Klopp: Liverpool's Champions League form has surprised even me

John Aldridge

GETTYJohn Aldridge caused a storm with a tweet about a flight he was on and the Champions League final

Liverpool fans still have over a week to wait till the biggest game of their season as they meet Real Madrid in the Champions League final.

"We are all tremendously proud of LFC's achievement and you can already feel the buzz around the city ahead of the final".

Jurgen Klopp's side have taken Europe by storm this season, defying expectations by bulldozing their way to the final, and they've hit 40 goals in the process - more than any other side. And we've had the feeling throughout the [run] that we could have scored at least two goals per game.

"It would start from midday, is expected to last for a couple of hours, and will see the Liverpool FC team parade the Champions League trophy on an open top bus, travelling along Liverpool's UNESCO world heritage waterfront".

Since suffering an injury on March 17 in Liverpool's 5-0 win against Watford, the 24-year-old has not played a game since then.

John Aldridge
TWITTER REALALDO474/BRIERLEY22John Aldridge's tweet was responded to by the Liverpool fan in question with a Bill Shankly tattoo

While many may overlook his abilities, one man who hasn't is Arsenal legend and goal machine Thierry Henry, who has described the Liverpool number 9 as 'the most complete striker in the league'.

Now though Romeo Agresti of Goal is reporting that a deal is done, with the midfielder agreeing on a five-year contract worth €5m per season, plus bonuses. That's really [crazy], because we aren't Barcelona, we aren't Real Madrid or Bayern Munich. We entered the competition for the first time in a while and we quickly realised that we had a good chance.

"We aren't anyone else". We are Liverpool, on the way to becoming a really good team. "But, after all, we've earned our place here". It's just part of the game.

"Despite drawing in Moscow and then [twice] against Sevilla, both at home and away, when we conceded three goals, I thought, "OK, we're ready for the Champions League".

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