Jurgen Klopp revealed that it looks highly likely that Thiago and Fabinho will be fit to play in the Champions League final against Real Madrid. Both midfielders were doubts about their fitness on Friday during Klopp’s press conference. Klopp believes that the pitch could be an issue after it was freshly laid this week. The rematch of the 2018 final where Real Madrid won 3-1 will take place in the Stade de France on Saturday.
“It looks good for Thiago and Fabinho,” Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp said. “Fabinho trained yesterday and Thiago will train later today. The mood is good, very good. Really excited to be here now and get a feeling for a stadium, location and that is all good.”
“Usually when I say the pitch looks new, it’s good news. This pitch is new since yesterday, that’s not the best news. But it’s [the same] for both teams,” he added. “We will do a normal session as planned, it’s our moment of the season. I saw the refs with their session and the ball drops normally. You can see the lines where they put the pitch in and that’s not normal.”
“Someone thought it was a good idea to bring the pitch in the day before, that’s interesting!” he added. “It didn’t kill my mood for a second. We would have played on a petanque pitch. If both sides are fine with it, I’m fine with it. I hope nobody makes a story that Klopp is moaning about a pitch, I’m not. It just could be different.”
“Whatever you do, you have to get experience. When you do a job for the first day, it’s not the best day you ever do. You get little success and things here and there, and then on the big stage, you have to deliver,” he concluded.
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