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Champions League final: Xabi Alonso gives verdict on Liverpool, Real Madrid clash

Former Liverpool and Real Madrid midfielder, Xabi Alonso, has given his verdict on both sides’ upcoming Champions League final.

Liverpool will face Real Madrid in the Champions League final on May 28 in Paris.

The Premier League giants eliminated Villarreal in the Champions League semi-final stage, while Real Madrid knocked Manchester City out of the competition.

However, Alonso wants people to enjoy the spectacle between Real Madrid and Liverpool in the Champions League final.

The former Spain international also recalls seeing both sides in the 2018 Champions League final in Kiev.

Speaking to BT Sport ahead of this year’s final, Xabi Alonso said: “It was beautiful to see such a beautiful show or game or whatever. I was in Kiev a few years ago and it was great to enjoy it with two of my teams there and it’s not about the final.

It’s as well to reach the final and to enjoy with the crowds. I was there with friends from Madrid, from Liverpool and I am kind of in the middle of both teams so I will win whatever happens.”

He added: “Both great teams, they both deserve it. So I will feel for one not to get it. But whatever happens, Madrid, they will win and Liverpool will win in the future. We will see. It’s the Champions League final. Just enjoy it.”

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