Monday, 18 February, 2019

Liverpool fans on way to Kiev after flight cancellations

Real Madrid and Liverpool are meeting in the Champions League final in Kiev Real Madrid and Liverpool are meeting in the Champions League final in Kiev More
Nellie Chapman | 25 May, 2018, 23:56

An exciting and action-packed UEFA Champions League season will reach what promises to be a spectacular close on Saturday, as Real Madrid take on Liverpool in the final. Real Madrid has won it a record 12 times, including the last two years and three out of the last four. Both Liverpool and Real Madrid respect all religions and Salah will not be the only player in Kiev observing the Holy month of Ramadan which began on 17 May - Sadio Mané, Emre Can and Achraf Hakimi (Karim Benzema opts to postpone fasting during the month of Ramadan until the close season).

For a team that had to win in their last league match in the previous season to ensure qualification for the Champions League, Liverpool have come a long way to be playing in Kyiv tomorrow. "I need to think about the game, nothing else".

"We can not try to fight on their level, but tactics are there to bring a better opponent to your level and when they are on your level, you try to beat them". That's another part of the truth.

Third in the Premier League still represented progress for Liverpool under Juergen Klopp, who previously finished sixth, eighth and fourth. But we are here.

Fellow Liverpool supporter Asif Badat was also left stranded, and said: "We were being given assurances about our tickets and then suddenly the flights were cancelled".

He added: "There's certain clubs throughout Europe, throughout the world, that have special relationships with big competitions and when you're a Real Madrid player there's something about Champions League nights that's special". I can not believe it is true, but it is us. While the stadium can hold more than 70,000 spectators, UEFA says the "net capacity" for the final will be 63,000. We have that experience in big games. But in the game, the experience doesn't help all the time.

"We have to make it as hard as possible for them".

Liverpool arrived into the final as the tournament's top scorers with an incredible 46 goals netted - including the qualification round - in just 14 matches. The spirit we created during the season. "We know we're a good team and we know how to win, even when we're playing bad", said the Wales worldwide.

'We are in the Champions League final and Liverpool deserves to be in the Champions League year in, year out'. We are completely different.

"That created a special spirit".

"We know how to get the job done".