Liverpool Form and Team News
The talk of a quadruple vanished over the weekend as Manchester City pipped The Reds to the Premier League crown with a five-goal thriller that produced three goals in six minutes. Hearts were broken at Liverpool, and although they beat Wolves by three goals to one, it felt like a loss.
That down-to-the-wire run has seen them stretch themselves, and key players like Thiago sustained injuries during that battle with Manchester City. But Klopp’s side can draw confidence from their recent form that has them unbeaten in 18 competitive matches and their ability to turn games around in the second half.
They may be without Joe Gomez and Fabinho in Paris, as the duo sustained knocks and may not be fit enough to feature.
Real Madrid Form and Team News
Labeled the Comeback Kings, Real Madrid are on a sensational run to another UCL crown and can close out a beautiful season with a well-deserved win in Paris. They blew away two English sides en route to the final, producing a blitz in the dying minutes to deny Chelsea and Manchester City.
They have a healthy head-to-head record against Liverpool, having not lost to their English opponents since 2009. Fate may be on Madrid’s side, as Spanish teams won the previous finals held at Stade de France. They also have an inspiration in Karim Benzema, who has netted 15 times in this edition of the Champions League and is a formidable presence up front for Los Blancos.
Real Madrid will be sweating over the fitness of David Alaba. The Austrian defender has been pivotal to his team this season and appears to be nursing a knock that might rule him out of the final.