Champions League: Steven Gerrard predicts Liverpool 2-0 win over Real Madrid
Nice and easy! A confident Steven Gerrard predicts a 2-0 win for Liverpool over Real Madrid in the Champions League final… with the Reds legend and Aston Villa boss hoping for a ‘fantastic’ game as he watches them train at the Stade de France
- Steven Gerrard predicted a 2-0 win for Liverpool over Real Madrid in the Champions League final
- Reds legend Gerrard says he hopes for a ‘fantastic game’ and win at Liverpool
- The Aston Villa boss, who won the cup with the Reds in 2005, was in Paris for Saturday night’s game
Despite all the cautious talk surrounding Saturday night’s Champions League final between Liverpool and Real Madrid, an ex-Red is confident his former side will claim victory.
Steven Gerrard has confidently predicted that Jurgen Klopp’s side will beat Los Blancos 2-0 in Paris, posting a video message on the club’s official Twitter account.
Gerrard, who won the Champions League title with Liverpool in 2005, was filming from inside the Stade de France where he watched Liverpool’s final training session before the grand final.
Steven Gerrard predicted that Liverpool will beat Real Madrid 2-0 in the Champions League final
Gerrard (right) was in the stands watching Liverpool train ahead of Saturday night’s final
“You can feel the atmosphere rising. I would like to wish everyone good luck at Liverpool, and I hope they get the result that everyone wants,” Gerrard begins.
“I’m excited for the game and the fans are preparing well outside the stadium.”
While it looked like Gerrard would continue to deliver the standard platitudes at his former club, the Aston Villa boss kicked in a curve ball at the end to put his reputation in the prediction business on the line.
“I hope it will be a fantastic game and I predict a 2-0 win at Liverpool,” Gerrard concluded.
Liverpool took part in their last training before the match at the Stade de France
Gerrard won the Champions League with Liverpool in 2005 after beating AC Milan in Istanbul
Predicting that Real Madrid won’t find the net at all is risky business, given how far Carlo Ancelotti’s side have come to the final, smashing several brilliant goals past PSG, Chelsea and Manchester City.
They also boast the Champions League top scorer this season in Karim Benzema, who has an astonishing 15 goals in 11 games. Liverpool’s top scorer in the competition, Mohamed Salah, has eight.
Liverpool have certainly been boosted by the news that Thiago and Fabinho will be fit to play, and Gerrard isn’t the only one who has faith in Virgil van Dijk and Joel Matip at the heart of the Reds’ defence.