We will be on fire - Klopp warns Real Madrid

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp warned Real Madrid his team would be "on fire" in the Champions League final.

The Premier League side booked their spot in the Kiev decider with a 7-6 aggregate win over Roma, despite suffering a 4-2 loss at the Stadio Olimpico on Wednesday.

But they face a huge test in the final on May 26, with two-time reigning champions Madrid - who have reached the decider four times in five seasons - awaiting them.

Klopp knows just how much experience Madrid have, but he believes his team will be at their best.

"Going to a final is really nice. I did it a few times but winning it is even nicer. We will be ready," he said.

"You cannot be more experienced in the competition than Real Madrid. I think pretty much 80 per cent of the team played all these finals four times in the last five years and they are still together.

"So if we talk about experience, they are experienced and we are not. But we will be really on fire, you can imagine.

"We are looking forward to it but before that we have to play two more Champions League semi-finals in the Premier League. That is first of all the job to do.

"Then we'll have two weeks to prepare for the final and we will use that time."

Klopp will hope his own record in cup finals is improved, with the German having lost five of six during his time as a manager.

The former Borussia Dortmund coach said his team still had work to do, wanting to avoid another defeat.

"Look, we were in the League Cup final and we didn't win it. People don't tell me in the street since then, 'Thank you for bringing us to the final'," Klopp said.

"We were in the Europa League final. I didn't see any trophies after these games.

"They don't hang silver medals at Melwood. That's the pity, that's the game. So there's still a job to do but that's how it is."

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Sadio Mane celebrates after scoring the opening goal.
Liverpool supporters sing before the match in Rome.
Liverpool supporters chant as they are watched by police in Rome.
Liverpool supporters sing before the match in Rome.
Liverpool supporters  before the match in Rome.
Liverpool fans inside the stadium.
General view inside the stadium before the match.
A general view of the Stadio Olimpico before the match.
Jamie Carragher speaks to the cameras prior to the match.
Liverpool fans in the stands an hour before kick-off.
A general view of Liverpool dressing room.
Mohamed Salah arrives before the match.
Roma fans prior to kick-off.
Mohamed Salah warms up with teammates.
Liverpool fans chant as they wait in the stands ahead of the match.
Dejan Lovren of Liverpool with Stephan El Shaaray of Roma.
Liverpool's Sadio Mane scores the opening goal.
Sadio Mane scores their opening goal.
Sadio Mane celebrates making it 1-0 on the night.
James Milner reacts after his own goal gives Roma their first of the night.
Georginio Wijnaldum celebrates scoring Liverpool's second goal of the night to make it 2-1, and 7-3 on aggregate.
Georginio Wijnaldum celebrates his goal.
Roma coach Eusebio Di Francesco shows his frustration.
Edin Dzeko celebrates making it 2-2 on the night.
Radja Nainggolan scores twice late on but it's not enough.
Jurgen Klopp celebrates with his players at the final whistle.
Radja Nainggolan reacts as Liverpool's players celebrate at the end of the match.
Mohamed Salah greets Jurgen Klopp at the final whistle.
Radja Nainggolan and Gerson look dejected after the match.
Georginio Wijnaldum and Virgil van Dijk of Liverpool toast their triumph.
Liverpool players celebrate as they qualify for the Champions League final.

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