lmost four years to the day of their 2018 meeting, Liverpool and Real Madrid will once again battle on the grandest stage.
The Champions League final in Paris sees the two clash once more, almost half a decade on from their meeting in Kiev.
Loris Karius, Sergio Ramos and Gareth Bale all played big roles in that final, although the landscape has changed since. Barring an unexpected turnaround in Bale’s fortunes, none of those will feature.
Mohamed Salah, however, very much will.
The Liverpool star has spoken often and loudly about his desire to enact revenge on Madrid after his final in Kiev was ended early following a clash with Ramos.
Whether or not he will be able to is up for debate.
Liverpool might be one of Europe’s leading sides and, for many, head into the final as favourites but Madrid’s route to Paris has been perhaps the most dramatic in the competition’s recent history.
Largely outplayed by PSG, Chelsea and Manchester City, the 13-time European champions have lived up to their billing as kings of the continent in a series of stirring comebacks.
Two of the most successful sides in Champions League history, it’s going to be quite the final.
Where to watch Liverpool vs Real Madrid
TV channel: The game will be broadcast on BT Sport 1 and BT Sport Ultimate. Coverage begins at 6pm BST.
Live stream: The BT Sport Website, the BT Sport App and the BT Sport YouTube channel will offer live streams.
LIVE coverage: Get minute-by-minute updates through Standard Sport’s dedicated match blog, with James Robson in Paris to provide expert analysis.