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Steven Gerrard backs Liverpool to beat Real Madrid in Champions League final

Gerrard backs Reds to beat Real in CL final
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Steven Gerrard insists that Liverpool have a "really good chance" against Real Madrid in the Champions League final despite many pundits describing the Reds as underdogs.

Steven Gerrard has stressed that Liverpool have a "really good chance" against Real Madrid in the Champions League final.

The Reds will be hoping to stop Zinedine Zidane's side from winning the competition for the third time in a row when the two sides lock horns in Kiev on May 26.

Although Real have seen by many fans and pundits as favourites over Jurgen Klopp's charges, Liverpool legend Gerrard fancies his former side to impress against Los Blancos.

"I think we've got a really good chance," the new Rangers manager told Sport360.

"I wouldn't say on current form we're going into the game as underdogs. But, I suppose, Jurgen Klopp and the boys will want to go in as underdogs because it takes a little bit of pressure off.

"I think the form they've been in, how they've performed in the last two games against Roma, especially with Mohamed Salah. I think we go in with every confidence and belief that we can get the job done."

Liverpool are in the final of the competition for the first time since 2007, having won the trophy two years earlier in Istanbul.

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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City86202131820
2Chelsea86201851320
3Liverpool86201531220
4Arsenal86021910918
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs8602157818
6Bournemouth85121612416
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves843196315
8Manchester UnitedMan Utd84131314-113
9Watford84131112-113
10Leicester CityLeicester84041412212
11Everton83321312112
12Burnley82241012-28
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton8224913-48
14Crystal Palace821559-47
15West Ham UnitedWest Ham8215813-57
16Southampton8125614-85
17Fulham8125921-125
18Huddersfield TownHuddersfield8035417-133
19Newcastle UnitedNewcastle8026613-72
20Cardiff CityCardiff8026417-132

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