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Steven Gerrard feels Liverpool’s underdog status will help them in Champions League final

Any team in the world right now underestimating Liverpool will make a mistake. Not even mighty Real Madrid can think of that. Real Madrid will go into the Uefa Champions League final in Kiev as favourite to win the prestigious trophy third time in a row because Liverpool are underdogs in this final showdown. But former Reds legend believes Liverpool’s underdog status will help them in achieving their dream.

The 2005 Champions League winner told Sport 360 as Mirror reports, “I think we’ve got a really good chance. I wouldn’t say on current form we are going into the game as underdogs. But, I suppose, Jurgen Klopp and the boys will want to go in as underdogs because it takes a little bit of pressure off.”

He adds, “I think the form they have been in, how they’ve performed in the last two games against Roma, especially with Mo Salah, I think we go in with every confidence and belief that we can get this job done.”

Gerrard remembers his side underdog status in 2005 against AC Milan at Istanbul. He said, “We were the underdogs and rightly so against the fantastic Milan side, we went in with confidence and belief and you never give up. I’ve experienced it, you can beat them.”

The captain fantastic have been there and bungled it. The only problem is Stevie G is no longer there, and it’s the man from the touchline – Jurgen Klopp, who has stolen the limelight in recent years. The charismatic manager brings excitement to this team and Liverpool has done something exciting to keep the fans entertained. The only thing missing is a trophy in Reds cabinet since Klopp arrival and we hope that trophy comes in Europe’s most prized possession.

Steven Gerrard has taken the new job as Rangers manager this month, but he’ll surely be in Kiev to support his former team. He won’t be able to help them on the pitch but he’ll definitely be an inspiration cheering from stands reminding Liverpool their capability.


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