Real Madrid have become a results monster, says Liverpool assistant Krawietz

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One of Jurgen Klopp's right-hand men believes that the Reds will need to play the game of their lives to win the Champions League

Liverpool assistant coach Peter Krawietz has warned the Reds’ players ahead of the Champions League final that Real Madrid have become a “monster” when it comes to getting results.

The two teams face off on Saturday in Kiev, with the Spanish side chasing a third successive European title.

Although Madrid only finished third in La Liga this term, Krawietz has pointed out that no team in recent years has specialised in European competition like Los Blancos, who have won three of the last four crowns.

“In recent years they have become a results monster in the Champions League and have an insane experience,” he told SPOX. “If you go through their final squads of the last two years, they have only exchanged one position in 2017 compared to the previous year and would theoretically be in a position to set up the same team again this year as in the last final. 

“Meanwhile, they have the next generation with players like Marco Asensio or Lucas Vasquez in the hindquarters, all of which are incredibly good and already very experienced. 

“Real are simply extremely experienced; they know each other blind, have incredible footballing qualities and experience in abundance. 

“We want to and must play the game of our lives to meet this challenge.”

Reds boss Jurgen Klopp has won only one of his previous five cup finals, but Krawietz denies that there is any curse upon the former Dortmund boss.

“We did not suffer a total failure in any of the lost finals,” he said. “Besides we haven’t lost all the finals, we’ve also won one. 

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“If you add in the German Supercup, which resembles a final, then we’re up to three victories 

“Ultimately, each final always tells its own story. 

“The only commonality I can see is that we hardly ever went to a final as a favourite, but always fought our way there through above-average performances.”

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