Jurgen Klopp: Liverpool aiming to bring Real Madrid down 'to our level'

'You can't judge a manager in a knockout competition because you need a bit of luck and a good draw to win them.

Virgil van Dijk insists Liverpool is his team and Anfield is his home ahead of the Champions League Final against Real Madrid.

The Wales forward was a substitute in both legs of the semi-final against Bayern Munich.

The Egyptian broke the Premier League scoring record for a 38-game season with 32 league goals this campaign and has also netted 10 times in the Champions League.

"As I understand it religion is a private matter so I have nothing to say about that but all is fine, you will see him in training, he is full of power, you need to be a day before the final", Klopp told a news conference. I see his signing as nearly impossible, but when a player says he wants to go, nobody can stop him, it happened to me.

Salah's dominant displays in Europe have sparked debate over whether the Liverpool striker could break the decade-long stranglehold on the Ballon d'Or award of Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo and Barcelona's Lionel Messi.

It's an ambitious prediction, but these are two ambitious teams meeting at the climax of a Champions League season rich in goals and attacking football.

"I know how I lost the finals, it didn't change my life", said Klopp, a two-time Bundesliga champion with Dortmund.

"Maybe a few clubs still have better things than we have but they are not in the final, we are".

They are the team that has won this trophy more than anyone else.

The 28-year-old midfielder can be expected to have another important role to play against Liverpool in Kiev, with Kahn impressed at how Madrid are able to keep key men focused and motivated. "We have to make the most of it", he said. "Favourites? In the dressing room that is not what we believe".

Real have multiple European Cup winners in their side, with Ronaldo seeking to become the first player to win the competition five times in the Champions League era.

"We are completely different".

Jürgen Klopp had said that Madrid can live with chaos.

It is hard to look past Real's experience of dealing with the occasion.

Liverpool are on the brink of a sixth European Cup but will have to stop Real winning their 13th to do it.

Victory in Kiev's Olympic Stadium on Sunday morning (NZ time) would be a fitting climax to an astonishing debut season at Liverpool for Salah.

Salah has won a series of individual prizes as he has contributed 44 of the 90 goals Liverpool's front three have scored this season.