Liverpool received a grand welcome on their arrival in Kiev ahead of the Champions League final this weekend.
Jurgen Klopp and his entourage touched down at IEV Airport on Thursday afternoon and were greeted formally as they arrived in Ukraine. Klopp was presented with a large, traditional embroidered cake -- a little something to snack on before the big game.
No sooner had be set foot on the tarmac did Mohamed Salah find himself accepting flowers and posing for photos with young fans...
Mohamed Salah's meteoric career could reach new heights on Saturday when his Liverpool team take on Real Madrid in the Champions League final.
The match coincides with the holy month of Ramadan, and Salah, along with Liverpool teammates Sadio Mane and Emre Can, Real Madrid's Karim Benzema and Achraf Hakimi, had faced the decision whether to refrain completely from eating and drinking on the day of the final.
Previously, the likes of former Arsenal striker Marouane Chamakh opted to take a break...
Saturday's Champions League final offers one of the most fascinating tactical clashes in recent memory: Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool, with their astute, intensive, counter-pressing approach, meet the more laissez-faire style of Zinedine Zidane's Real Madrid, who concentrate upon possession play.
It has all the makings of a superb match. Here are four key questions waiting to be answered.
1. What formation will Zidane use?
The most remarkable thing about Real Madrid's Champions League record under Zidane...
The build up to the 1981 European Cup final, between this year's Champions League finalists Real Madrid and Liverpool, sounds quite familiar.
One team went into the decider having won two of the previous three European Cups and arrived at the Parc des Princes as big favourites. They were a side full of big game experience and winners' medals.
Facing them was a club with lots of European Cup pedigree, but very far from the elite. Humbling second round exits to Grasshoppers of Zurich (1978-79) and...
It's the big one. Real Madrid are going for three in a row while Liverpool want their sixth European Cup this Saturday in Kiev.
What a match it promises to be, with Real Madrid's arch trophy-hunters facing a ferocious Liverpool attack that is the envy of Europe.
How will the game go and who would you rather have: Real Madrid or Liverpool's front line? Our ESPN FC bloggers Rob Train (Real Madrid) and Dave Usher (Liverpool) answer that and more in the Champions League final 50-50 Challenge.