Andy Robertson is confident that Liverpool FC are capable of beating Real Madrid in the Champions League final, despite conceding that the Reds will be the underdogs. They are experienced, we are not, but we will be really on fire. "People don't tell me in the street since then: 'Thank you for bringing us to the final.' We were in the Europa League final too".
"It's not like we can say now we are qualified for the Champions League". Nobody tells me, thank you.
Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon launched into a tirade against officials after his side were knocked out by a stoppage-time Cristiano Ronaldo penalty in the quarter-finals against Real Madrid, and Monchi thinks that Juventus were also treated unfairly. I see no trophies after these games.
He said: "Real Madrid have dominated this tournament for the last couple of years especially, have managed to get their hands on the trophy and will be favourites - probably rightly so".
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. That's the first job to do'.
"We do have a lot of respect for Madrid, they are one of the best teams in the world, but we are Liverpool - we are strong, we can beat any team in the world", said Sadio Mane, whose strike in Rome gave Liverpool's front three their goal record. You can't bet against them scoring in the finals.
They have overcome the champions of France, Italy and Germany - Paris Saint-Germain, Juventus and Bayern Munich respectively - in the knockout rounds to reach yet another final.
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.
"No doubt bookies and punters will put them as favourites, but we have been underdogs before and we can be quite risky at that".
"I am playing for a great club and we have great players, so qualifying to the final came with great teamwork". The two teams will go for the jugular making it an exciting prospect for the neutrals. "If they don't get VAR in the Champions League, it is an absolute joke".
With the Senegalese attacker's opening goal against Roma in the second leg, Mane (9), Mohamed Salah (10) and Roberto Firmino (10) became the highest-scoring trio for a club in a single Champions League campaign.