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Guardian - Sat May 26 11:50 PM
What did Real Madrid’s Sergio Ramos intend when grabbing Salah’s arm? He might say he was reacting to Liverpool’s own concussive approach. Either way, Salah was done And fade to white. By the end of a messy, thrilling, occasionally grisly Champions League final in Kiev the most unexpected note wa...
Guardian - Sat May 26 11:49 PM
Thousands of fans made the pilgrimage to Anfield for the thrilling climax to a season to remember The roar started at the top of Hanover Street near the Adelphi Hotel, and carried down through the squadrons of al fresco drinkers outside the Irish taverns. Liverpool had just scored and the noise w...
Guardian - Sat May 26 9:53 PM
It was an epic night, filled with so many different storylines, and unfortunately for Liverpool’s accident-prone goalkeeper, Loris Karius, his part in the story will be remembered just as long as Gareth Bale’s incredible bicycle kick or the sight of Mohamed Salah’s tears. Bale’s overhead volley,...
Guardian - Sat May 26 5:11 PM
Champions League final updates from the 7.45pm BST kick-off A dentist agent, Messi the dog … meet the teams for Kiev And you can email your thoughts to rob.smyth@theguardian.com 5.11pm BST If you need an early hit of live football , John Brewin is following the Championship play-off final between...
Guardian - Sat May 26 4:42 PM
As Real Madrid and Liverpool meet in the 2018 Champions League final, we’ve had a rummage in the archives to check out what happened the last time they met in the final Continue reading
Guardian - Sat May 26 9:00 AM
He raps, has dozens of tattoos and knows nothing but Champions League success as Madrid’s captain Sergio Ramos was born with golden balls. That’s what Sergio Ramos says, anyway – and, he adds, they’re right where they’re supposed to be. It’s no Ossie’s Dream and it’s not the Anfield Rap either, b...
Guardian - Sat May 26 8:30 AM
Mohamed Salah, in the red of Liverpool, and Cristiano Ronaldo, in the white of Real Madrid, will be expected to score goals tonight worthy of European football’s annual showpiece Two teams of 11 men apiece will emerge into the Olympic stadium in Kiev on Saturday night for the final of the 2018 Ch...
Guardian - Fri May 25 9:49 PM
The Liverpool manager, Jürgen Klopp, said Real Madrid can live with chaos, something that perhaps sets them apart from previous opponents Liverpool have faced and laughed off suggestions that this was a meeting of two coaches accused of not being strong tactically Real Madrid ready for chaos in C...
Guardian - Fri May 25 9:38 PM
• Manager says pressure brings the best from his team • ‘We have had chaos before and we will have it tomorrow As Zinedine Zidane’s Real Madrid side arrived in Kiev to face Liverpool in the Champions League final he admitted he is ready for chaos and insisted that, if there was pressure, they wou...
Guardian - Fri May 25 8:30 PM
Jürgen Klopp is looking to end the Spanish side’s grip on the Champions League and in turn win his first European trophy Eventually, the talking stops. Jürgen Klopp and his players have done all the interviews. They have been through all the tactics and there will come a time on Saturday evening,...
Guardian - Fri May 25 5:31 PM
• Liverpool manager says forward can become a modern great • His season was exceptional but there is one more game to go’ Jürgen Klopp has said Mohamed Salah can follow Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi as a modern great but that the forward’s only ambition must be sealing a phenomenal campaign...
Guardian - Fri May 25 4:52 PM
Club will reimburse 650 people who cannot make Champions League match in Kiev Liverpool have offered full refunds on tickets for the upcoming Champions League final in Ukraine to 650 fans whose flights have been cancelled, but ticket-holders called the travel problems an “absolute joke”. Two flig...
Guardian - Fri May 25 1:00 PM
On the eve of the Champions League final we uncover the less well-known stories behind the players who will line up in Kiev Related: Liverpool and Real Madrid prepare for battle of attack-minded aristocracy | Barney Ronay Related: Liverpool’s Roberto Firmino: shy, strong-willed – and a complete s...
