Jurgen Klopp admits Real Madrid are “more experienced” than Liverpool, but has explained how his side plan to counter that.
Liverpool face Real in the Champions League final on May 26, with Real the favourites to win a third successive crown.
Klopp’s side are in their first Champions League final in 11 years however, and were not expected to advance to the latter stages of the competition.
While Real’s squad are largely the same as in 2016 and 2017, no Liverpool player has played in a Champions League final before.
Klopp insists that will not be a problem.
“It’s a fact that Real Madrid is more experienced. If only there was an experience market they could sell it and be more rich.
“It’s important to have experience in life, in football, but you can level it.
“We haven’t been together as long as them. As a group they are very strong, they’ve won it for the two previous years with the same team but this is football, we have a chance, let’s go there and try.
“It’s an advantage to be more experienced but you can level it with desire and attitude. That’s what I love in football.
“We have our own experience. So that’s good as well. We are not as long together as Real Madrid.
“They not only won the last two – they played these finals with the same team.
“As a group – they are very strong. That’s all fact.
“But it’s still football. We have a chance. So let’s give it a try.
“Let’s go there and try to perform on a level which may be, people will say is not possible. But it is possible.”
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