Mane: We believe we can beat Real Madrid

Mane: We believe we can beat Real Madrid

Mane: We believe we can beat Real Madrid

"It's not like we can say now we are qualified for the Champions League. There's still a job to do".

Yesterday was the first time the Reds had lost a Champions League game this season, but Mane confidently proclaimed that his side can beat any team in the world. You can not be more experienced in this competition than Real Madrid. They are experienced, we are not, but we will be really on fire.

As Liverpool have stumbled, a late-season renaissance has kept Chelsea's challenge alive with four straight wins also taking them to the FA Cup final, where they will face Manchester United.

However, Reds fullback Andy Robertson believes record 12-time European champions Real will be the favourites for the May 26 final in Kiev, despite their unconvincing performances in Europe recently.

'We know as a team how to play finals - and we will be ready'.

"No doubt bookies and punters will put them as favourites, but we have been underdogs before and we can be quite unsafe at that".

The Scottish full-back helped Liverpool FC to book their place in the final on Wednesday night as they sealed a 7-6 aggregate victory over AS Roma in the quarter-finals, despite losing 4-2 in Italy.

He said: "They are not there for nothing".

"I am playing for a great club and we have great players, so qualifying to the final came with great teamwork".

The Londoners also have three games remaining to Liverpool's two, meaning if Antonio Conte's deposed champions win their remaining fixtures they will, at worst, finish level on points with the Champions League finalists. We have shown that. "It's hard to explain, and maybe that's in the club itself and every player gets a bit of that".

Los Blancos are looking to win the competition for the third time on the bounce, and with arguably the best player in the world on their side - Cristiano Ronaldo - Karius could well be in for a busy night.

Liverpool will seal a Champions League spot with a win against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, while Madrid will be aiming to stop Barca's unbeaten run at the Nou Camp. Salah has a magnificent campaign see him notching 43 goals in all competitions during his first season on Merseyside and winning both African Player of the Year and PFA Players to become the second African to achieve that feat that could see him shortlisted alongside Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi for this year's Ballon d'Or. I can not do it alone - it is collective work.

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