Liverpool owner pays tribute to fans ahead of Champions League final
Jun 03 2019
Unusual things happen to footballers in high pressure matches like the Champions League final though and Jürgen Klopp's players must carefully manage a desire to avenge the bad memories of the final past year with focus on the task at hand.
"We all played our parts and hopefully we can hold the trophy at the end of the game".
Speaking ahead of Saturday's Champions League final with Tottenham Hotspur, Werner reassured fans the club's American owners had "no intention of selling". When you take a trip down memory lane and think about the journey both of these clubs have been on in the last nine months or so, it really is pretty remarkable that they are the ones left standing tall in Madrid.
Standing in for Harry Kane during the England international's absence through injury, the towering Spaniard was key in seeing off both Manchester City and Ajax to make it to the final in Madrid.
The arguments will continue about how much that kind of thing matters, and to be honest, we understand where a lot of people are coming from in that regard - but it's still going to take a Herculean effort for Spurs to overcome the odds here.
Interestingly, he added that FSG feel they are "maybe halfway through" their work at the club.
They kept alive their team's hopes of winning the European title with crucial goals and decisive performances.
"First of all, with the City game, with (Raheem) Sterling, I thought we were out".
Tottenham meanwhile can be expected to try and play on the break, looking for long balls for Maura and Son to chase down and to exploit any space behind the Liverpool defense.
Spurs' Champions League campaign has been fraught with drama and they have been within 10 minutes of going out of the competition on five occasions.
"Not many people get to know what it is like and it is very hard to control your nerves", he said.
"All of this is a dream and now I have the opportunity to play in the final and to win the competition I have always dreamt about", Moura told UEFA.com.
That leaves one more midfield slot with two English players competing for one place - James Milner and Jordan Henderson.