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Asked if Salah can star again for the Reds in the final, the 2005 Champions League victor told talkSPORT: "Yeah, definitely".

Not a single member of Liverpool's squad, meanwhile, has played in a Champions League final.

Most of the Manchester United fans are backing Real Madrid in the final in Kiev on Saturday primarily because of the intense rivalry between the Red Devils and Liverpool.

Since the Dutchman's January arrival, Liverpool have conceded 21 goals in 24 games - not exactly the stuff to make George Graham's Arsenal record look weak - but a huge improvement and Van Dijk has brought a confidence and resilience to the back line.

It will be the third final Klopp has guided the club to since arriving in October 2015, and Werner is no doubt that German manager has been the catalyst for Liverpool's considerable improvement in recent years.

Even the normally level headed Tony Kroos appears to be getting caught up in the Madrid hype, blithely saying: "It is a great achievement for Liverpool to reach a final and to have a chance to win the Champions League". "This season was exceptional, unbelievable so far".

When they won the title last year, they became the only team since AC Milan in 1990 to have won the title for two consecutive years.

The 25 years old Egyptian star has scored a stunning 43 goals this term, including 10 in the Champions League.

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When Klopp was asked whether Salah had chosen to fast in the build up to crunch tie against Real Madrid, he gave a diplomatic response.

The fact that the core of this Real Madrid group was in the winning teams of all these three finals will actually go against them.

For Real Madrid the key will be to stop James Milner, the most prolific player in terms of assists in this season's campaign, connecting with the attacking trident.

"The most hard part is to continue to make it as far as we can every time".

However, the Madrid vice-captain, now in his 11th year at the Bernabeu, makes up for his defensive liabilities by bombing forward at every opportunity to wreak havoc at the other end.

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

That's the verdict of 2008 victor Rio Ferdinand, who's compared Mohamed Salah's development as a player to Cristiano Ronaldo's. "Real Madrid have had that their whole history, they've had a special relationship with the Champions League".

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