PREDICTIONS: Can Liverpool complete a famous cup treble in Paris or will European kings Real Madrid make it 14 titles? Sportsmail’s experts pick their Champions League final winners
- Liverpool are hoping to end a fantastic season by winning their third trophy
- Real Madrid have had the edge over Liverpool in recent matches between them
- Sportsmail’s experts predict who will win the Champions League final in Paris
Jurgen Klopp‘s side hope to win the trophy for a seventh time and add to their Carabao and FA Cup victories this season.
Real Madrid will be keen to get one over the Reds much like the final in 2018, as they look to lift Europe’s most prestigious prize for the 14th time in the club’s history.
Sportsmail experts give their thoughts as to who will walk out of the Stade de France victorious.
Sportsmail experts have given their predictions as to who will win the Champions League final
Liverpool 2-1 Real Madrid
Liverpool need to be mindful of Real Madrid’s counter-attacks, especially given how Wolves exploited their high line at Anfield to give them a scare last Sunday. But Jurgen Klopp has the talent to win on Saturday night.
Chris Sutton believes Jurgen Klopp’s side have the talent to beat Real Madrid on Saturday
Liverpool 3-1 Real Madrid
Both teams will score. It’s the way they play at both ends of the field. But Real were lucky against Manchester City and cannot expect to carry that fortune to a 14th triumph in this competition. Liverpool are just better.
Ian Ladyman believes Real Madrid’s luck against Man City will run out against Liverpool
Liverpool 2-1 Real Madrid
How Liverpool begin the game could be crucial. If it’s a positive start they can take things away from Real Madrid early on — and if they don’t score early it will be tense. But I expect them to come home with the trophy.
Dominic King believes a bright start for Liverpool could take the game away from Madrid
Liverpool 1-2 Real Madrid
Madrid’s last final defeat was against Liverpool in Paris. And they stayed miles out of the city, as they have now. Despite the omens, and Liverpool having more fans there, Madrid have the keeper and the bench to win it.
Pete Jenson is the only one of our experts who opted for Real Madrid to clinch the trophy
Liverpool 1-0 Real Madrid
A tight final between two genuine giants of this illustrious competition, but one which Liverpool will ultimately emerge victorious from by a single goal, to make it a cup treble for boss Jurgen Klopp.
Martin Keown feels it will be a tight final that will be edged out by one goal from Liverpool
Liverpool 3-2 Real Madrid
It is quite possible to see the Spaniards exploiting Liverpool’s high line and creating a stunning finale to this astonishing competition. But Liverpool seem possessed with avenging 2018 and are the superior team.
Ian Herbert believes it’s possible that Liverpool’s high back-line might be exposed
Liverpool v Real Madrid all-time record
Real Madrid wins – 4
Liverpool wins – 3
Draw – 1
Liverpool won the first three meetings of the sides between 1981 and 2009 but are winless in their last five – losing four of those.