Blood Red: The tricky Champions League final dynamic - and how Liverpool could make Pep and City even angrier


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Our podcast build-up to Madrid starts today with our first Blood Red of the week - and there's a lot for host Ian Doyle and guests James Pearce and Paul Gorst to get stuck into. Jurgen Klopp's side have jetted off to a warm-weather training camp in Marbella buoyed by a major injury boost, which James reveals before joining Ian and Paul in discussing the prolonged break between the final Premier League game of the season and the Champions League final in the Spanish capital - and just what it means for Liverpool and their opponents Tottenham Hotspur. Naby Keita has been named in the Reds' 26-man squad for Marbella so does that mean the midfielder has a chance of being fit to face Spurs? That leads to a debate about Klopp's midfield dilemma for the final, Tottenham's bigger selections headaches, and whether it would actually be better for Liverpool if Harry Kane recovers in time to play. Next up are comments made by Dejan Lovren, and what they say about the magic of Klopp's man-management, before talk turns to the the team who will not be appearing in Madrid on Saturday week - Manchester City. City may have won an unprecedented domestic treble but neither they nor their manager Pep Guardiola look too happy. Paul calls Guardiola's men the 'angriest' treble winners of all time while James explains why their annoyance toward the Reds could be about to get even greater. Oh, and he also rubbishes those Matthijs de Ligt rumours. It's one not to be missed.

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