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Vinicius Jr makes surprise Liverpool claim ahead of Champions League final vs Real Madrid

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Vinicius Jr makes surprise Liverpool claim ahead of Champions League final vs Real Madrid

Real Madrid forward, Vinious Junior wants Liverpool to have a full-strength team in Saturday’s Champions League final.

Thiago Alcantara, a vital player for the Reds, is a question mark heading to Paris.

He was substituted at halftime in Liverpool’s 3-1 win over Wolves on the final day of the Premier League season, and he is a doubt for the match against Real Madrid, despite Jurgen Klopp’s optimistic report.

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Mohamed Salah, Virgil van Dijk, and Fabinho have all been ruled out due to injury. On the other hand, all three of them worked out on Wednesday.

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The last time the two teams met at this stage of the campaign was in the 2018 final, when Salah was fouled by Sergio Ramos, resulting in a shoulder injury that terminated his season.

Real went on to win 3-1, and Salah has stated that he will seek ‘vengeance’ this weekend.

“Hopefully they play with all of them,” said the Brazilian when asked by Spanish radio’s El Larguero soccer show if Liverpool were overplaying their injury problems.

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“We want an amazing match between two teams with all their players. With 100% concentration. And both fighting for the most important thing, which is the Champions League.”

When asked if he’s watched alot of liverpool games, he said;

“Yes, we watch a lot of Liverpool games. They are a great team with a lot of strength and a lot of intensity. If we match that against them… we will win for sure.”

vinicius Junior added that this final was the match ‘every’ player wanted and that Madrid have the ‘privilege’ of having a squad full of players that have been in Champions League finals as well as other finals across club and international competitions.

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He said; “Yes, a great game like all the games in the knockout stages of the Champions League.

“They were exciting for us, but they were beautiful games. Now we have the match every player wants to play. We have the privilege that almost all the players here have played in many finals and that’s reassuring for us. Hopefully it will be a great game.”

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