Jurgen Klopp has come out to say Liverpool’s Champions League final against Real Madrid is not about revenge for the Spanish side’s victory in 2018. The game which is going to be played on Saturday in Paris is a repeat of the final four years ago in Kyiv, in which Madrid won 3-1. Their Egyptian Forward Mohamed Salah, who went off injured in that match after a tussle with Sergio Ramos, has said Liverpool has a “score to settle”. But the head coach of the Liverpool Jurgen Klopp has said: “This was a harsh night for us – it was tough to take.”
Jurgen Klopp Says Champions League final with Real Madrid is not a Revenge Mission
He also said: “But I don’t believe in revenge or think revenge is a fantastic idea.” “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 center-back Ramos, who has since joined Paris St-Germain. The next season the Premier League side beat Tottenham in the final in Madrid to win the European crown. Salah’s injury made him a doubt for the 2018 World Cup but he did recover to play