Mohamed Salah can become modern great like Messi and Ronaldo, says Klopp

26 May, 2018, 16:15 | Author: Valerie Santiago
  • Zidane was a Champions League and World Cup winner as a player

The contrast in experience between the sides couldn't be greater as Liverpool return to the final after an 11-year wait with no player in their squad who has previously played in a Champions League final.

Real Madrid's boss Zinedine Zidane (L) and Liverpool's manager Jurgen Klopp face each other in the UEFA Champions League final in Kiev on May 26, 2018.

With goals seemingly guaranteed in the Ukrainian capital, AFP Sports looks at the key matchups where the game could be won and lost.

Liverpool have caught out better teams than Madrid with their high pressure blitz this season but they do tend to run out of steam given the physically demanding nature of that approach and that's where Madrid can really punish them.

"Mo Salah is an exceptional player who is representing Africa, and even though he is not the only African playing at the finals, he has surely over shadowed his colleague Sadio Mane".

The defending champions have lifted the trophy in three of the last four seasons but rode their luck to reach the final.

Asked if he believed Liverpool could overcome Real Madrid to win their sixth Champions League title, Toshack replied: "My heart tells me Liverpool but my head says Madrid".

"He's a leader, he takes control", added right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold. At Real Madrid there is a culture of victory - and when you get to the final that's all you're thinking about.

Liverpool's return among the European elite is largely attributed to Klopp's impact as manager.

Meghan Markle's half-sister rushed to hospital after auto crash
It was alleged he then staged photos of himself looking at images of Prince Harry and his daughter on a public computer. But her mother, Doria Ragland, will be there! A family hasn't had this much trouble with a wedding since the Starks.

According to a report in Egyptian media, business tycoon Naguib Sawris has announced on Twitter that he will be fasting on Saturday in support for Liverpool player Salah.

The Portuguese star has found the net 41 times this season, and his coach is confident he will be at his very best again.

Benzema is the ideal partner for Ronaldo, who plays much better when the Frenchman is by his side.

Neither Atletico Madrid (twice) nor Juventus have been able to stop Cristiano Ronaldo from inflicting pain on them in recent finals.

The last team to win this competition three seasons on the spin were Bayern Munich, 42 years ago.

"I am very happy with my work, my teammates too, the coach, the club, my country", Brazil worldwide Marcelo said. "For an offensive player that is pretty rare in world football". Ronaldo eclipsed Salah in the competition with 15 goals after starting out in the group stage.

Egypt Independent reported that Sawiris expressed disagreement with calls for Salah to break his fast on the Liverpool-Real Madrid match day.

My memories of the 1988 FA Cup final against Wimbledon are painful reminder of how things can go horribly wrong when you least expect it, with the sands of time only slightly dulling my pain after that terrible defeat.

Recommended:

  • Elon Musk To Make Public Appearance, Answer Questions On LA Tunnel Plan

    Elon Musk To Make Public Appearance, Answer Questions On LA Tunnel Plan

    Eventually, The Boring Company would offer rides in this tunnel for feedback, "like a weird little Disney ride in LA", Musk said. The government of neighboring Culver City has also expressed concern about how Los Angeles' government handled the project.
    EU Launches Measures To Protect European Biz In Iran

    EU Launches Measures To Protect European Biz In Iran

    Much to Europe's displeasure, foreign companies doing business with Iran are also at the crosshairs of the US sanctions. The "blocking statute" is a 1996 regulation originally created to get around Washington's trade embargo on Cuba.
    Scotland set to vote against Brexit bill

    Scotland set to vote against Brexit bill

    Britain as a whole voted in June 2016 to leave the European Union , but Scotland voted to remain. Mr Findlay said: "He has no understanding of Scotland or Scottish politics".
  • Subtropical Storm Alberto expected to turn north soon

    Subtropical Storm Alberto expected to turn north soon

    The highest rainfall amounts are expected along and near the I-75 corridor with some isolated areas receiving up to 6 inches. California east to Texas. "The main impact will be heavy rains that could exacerbate rivers and areas prone to flooding.
    White House, Trump weigh in on 'Laurel' versus 'Yanny' debate

    White House, Trump weigh in on 'Laurel' versus 'Yanny' debate

    In addition, perception can be influenced by multiple factors such as age, sex or native language of the listener, she explained. The White House is far from the the first corner of Washington to weigh in on a topic that many have found earresistible.
    Four killed in latest Indonesia 'terror' assault

    Four killed in latest Indonesia 'terror' assault

    All six bombers were killed, including the mother who was Indonesia's first known female suicide bomber. Last year, a suicide bombing at a bus station in Jakarta killed three police officers.
  • Ireland referendum could lift strict ban on abortion

