Published: Thu, May 17, 2018
Sports | By Jonathan Ford

Ramos expects tough final against Liverpool

Ramos expects tough final against Liverpool

"I am looking forward to the competition again next year", said Kane, who was pilloried on social media for claiming a goal off team-mate Christian Eriksen at Stoke last month in his quest to catch Salah.

BT Sport first showed the Champions League and Europa League finals on YouTube in 2016, which also marked the first season it held rights to the competitions.

Champion Manchester City, which has broken the Premier League record for wins, points and goals this season, set another landmark by becoming the first side in English top flight history to reach 100 points as Gabriel Jesus struck a dramatic late victor to beat Southampton 1-0. His collection of trophies is growing, with Salah also having been voted player of the year by his fellow professionals and England's football writers.

It was an ideal way for Liverpool to head into the Champions League final against Real Madrid on May 26: Plenty of goals and no injuries.

Speaking at his postmatch news conference, Klopp said: "Perfect final [day] of the season, of a very exciting season, a very intense season". That is what we need.

Salah's tally is a new record for a 38-game Premier League campaign, eclipsing the previous mark of 31 achieved by Luis Suarez, Alan Shearer and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Trent Alexander-Arnold has expressed his delight that Liverpool FC have secured Champions League football for another season after the Reds finished in fourth place last term. "A 4-0 win is not a bad send-off at Anfield and it gives us momentum going into Kiev now", Alexander-Arnold told the club's website. If Liverpool lose the final, they will be in Pot 3.

Ahead of the final in Kiev, Real Madrid first face a trip to Villarreal this Saturday before they take a trip to Kiev for the final game of the season against Jurgen Klopp's men.

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