Klopp fitness boost: ‘We’ll have strongest bench in weeks’

Date published: Friday 25th May 2018 2:55

Jurgen Klopp has suggested that Liverpool’s injury problems have alleviated in perfect time for the Champions League final.

Liverpool take on Real Madrid in Kiev on Saturday with Emre Can and James Milner fit.

Adam Lallana traveled in a 24-man squad, but is not expected to start the final.

The returns mean that Klopp can revel in what he describes as “the best bench” Liverpool have had in “weeks, maybe months”.

“We don’t have the same quality as bench as Real Madrid because Vazquez and Asensio are young but have unbelievable quality as well as whoever sits beside them,” he said.

“It’s not about comparing all their good parts. We’ll have the best bench available to us in weeks or maybe months tomorrow night.

“We are as fresh as we can be. Fitness will not be an issue tomorrow. To win a final, each team in the past needed a bit of luck. That’s what we need tomorrow as well.

“We need to be ready for all the challenges in the game. But we will never compare anything they have with what we don’t have. We’re fine with our tools. We want to use them.

“Maybe a few clubs have better things that we have – but they are not in the final. We want to do it our way and then we’ll see where it leads to.”


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