Klopp warns Liverpool: Atletico Madrid well-oiled machine

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Jurgen Klopp

“If you work as hard as possible, you have a chance. If you don’t do that, you have no chance. There’s a reason they were in so many European finals.”

Apart from Swiss forward Xherdan Shaqiri, Klopp has a full squad to choose from ahead of the showdown at the Wanda Metropolitano where Liverpool lifted the trophy in June.

Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold hailed the impact of goalkeeper Alisson Becker, who missed the first eight games of the season with a calf injury.

Since returning, the Brazilian has conceded six goals in 17 Premier League appearances, including just one in his last 10.

“We’ve run out of words for him,” Alexander-Arnold said. “He’s an unbelievable goalkeeper to have behind you and you can’t take him for granted.

“He’s a world-class keeper, probably the best in the world. Really grateful to him. From his return from injury, he keeps clean sheets and makes it look easy.”