Liverpool legend Phil Thompson believes the Champions League ultimate is greater than the International Cup ultimate, and says ‘immortality awaits’ for Jurgen Klopp’s males as they get ready for Saturday’s showdown in opposition to Actual Madrid.
Thompson is aware of a factor or two about Ecu Cup finals in opposition to Actual Madrid.
The previous defender lifted the trophy two times right through his Reds occupation. He neglected out at the Reds’ well-known 1977 triumph because of harm – even if nonetheless claimed a winners’ medal – however later took section within the 1978 win over Membership Brugge, sooner than captaining Liverpool to victory over Actual within the 1981 ultimate.
Captain Thompson celebrates Liverpool’s 1981 Ecu Cup ultimate win over Actual Madrid
Now, 37 years later, the Reds and Los Blancos (the Whites) meet once more with Europe’s greatest prize at stake, and Thompson believes ‘glory beckons’ for the Merseyside group.
Talking forward of his flight to Kiev on Friday, Thompson instructed talkSPORT host Jim White: “It’s the all reds in opposition to the all whites, it’s going to be an out of this world scene.
“You begin to realise that that is one of the crucial watched fit in global soccer, most likely much more than the International Cup ultimate.
“It’s slightly unbelievable all through the arena. Liverpool have supporters all over the place the arena, numerous nice territories, and Madrid, particularly within the Americas, are huge.
“It’s so thrilling. It’s an unbelievable second and those lads will have to cherish it.
“Glory beckons and immortality awaits.
“It may be like that. We’re nonetheless speaking about 2005 now, and no longer simply Liverpool lovers, everyone!
“So for those lads I say: take hold of it, take it and experience each second.
“You simply have to take a look at and stay your feelings in test, as a participant or even as a fan like I will be able to be day after today.”
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