Royalty in red
This will be Liverpool‘s 378th game in European competitions, and the 196th in the European Cup.
The Reds have been used to winning this trophy the hard way. Only one of their five final victories has been achieved by more than one goal: their first success in Rome in 1977, beating Borussia Moenchengladbach 3-1.
On each of those five occasions they have lifted ‘Old Big Ears,’ their vanquished opponents have worn white.
Feared front three
The Reds have scored 46 goals in their 14 games in this competition this season, extending their club record.
The Reds have scored 19 goals in their last five European games played away from Anfield, with 27 goals being scored in total in those matches.
Liverpool have kept six clean sheets in their 10 fixtures in this competition and 11 in the last 20 in all games.
The Reds have been behind for a total of 82 minutes during the whole of this run to the final.
Numbers and finals
Should Liverpool win, Jurgen Klopp will become the fifth different German coach to lift the trophy and the first since Jupp Heynckes who was in charge of Bayern Munich who beat Klopp’s Dortmund team in 2013.
Salah has reached a European final after suffering defeat in two previous semi-finals while with Basel and Fiorentina.
Seventeen European Cup finals have gone to extra time while 10 have been settled by a penalty shoot-out.
The Reds themselves have famously lifted this trophy twice by winning a penalty shoot-out. They defeated Roma on their own ground in 1984 and AC Milan in Istanbul 13 years ago.