“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.”