UCL: They’re comeback kings – Ian Rush predicts Liverpool vs Real Madrid final


Liverpool legend, Ian Rush, has predicted a ‘very tight game’ when the Reds clash with Real Madrid in the Champions League final later this month.

Rush said Real Madrid are ‘comeback kings’ and a team that never gives up, adding that nothing is going to surprise him when the Los Blancos face Liverpool in Paris.

Liverpool qualified for the Champions League final after eliminating Villarreal in the semi-final a few days ago, while Real Madrid knocked Manchester City out of the competition.

Speaking in an interview with William Hill, Rush said, “It is great to get to any final but to get to the Champions League final… Most people probably didn’t expect Real Madrid, most people probably expected Manchester City. But it is Real Madrid, they beat us a few years ago, so I think it is a bit of payback time.

“It’s going to be a very tight game. When you look at Madrid, they have been down in so many games – Paris Saint-Germain, Chelsea and Manchester City. They are a team that never gives up, so nothing is going to surprise me in this game.”

He added, “I think there will be goals in it. But if we go 2-0, 3-0 up, don’t take things for granted as we have seen what Real Madrid can do – they are the comeback kings.

“But Real Madrid (in the Champions League final) is obviously going to be very, very tough. Madrid will take a lot out of the Manchester City win, they have already won their league, so they can prepare exactly for this final, whereas Liverpool’s minds might be all over the place at the moment.”

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