Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said his players have shown they are motivated to win the Champions League again after a difficult season.
Fan power has propelled Liverpool to the Champions League final, with the force of Anfield and the club's raucous support powering the Reds to Kiev.
Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold admits he has a difficult balancing act in showing Cristiano Ronaldo enough respect, but not too much.
Ryan Giggs has warned Liverpool that Gareth Bale is ready to make the difference in the Champions League final.
Alonso won the 2004 Champions League in his first season at Liverpool, and then added another medal with Madrid a decade later.
Jurgen Klopp says he has "no clue" about the future of Emre Can, but insists the midfielder is still "100 percent" committed to Liverpool this week.
Cristiano Ronaldo returned from an ankle injury to score in Saturday's 2-2 La Liga draw at Villarreal, with Gareth Bale scoring a fine solo goal.
Picking Kiev for the Champions League final has raised all manner of problems for fans. Dermot Corrigan details the problems Real Madrid are having.
Alexander-Arnold says attending Juventus game at Anfield as a six-year-old made a huge impression on him.
While their rivals await a change in manager or fret over their existing one's future, Liverpool are feeling serene with Jurgen Klopp in charge.
Zinedine Zidane insisted Real Madrid were "ready'' for their UCL final showdown with Liverpool despite a disappointing draw with Villarreal.
Ronaldo has not played since suffering an ankle injury while scoring at Barcelona but returned to training with his teammates earlier this week.
Firmino, along with Mohamed Salah, has scored 10 times on the road to the Champions League final.
Liverpool received an allocation of 16,626 tickets for the match on May 26, and supporters have had problems finding travel and accommodation.
Aleksander Ceferin has indicated punishing Roma for the violent scenes against Liverpool at Anfield last month might not be the solution.
ESPN International has retained the broadcast rights to the Champions League, Super Cup and Europe League in Spanish-speaking Latin America.
Because of the logistics involved proposals have already been drawn up ahead of Jurgen Klopp's side playing Real Madrid in Kiev on May 26.