Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has insisted they will not be gunning for revenge as they face Real Madrid for the first time since the infamous 2018 Champions League final.
The Reds were beaten 3-1 in Kiev after they lost Mohamed Salah to a damaged shoulder following a collision with Sergio Ramos, while goalkeeper Loris Karius was left concussed after the Real’s captain elbowed him in the head; Klopp was furious with Ramos’s actions.
The Liverpool manager has made it clear past meetings will not figure in his team talk and he has challenged his players to take their improving form up another gear.
Klopp said: “It has nothing to do with 2018. You ask about revenge for 2018 or revenge for our not so good Premier League season?
“We are not on a revenge tour here. Life is like this. You try everything to win a game. You lose it. You meet the opponent again one day.”