Liverpool vs Real Madrid team news: Emre Can and James Milner fit for Champions League final

Milner has overcome a minor issue. as expected, while Can is back in the Liverpool's ranks for the first time since picking up a back injury against Watford on March 17.

Reds boss Klopp told Liverpool's official site: “Millie was clear (that he would be fit) and Emre is a surprise.

“He told me he would come back, try this and that and then we would talk to people.

We thought it would be difficult, but he came back and from the first day it was like, ‘OK, that looks good, how do you feel?’ “Very good’ and then the next day ‘very good’ again.

“Now he trains completely normal. He’s a nice option and that’s why he is with us.”


Their return comes as a major boost to Klopp, who is without Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain after the midfielder suffered a serious knee ligament injury that has ruled him out of the World Cup.

Reds' run to the final saw them hit their straps with Ox and Milner flanking Jordan Henderson in a midfield three.

And Ox's injury is likely to hand Gini Wijnaldum a starting role against Real Madrid on Saturday, with Mo Salah, Sadio mane and Roberto Firmino in front of them.

Meanwhile, Uefa chiefs have refused to sell Madrid’s unwanted Champions League Final tickets to Liverpool fans on safety ground.

The Spanish giants returned 1,000 tickets for tomorrow’s final in Kiev after fans balked at the cost and difficulty in getting to the city.

But while thousands of ticket-less Liverpool fans are descending on the Ukrainian capital, Uefa will instead sell the returned tickets to local fans and cancel any sold on the black market.


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Uefa president Aleksander Ceferin said: "Unfortunately security reasons prevent us from selling these tickets to Liverpool. It would be too much of a risk."

While the Olympic Stadium has a capacity of more than 70,000, the two clubs were allocated just 17,000 tickets each.

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