Real Madrid v Liverpool Champions League final preview @_Chris_Hurst_

Peter talks to Chris Hurst ahead of the big game in Kyiv

Peter talks to Chris Hurst ahead of the big game in Kyiv

What was your thoughts on the performance against Brighton?

Very good, was nervous before kick off with us only needing a point but glad we got the job done, give us a good boost going into the final with a win.

How important was it to cement Champions League football before the final?

Massively important we can now go there and enjoy it for what it is, not with the thought of what next season will bring should we lose, takes a lot of pressure off us.

Who is your player and young player of the year?

Like there can be anyone else, has to be Trent, 19 years old, CL final and scored a couple too, the kids brilliant and will only get better.

Who would you like to see Klopp buy this summer?

With Keita already ours, others I think would do well to help would be Toby Alderweireld to partner VVD and obviously there’s talk of Fekir but already there’s loads of names doing the rounds, I’m just gonna sit back and enjoy the ride haha.

Where in the squad do you think Klopp will strengthen the squad?

I’d like to see a centre back, a defensive midfielder and another forward maybe. To be honest I’m trying not to get too carried away with transfers what will be will be.

Who will leave the club this summer?

How long have we got haha, think the majority of fringe players will go and a bulk of those on loan the likes of Bogdan, Markovic etc Solanke looks like he’s going on loan and the future of Ings and Origi looks bleak.

Going into the Champions League Final against Real Madrid are you confident we can lift No six in Kyiv?

Yes of course, there’s no pressure on us, everyone already has Madrid winning but they’ve never faced a team who attack like us, if we get at them from the off like City and Roma they won’t know how to handle it, a quick start is key here don’t show them no respect at all, just get out there an do what we do best.

What will be your line up in the final?

Same as it’s been all season for me:

Karius,

TAA, Lovren, Vvd, Robbo

Wijnaldum, Henderson, Milner

Salah, Firmino, Mané

Has to be that surly?

Score prediction and why please?

The million dollar question, gonna go out on a limb 3-1 the reds Salah x 2 and Mané!! UP THE REDS