zinedine Zidane's Real Madrid.
'They are really professional - this is their third final in three years, so that says a lot about that team.
"The way we play is very good, and you can see the fans are very happy and I feel very good about that, I feel they want me to win something".
"We're lucky that we can give them one if we win. We are delighted to be partnering for the third year running with BT Sport to make these games available live to YouTube users across all of our platforms".