    Ireland referendum could lift strict ban on abortion

    After that, the woman can have abortion if she still intends to terminate her pregnancy. Voting on the eighth referendum in the Republic of Ireland will take place until 10pm.
    Trump says 'nothing has happened' with ZTE

    Trump says 'nothing has happened' with ZTE

    Liu's visit follows a trip to Beijing earlier this month by a high-level USA delegation led by Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. Trump said Sunday he and Chinese President Xi Jinping were exploring ways to get the company "back into business fast".
    Europe, Iran seek to save nuclear deal after USA  pullout

    Europe, Iran seek to save nuclear deal after USA pullout

    Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said the meeting had been a good start, but he wanted to see guarantees materialize. German exports to Iran totalled almost €3bn (£2.6bn) in 2017, while French exports soared from €562m in 2015 to €1.5bn in 2017.
  • Antoine Griezmann brace helps Atletico Madrid win Europa League title

    Antoine Griezmann brace helps Atletico Madrid win Europa League title

    A goal then would have got us back into the match. "He's given us a lot, he gave us a leap in quality as a team". And Marseille suffered another early blow when Captain Dimitri Payet had to go off injured.
    Nadal back to dominant best as Dimitrov, Thiem fall in Rome

    Nadal back to dominant best as Dimitrov, Thiem fall in Rome

    Williams had earlier opened her campaign by brushing aside Russia's Elena Vesnina 6-2, 4-6, 7-5 in their last-32 clash. Get prep sports breaking news alerts from the Gwinnett Daily Post staff delivered to your email.
    23 missing after boat carrying 40 capsizes in Andhra Pradesh's Godavari river

    23 missing after boat carrying 40 capsizes in Andhra Pradesh's Godavari river

    The boat, with about 40 passengers, was on its way to Rajamahendravaram ( Rajahmundry ) from Devipatnam when the tragedy struck. Giving an update about rescue operation, the officer said, "We have been able to trace the location of the boat".


Popular

Harvey Weinstein charged with felony rape, criminal sex act in NYC court
Actress Rose McGowan , among the first to accuse Weinstein of sexual assault , said seeing images of him in handcuffs was surreal. He denies the charges against him, and his high-powered lawyer has already said he will plead not guilty.

Boston will use same starting lineup in Game 6
Cavs coach Tyronn Lue altered his rotation to squeeze in extra rest for James at the end of the second quarter, which is unusual. It sure has looked at times as though he relishes these moments, though James said otherwise at Cavaliers shootaround Friday.

Trump Lawyer Attended DOJ Meeting On Confidential FBI Informant
No Democrats have been invited to tomorrow's meetings, though several have said a Dem should attend. Nunes has demanded information on an FBI source in the Russian Federation investigation.

Statistically Speaking: Stars lift Lightning in must-win game
Both teams entered the game red-hot on the power play, and the Lightning's risky extra-man unit continued its terrorizing ways. Barry Trotz after Game 3. "All of a sudden, you're seeing outnumbered situations", said Daneyko, now an NHL Network analyst.

Yanny or Laurel? Who cares when the reactions are this hilarious
Is the voice saying " Yanny " or "Laurel"? "When I analyzed the recording of Laurel , that third resonance is very high for the L. The clip was posted on Twitter on Monday and went viral because different people hear different things from the same clip.

US Senate votes to overturn FCC's repeal of net neutrality protections
John Hoeven, R-N.D., voted against the measure and called for a "light regulatory touch" to help small companies compete. However, while this is a victory for net neutrality advocates, it does not represent the end of the story.

Jared Kushner Was 'Agitated, Infuriated' At Meeting With Russians Focused On Adoptions
Trump Jr . responded to Goldstone on the chain, " if it's what you say I love it especially later in the summer". Trump Jr said he couldn't remember if Veselnitskaya provided any names related to her allegations.

Hamilton wins Spanish GP, strengthens lead in F1 standings
It was the closest I've been to feeling it is all going right, but there are still things that are not quite flawless . Mexican Sergio Perez was ninth for Force India and Monegasque rookie Charles Leclerc took the final point for Sauber.

Tesla Model 3 software updates revealed
The 28-year-old said that she was using her phone prior to the collision while the semi-autonomous driving features was enabled. Tesla is constantly updating its cars, so look for more software updates coming to the Model 3 in upcoming months as well.

Aliso Viejo blast: Mystery explosion kills woman in Orange County California
Authorities initially indicated a auto had crashed into the building, but Orange County Fire Authority Capt. One person was pronounced dead at the scene, and three others were injured, OCFA said.