Champions League Final: Rafa Benitez warns Real Madrid about six Liverpool players


Former Everton manager, Rafa Benitez, has warned Real Madrid to beware of three Liverpool stars.

The clubs are expected to clash in the final of the Champions League on Saturday.

Benitez has now picked out Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino, Diogo Jota, Luis Diaz and Divock Origi as stars to be watched in the game.

He told “Real Madrid’s backline won’t get a moment’s peace. [Jürgen] Klopp wants his side to be intense and he does this by having a competitive squad. To do that, you need players on the bench who make life difficult for those who are starting.

“In the past, when you spoke about Liverpool’s attackers it used to be just [Mohamed] Salah, [Sadio] Mané and [Roberto] Firmino, but now you have to add [Diogo] Jota, [Luis] Díaz and [Divock] Origi to that list.

“Liverpool has quality and intensity, and they tend to have more of the ball than their opponents. They create attacks rather than waiting to hit on the break.

“It will be interesting to see how a team like Madrid, who are used to having the majority of possession in the Liga, deal with a side who press so aggressively to recover the ball.”

Benitez led the Reds to glory in the 2005 Champions League and won the 2012/2013 UEFA Europa League as Chelsea boss.

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