"I've had an fantastic season in the Champions League", said Ronaldo, who has scored a record 120 goals in the competition overall. Bale was stunning beauty, but most times it feels like there is some luck involved in those.
The Reds were 5-2 winners against AS Roma at Anfield in the first leg of their semi-final before a 4-1 loss in the Italian capital was sufficient to secure a 7-6 aggregate win.
If Klopp needs inspiration for his pre-match pep talk, the German need look no further than the Liverpool team of 2005.
Real become the first side since Bayern Munich in 1976 to win Europe's elite club trophy three years in a row and Zinedine Zidane the first coach to win three back-to-back titles.
For Zidane, victory in Ukraine puts the former France great in an elite field alongside Carlo Ancelotti and Bob Paisley as a three-time European Cup victor.
Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas recently told SFR Sport that Liverpool were yet to contact the French side about a possible move for Fekir, but ESPN FC has been told the Champions League finalists want to acquire the France global in the summer transfer window.
But was it better than Zidane's wonderstrike in the 2002 final?
Remarkably, Liverpool FC scored five times in resounding aggregate victories over Portuguese side FC Porto and Premier League champions Manchester City.
Nothing, and Liverpool fans like nothing more than being told they are a special family, and delight in being praised for simply existing. We must play a great game to win it.
But some Liverpool supporters had made the journey, even without a ticket.
"It's not about one person, it's about everybody and we just weren't good enough on the night".
"He is able to deliver an atmosphere where everyone is relaxed but focused enough and this is why I'm pretty confident they have a chance".
"I believed [that I was capable of this form]. They've waited 11 years for this".