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Can Liverpool win the Champions League? A look at Jurgen Klopp’s cup final record with the Reds


Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool will face Real Madrid in a battle for supremacy in Europe as they meet in the 2021-22 UEFA Champions League final. The long-awaited clash between the two giants of European club football will be played at the Stade de France in Paris. This will be Liverpool’s third Champions League final in five seasons under Klopp.

Liverpool, who lost the Champions League final to Real Madrid in 2018, will be looking for revenge when they face Los Blancos on Sunday. As Real Madrid look to clinch a record 14th Champions League/European Cup crown, Liverpool will be aiming for their seventh title.

It’s taken Klopp a long time and several transfer windows since joining Liverpool in 2015 to build a world-class squad that is currently capable of challenging any team in the world. Over the years, Liverpool have exhibited an immense pedigree under the German coach and have rightfully earned the label of ‘monsters of mentality’ for winning games in unlikely situations.

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However, that wasn’t always the case and Klopp built this team by selecting players from all over the world. With Mohammed Salah, Sadio Mane, Virgil Van Dijk and other superstars at his disposal now, Klopp is just one step away from winning his second Champions League title with the Reds.

Ahead of the all-important final, we take a look at how Liverpool fared in the Cup final under Klopp:

Klopp arrived at Anfield in 2015 and inspired his side to their first ever League Cup final in 2016. Liverpool lost to Manchester City on penalties before losing the Europa League final to Sevilla 3-1 in the same season. Liverpool reached the Champions League final in the 2017-18 season and lost to Real Madrid as Klopp’s cup final losing streak continued.

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The curse ended in the 2018-19 season when Liverpool beat Tottenham Hotspur to win the Champions League. The Reds went on to beat Chelsea on penalties to win the UEFA Super Cup and clinched the Club World Cup title after beating Flamengo in the final in 2019.

Earlier this season, Liverpool won the League Cup and FA Cup by beating Chelsea on penalties in both finals. They will hope to continue their winning streak in the Champions League final against Real Madrid on Sunday.

2016 League Cup Final – Manchester City beat Liverpool on penalties

2016 Europa League Final – Sevilla beat Liverpool 3-1

2017-18 UEFA Champions League Final – Real Madrid beat Liverpool 3-1

2018-19 UEFA Champions League Final – Liverpool beat Tottenham 2-0

2019 UEFA Super Cup – Liverpool beat Chelsea 5-4 on penalties

FIFA Club World Cup 2019 – Liverpool beat Flamengo 1-0

2022 EFL Cup Final – Liverpool beat Chelsea 11-10 on penalties

FA Cup Final 2022 – Liverpool beat Chelsea 6-5 on penalties

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