Michael Owen looks ahead to the Champions League final in Paris as two of the most decorated clubs in the competition’s history, Liverpool and Real Madrid, go head-to-head.
Liverpool v Real Madrid
For Liverpool, it wasn’t quite enough to win the league on Sunday. A cup treble would still be a brilliant season for the club. The only worry entering this game is the injury doubts in midfield, if Klopp can get most of the first 11 fully fit, I really fancy Liverpool’s chances.
Real have done brilliantly to reach this final, but I’m not sure they should have got this far. They’ve produced some improbable comebacks at the Bernabeu, I don’t think they will be able to do likewise in a neutral ground.
I think Liverpool will have too much energy, pace and quality for this Real side. I’ll never write Real off, but I think Liverpool will score a few against what can be a suspect defence. 3-1 is my prediction.
Liverpool to win 3-1 – 13/1