Martin Keown sends warning to Liverpool FC about Real Madrid

The Arsenal legend believes Liverpool FC shouldn't underestimate Real Madrid's supposed poor defence

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp Photo: New Balance

Martin Keown has warned Liverpool that the Reds are just as vulnerable at the back as Real Madrid in the Champions League final.

Liverpool FC were 5-2 winners against Serie A giants AS Roma in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final last month.

The Reds lost 4-2 to the Italian giants in the second leg at the Stadio Olimpico but progressed to the Champions League showpiece 7-6 on aggregate.

The Merseyside outfit’s reward is a clash against La Liga giants Real Madrid in the Champions League showpiece after the holders edged past Bayern Munich.

Real Madrid’s defence struggled in a 4-3 aggregate win over Bayern to prompt suggestions Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane could tear apart los Blancos.

Zinedine Zidane’s side have won three of the last four Champions League finals to leave their imprint on Europe’s top tier competition.

Indeed, los Blancos are looking to win a third consecutive final having beaten Atletico Madrid and Juventus in the last two seasons.

Former Arsenal defender Keown believes Liverpool FC look equally as vulnerable at the back as Real Madrid.

“At one stage in the semi-final they were leading Roma 5-0 and ended up winning 7-6,” Keown told the Daily Mail.

“For Liverpool, attack is the best form of defence. Everyone is saying that Real Madrid look vulnerable at the back but so do Klopp’s side.

“Liverpool were undone in the Europa League final two years ago playing this way but now they have better front players.”

Liverpool FC are in third place in the Premier League table in pursuit of consecutive top-four finishes.

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