LIVERPOOL are looking to complete a memorable treble this weekend when they face Real Madrid in the Champions League final.
Real fought back in stunning fashion to beat Man City and advance to the final of their semi-final, having beaten Chelsea in the semi-final.
Liverpool had a slightly easier run to the final, beating Inter Milan, Benfica and Villarreal en route to the Paris showpiece.
The Reds narrowly missed out on Premier League victory and the chance to win a quadruple last weekend as Man City staged a miraculous comeback to beat Aston Villa in their final game.
Liverpool will be looking for revenge when they face a Real side who beat them 3-1 in the 2018 final thanks to Gareth Bale’s spectacular brace.
And that year was the last time Real won the European Cup but they will be aiming for glory this time around with Karim Benzema up front as the main man.
When is the Champions League final?
- Liverpool’s massive clash with Real Madrid will take place on THIS SATURDAY – Saturday May 28.
- The match is scheduled to kick off at 8pm UK time – 9pm Paris.
- Following the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the original location of Gazprom Arena in Saint Petersburg was stripped of hosting the final.
- This allowed Paris Saint-Germain’s stadium, Le Par des Princes, to be the designated ground for the game and it can accommodate around 47,000 spectators.
- It will also be the first time the Champions League final has been held in Paris since Barcelona beat Arsenal in 2006.
- Extra time and penalties are available if the two teams cannot be separated after 120 minutes.
What TV channel is the Champions League final on and can I stream it live?
- Liverpool vs Real Madrid will be streamed live on BT Sport 1, BT Sport Ultimate and BT Sport YouTube channel for FREE.
- Coverage will begin on 6:00 p.m. UK time – two hours before kick-off.
- Subscribed members will have the option to stream the game live via the BT Sport website or app.
- You can also stream the game live on the YouTube app.
- TalkSport will have radio coverage of the match on its website, app and DAB radio.
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Thiago Alcantara left with an unspecified injury against Wolves last week, with Jurgen Klopp describing the situation as ‘not good’.
Fabinho has a hamstring problem so it’s a serious doubt for the Champions League final.
But Mo Salah returned to Anfield after picking up an injury in the FA Cup final.
Real Madrid have very few injury problems ahead of this game.
There could even be a return to the bench for Gareth Bale, who has returned from six weeks through injury but is unlikely to have the chance to repeat his masterclass against the Reds in the 2018 final.
Carlo Ancelotti’s biggest decision could be to start with the magic of semi-final hero Rodrygo or the more cautious option of Federico Valverde.
- liverpool – 10/21
- To design – 5/2
- real Madrid – 12/5
- Liverpool will lift the trophy – 4/7
- Real Madrid trophy to life – 5/4
*Odds courtesy of Betfair correct as of Wednesday 25th May