Guardian - Fri May 25 12:09 PM
Who beat Real Madrid? Who can’t count? Who petitioned Fifa? Who scored two goals against Real Madrid in the European Cup in the 1980-81 season, when Liverpool won the trophy? Alan Kennedy Karl Kennedy Susan Kennedy Des Kennedy Which of these players has won the Champions League with both Liverpo...
Guardian - Fri May 25 12:00 PM
Expect some sparkling fare from two great clubs who between them have claimed almost a third of all European Cups Ils sont les meilleurs. Sie sind die Besten. Related: ‘I don’t feel like an underdog’: Jürgen Klopp eager for Real redemption Related: Joker, thinker, friend, dictator: the many faces...
Guardian - Fri May 25 11:07 AM
Businesses capitalising on Liverpool’s Champions League match with Real Madrid in Ukrainian capital Kiev When Anna and Ronnie Ellis each parted with £450 for a seat on an “executive” coach from Liverpool to Kiev, they were expecting a few little luxuries for the 30-hour journey to the Champions L...
Guardian - Fri May 25 10:20 AM
Brazilian’s influence and end product will be crucial to Jürgen Klopp’s attempt to win this year’s Champions League final What distinguished Roberto Firmino in the eyes of Hemerson Maria were not two overhead kicks the 17-year-old scored against his Figueirense team, although they convinced the c...
Guardian - Thu May 24 10:40 PM
The forward has bought 300 shirts for his native village of Bambali, where he watched the 2005 Champions League final. ‘Do not be 3-0 down’ is the instruction from home Three hundred Liverpool shirts have been sent to the small Senegalese village of Bambali in the buildup to the Champions League...
Guardian - Thu May 24 10:29 PM
• Forward has been named in France’s World Cup squad • Reds keen to replace departed Philippe Coutinho Liverpool will step up their pursuit of Nabil Fekir after the Champions League final as they look to secure the £70m-rated Lyon captain before the World Cup. Fekir, who has played as an attackin...
Guardian - Thu May 24 8:07 PM
Liverpool FC and mayors working to find solution, after three Ukraine flights cancelled About 1, 000 Liverpool fans who were planning to travel to Ukraine for Saturday’s Champions League final have been left stranded after three flights to the country were cancelled. The specialist tour operator...
Guardian - Thu May 24 3:30 PM
One of the coaches to have defeated Zinedine Zidane’s side advises Liverpool to keep the ball and warns of Real’s ‘anarchy’ This Champions League final is a game that in theory should finish 4-4. It could be very entertaining for the fans, but perhaps not for the coaches. Real Madrid are a team w...
Guardian - Thu May 24 1:57 PM
Does the Champions League title mean more Liverpool or Real Madrid? Who is more crucial to their team – Mohamed Salah or Cristiano Ronaldo? And who is most likely to walk away from the final victorious? Jürgen Klopp and Zinedine Zidane on the fight for the Champions League crown in Kiev on 26 Ma...
Guardian - Thu May 24 12:30 PM
As Liverpool’s manager prepares to face Real Madrid, Donald McRae reflects on the Klopp he knows – and how calm is key Jürgen Klopp knew we had met before but, at Liverpool’s training ground last month, he could not recall the exact setting of our first interview. The answer made him groan. Four...
Guardian - Wed May 23 10:30 PM
Jürgen Klopp’s inspirational reaction to losing the 2016 Europa League final convinced Henderson they would be ready next time The mood in the Liverpool team hotel was understandably bleak following defeat by Sevilla in the 2016 Europa League final . Players were allowed to drink but there was li...
Guardian - Wed May 23 3:33 PM
Never mind the record books, Liverpool’s task in Kiev on Saturday is finding a way of beating a team who feel right at home in Champions League finals Saturday’s Champions League final in Kiev promises to be that rare event, a meeting of outstanding teams that manages to live up to its billing, t...
