Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has dedicated their Champions League final to the people of Ukraine

The Reds face Real Madrid, in a rematch of their 2018 encounter in Kyiv which they lost 3-1

Klopp, after much consideration of his answer, felt the decision to play the match in Paris

“I am happy that the game is here for thousands of reasons,” he said in his pre-match press conference

It wasn’t a war, of course, it was merely the greatest club football match on the planet

Four years on, these two European superpowers should have been meeting in St Petersburg

“We play this final for all the people but as well for the people of Ukraine.”

But of course the confidence level of the Madrid players is incredibly high.