Jurgen Klopp discusses the UCL Final in Kiev, also expresses his views on comparisons of Mohammed Salah with Cristiano Ronaldo and Leonel Messi.
Published By: Dalipinder Singh Sandhu (Bliss)
Amidst all the preparations for the UEFA Champions League Final in Kiev which is less than a week away. The Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has given a recent interview where he talks about the comparisons drawn by the fans and media between Mohammed Salah and veteran heroes Leonal Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
“Salah played a fantastic season but Cristiano has played 15 seasons like this. He has scored something like 47,000 goals – crazy numbers. Why should we compare? At the time of Pele, nobody compared Pele to others & asked, ‘Is he as good as him?’ Now we have Leonel Messi & Cristiano Ronaldo.”
“Cristiano & Messi have dominated football for a few years & there are so many other good players. Messi & Ronaldo are in the final moment very often in the right position to score a goal & that’s the most difficult thing to do in the world. That’s why they are where they are.”
“The Ballon d’Or is always between Cristiano & Messi. It’s deserved. When they stop playing football we’ll miss them 100%.”
“When Real Madrid played Atletico in UCL final (2014) I was by the pool and a lot of people were watching it. I was kind of annoyed hearing the noise. I had no clue about the game. I really tried to ignore it because it hurt. It was still painful what happened the year before.”
Liverpool have been practicing for the UCL Final behind closed doors in Spain. The reports suggest there is no possible way to get an insight into what the English side are preparing and that might catch Real Madrid by surprise in Kiev on 26th of May. Jurgen Klopp may come back to haunt Real Madrid as he has managed to do so in the past as he discusses who is the favorite to win the tie.
“There have been 3 dominant clubs in the last few years. Madrid, Barcelona, and Bayern. A few others showed up but there are those 3, and we face one of them in the final, so who should be the favorite? It’s not that I want to be the underdog & I don’t feel like an underdog.”
“Madrid can make it a third UCL in a row, but we are LFC. Yes they are favorites, they know everything, they could write the fucking scripts for the finals because they have experienced it four times in the last five years. We can’t, but there’s no problem with that.”
Real Madrid vs Liverpool, UCL Final in Kiev, Ukraine, will be played on 26th of May 2018 at 7:45 PM CET. The match will be telecasted live all over the globe via official broadcasting partners of UEFA.