Hello everyone and welcome to this Champions League final live blog, where we will be bringing you all the latest news and updates ahead of the giant clash between Liverpool and Real Madrid.
The hours are ticking ahead of the biggest match in European club football, and the tension could not be any higher. Paris will host the meeting between the six-time champions and the record 13-time champions.
The Reds enter the game having already wrapped up two pieces of silverware although they narrowly missed out on the Premier League to Manchester City last weekend which could affect their psychology. Los Blancos, on the other hand, having won LaLiga Santander with plenty of games to spare, have had the luxury of being able to rest players ahead of the big duel - so it remains to be seen whether those who have match momentum or those who have fresh legs will have the upper hand in the final.
Liverpool vs Real Madrid: Latest updates
Liverpool are sweating over the fitness of Thiago Alcantara, who limped off in the win over Wolves in the last match of the Premier League season.
Fabinho has been out since the victory over Aston Villa on May 10 with a hamstring issue, but he has returned to training and is set to be available.
Meanwhile, Virgil van Dijk has been out of action since the FA Cup final and will return to the starting XI, while there are no longer any worries about Mohamed Salah.
As for Real Madrid, Carlo Ancelotti has a fully fit squad to choose from. David Alaba is set to return and start alongside Eder Militao in the heart of defence.
The Austrian has not played since the first leg of the semi-final against Manchester City after suffering muscle fatigue.
Real Madrid vs Liverpool 2022 live stream: Time, TV channels and how to watch Champions League Final online
Don’t miss this clash of titans for the biggest trophy in the world of club football.
Real Madrid and Liverpool. Liverpool and Real Madrid. These two clubs fighting for the Champions League title when the light shines the brightest. This is what European football is supposed to be.
The two teams have endured very different paths on their way to this Final. Real Madrid beat all odds in a year which was supposed to be a transition season and knocked out Paris Saint-Germain, Chelsea and Manchester City, all of them through thrilling comebacks fueled by the magic at the Santiago Bernabeu.
On the other hand, Liverpool have been contenders all season long, fighting for the Premier League title against Manchester City. However, their road in the Champions League has been much more manageable, as they faced Benfica, Inter Milan and Villarreal to clinch their presence in the Final.
It’s possibly safe and fair to say that Liverpool are the favorites to beat Real Madrid, but being underdogs is quite familiar for Ancelotti’s men, at least this season.
Die Meister, Die Besten, les grandes equipes, The Champions.
What time is Liverpool vs Real Madrid?
Tonight's game kicks off at 8pm BST (3pm ET; 12pm PT).
Available TV: TUDN (USA), Movistar Liga de Campeones (Spain)
Available Streaming: Paramount+, TUDN.com (USA), Fubo.TV (USA).
How to watch Liverpool vs Real Madrid
The game will be shown on BT Sport in the UK, but can be watched for free on its YouTube channel. In the US, Paramount+ will have the match.
Liverpool vs Real Madrid team news
Liverpool have been boosted by the returns of Fabinho and Thiago. Liverpool's only absentee is Divock Origi. Real are likely to have a full-strength squad available from their 26-man travelling party, with David Alaba coming back into contention having sat out their final La Liga game against Real Betis due to an adductor issue. retfer