Guardian - Wed May 23 11:37 AM
Jürgen Klopp can ask Salah to drop and help Trent Alexander-Arnold or concentrate on exploiting the space behind Marcelo and the Brazilian’s defensive weaknesses Nothing, perhaps, should give Liverpool such heart ahead of Saturday’s Champions League final as Bayern Munich’s first goal against Rea...
Guardian - Tue May 22 10:30 PM
• Real Madrid braced to face ‘tough’ and ‘aggressive’ opponents • Midfielder says Jürgen Klopp sides are always difficult to beat Toni Kroos says that Real Madrid will face “11 animals” in the Champions League final on Saturday and insists that Liverpool will be “tough, ” “aggressive” opponents,...
Guardian - Tue May 22 10:30 PM
Rafael Benítez reflects on his greatest night in Istanbul and says before the final against Real Madrid on Saturday that a sixth European Cup is not beyond the Anfield club Rafael Benítez has already selected the shirt he intends wearing on Saturday evening. “It’s grey, ” says Newcastle United’s...
Guardian - Tue May 22 10:30 PM
The Croatia defender played in the meek defeats by Real Madrid under Brendan Rodgers but says the club are very different now Memories of Dejan Lovren’s last Champions League encounter with Real Madrid and the similarities with Saturday’s final might once have caused him to wince. Today they insp...
Guardian - Tue May 22 10:30 PM
• World Cup squad members admit to worries about Russia • Racism directed at Liverpool’s Rhian Brewster raises fears Concerns have been expressed within England’s multi-ethnic World Cup squad over bringing family and friends to the tournament, given fears that they could become targets for racial...
Guardian - Tue May 22 1:07 PM
Bernabéu manager expects a clash of styles in the Kiev final and is fully aware of Liverpool’s three forwards and their threat Zinédine Zidane has praised his “formidable” opposite number Jürgen Klopp before Real Madrid take on Liverpool in Saturday’s Champions League final. The Frenchman was ful...
Guardian - Mon May 21 6:31 PM
• Klopp says his team can overcome experience of Real Madrid • Adam Lallana and Emre Can increase Klopp’s selection options Jürgen Klopp believes Liverpool’s bravery, work-rate and desire for a sixth European Cup can compensate for Real Madrid’s greater experience when the sides meet in the Champ...
Guardian - Mon May 21 12:36 PM
The Liverpool left-back on how he went from being a Celtic reject to facing Cristiano Ronaldo in the Champions League final “It’s hard not to think about it, ” Andy Robertson says as he looks forward to the Champions League final after the Liverpool left-back has reflected for 45 minutes on his u...
Guardian - Mon May 21 12:18 PM
• German to leave Liverpool after Champions League final • He will join Juventus on a free transfer and earn €5m a season Emre Can will formally complete a move from Liverpool to Juventus after Saturday’s Champions League final, with the midfielder poised to sign a five-year contract with the Ita...
Guardian - Sun May 20 3:15 PM
Phil Neal, the former Liverpool and England full-back, is one of many enjoying the different challenges of walking football On windswept astroturf around the corner from Anfield stadium, 34 men with a combined age of well over 2, 500 were being put through their paces before their weekly walking...
Guardian - Sun May 20 12:00 PM
The forward talks about the shock of arriving in England as a 16-year-old, having Gennaro Gattuso as his manager and playing for Liverpool again one day When Suso arrived in Italy to sign for Milan, in January 2015, there were no fans or journalists at Malpensa airport to greet him. He was a virt...
Guardian - Sun May 20 10:30 AM
The Liverpool manager still has raw memories of defeat in a Champions League final but he is undeterred as he prepares for another tilt at club football’s ultimate prize Picture the scene. A sunbed by a hotel swimming pool in Las Vegas in May 2014. A German holidaymaker is trying to relax, to cle...