Cristiano Ronaldo predicts Liverpool FC v Real Madrid

Cristiano Ronaldo warns Real Madrid that Liverpool FC will be tricky opponents in the Champions League final

Cristiano Ronaldo
Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo Photo: UEFA / Handout

Cristiano Ronaldo has warned his Real Madrid team-mates that they are in for a stern test of their Champions League credentials against Liverpool FC on Saturday.

The Reds are preparing to take on the Spanish giants as they look to prevent Ronaldo’s side from becoming the first team to win the Champions League for three seasons running.

Real Madrid have dominated the trophy in recent years but Liverpool FC have been earning lots of new admirers for their brilliant displays in Europe’s elite club competition this term.

Liverpool FC have been in fine form en route to the final and have beaten the likes of Manchester City, FC Porto and AS Roma to help book their place in Saturday’s showdown in Kiev.

Ronaldo has admitted that he would prefer to be coming up against Manchester United in the final as he warned his team-mates that Jurgen Klopp’s side will be a very tricky opponent this weekend.

Ronaldo is quoted as saying by Metro: “Finals are always special occasions.

“I would have preferred it to be Manchester United. But Liverpool deserve respect.

“We’re not going to have it easy. They deserve to be in the final.”

Liverpool FC have been preparing for the game after having secured their place in the Champions League for next season by claiming a top-four finish in the Premier League.

The Reds are yet to win their first trophy under Klopp since his appointment back in 2015.

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