By Joel Eshun
Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp says he has never had a better team ahead for a final as they prepare to face Tottenham in the Champions League final on Saturday at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium in Madrid.
Klopp, 51, lost in the UEFA Champions League final with Borussia Dortmund in
2013 and Liverpool in 2018 .
He added that he is pretty sure that striker Roberto Firmino will be available for the final game after a thigh injury, with midfielder Naby Keita likely to be the only
absentee in Madrid on Saturday.
“I have never been part of a final with a better team than this,” Klopp said.
“I am not so surprised by this because our boys mix our potential with attitude in the best way I have witnessed. I don’t like to blame my other teams. I love them all. They all gave everything.”
The German national has lost his previous six finals, including his last three in Europe and is yet to win a silverware after his three attempts with Liverpool.
Liverpool were beaten 3-1 by Sevilla in the 2016 Europa League final under Klopp, three months after losing to Manchester City on penalties in the League Cup final.