Klopp: Liverpool will play for the Ukrainian people in the Champions League final

London: Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp dedicated his team’s participation in Saturday’s Champions League final against Real Madrid in Paris to the Ukrainian people, expressing his support for the country in the face of the Russian invasion. The match, a replica of the 2018 final, was originally to be played at the Gazprom Arena in St. Petersburg, but was moved to the Stade de France after Russia invaded its neighbor on February 24. “I am happy to have the game here for a thousand reasons,” Klopp told reporters. The war is still on in course and we have to think about it “. The German coach said that moving the final to Paris was “the right message that should reach Russia”. Moscow describes the war as a “special military operation” to disarm and “de-Nazify” Ukraine. Kiev and the West describe the Russian offensive as a war of unwarranted aggression. “Let’s play this final for the benefit of all the Ukrainian people,” said Klopp. I’m sure some people do in Ukraine can still watch the game and we are doing it 100% for them. ”Liverpool are hoping to win their third title in this season after winning the League Cup and the FA Cup, as Real Madrid look to add their victory to the Spanish First Division title to win the Champions League for the 14th time, improving their record. (Reuters)