Werner, though, promised fans that manager Jurgen Klopp will be backed in the transfer market, as Liverpool seek to close the gap on Premier League champions City and runners-up Manchester United.
Two thumping wins over minnows Maribor set them on the path to qualification but defensive issues came to the fore when they threw away a three-goal lead against Sevilla away and it wasn't until the final group game that they secured their progress to the knock-out phase. "But, they've never played us and that's part of the truth".
"As I understand it religion is a private matter so I have nothing to say about that but all is fine, you will see him in training, he is full of power, you need to be a day before the final", Klopp told a news conference.
Even if Liverpool win the Champions League, Wijnaldum said that does not necessarily mean success will come easier.
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Liverpool's return among the European elite is largely attributed to Klopp's impact as manager.
"We worked really hard to get here during the years so it's always good if you receive something when you've worked hard".
Liverpool (five-time winners themselves) are the slight underdogs but the way Klopp was talking suggested this final was a proper David vs. Goliath battle.
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Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane.
For once in a Champions League final, Cristiano Ronaldo will yield some of the spotlight to another player sweeping up adulation and personal acclaim.
Salah has been the star turn of Liverpool's season, scoring 44 goals in his debut season at Anfield to plunder a series of individual Player of the Year awards.
"Any player who arrived at this club they want to play in these games, they want to be under this kind of pressure, they want to get trophies".
"From a neutral's point of view I'm really looking forward to it", he said.
My memories of the 1988 FA Cup final against Wimbledon are painful reminder of how things can go horribly wrong when you least expect it, with the sands of time only slightly dulling my pain after that disgusting defeat.
Even the normally level headed Tony Kroos appears to be getting caught up in the Madrid hype, blithely saying: "It is a great achievement for Liverpool to reach a final and to have a chance to win the Champions League".
"It's not like this and we know it". You saw it with Pep Guardiola who started at La Masia, then took on Barcelona and succeeded.
"I still don't think we have realised the scale of what we are doing, but when all this is over we will".