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'Just here in Paris': Steven Gerrard sends video message to Liverpool fans, gives score prediction

Steven Gerrard is in Paris for the Champions League final and he sent a message to Liverpool fans ahead of the game tomorrow. The Reds’ legend predicts a perfect result.

Liverpool return to the Champions League final tomorrow as they face Real Madrid in Paris. It’s their third final in five attempts – the best run that the club has had since the rebranding of the European Cup.

Jordan Henderson will become the first captain to lead Liverpool out in three finals, too. He overtakes Emlyn Hughes and Steven Gerrard who both managed it twice. Hughes, of course, remains the only captain to lift the trophy twice – Henderson will hope to equal that.

Gerrard might watch Henderson do it, in fact. The Liverpool legend is in Paris for this final and sent a message to fans on Friday.

“Hello everyone, I’m just here in Paris for the final,” said Gerrard on Liverpool’s Twitter account. “The players are all training in the background and preparing.

“Gameday minus one, you can feel the atmosphere building. I’d like to wish everyone at Liverpool the best of luck, I hope they get the outcome that everyone wants.

“I’m getting excited for the game and the fans are building up nicely outside the stadium – hopefully it’ll be a fantastic game. And I predict a 2-0 Liverpool win.”

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Steven Gerrard in Paris for the final

We’re big fans of Gerrard so blatantly supporting Liverpool despite literally managing another Premier League club. Not too sure we’d like the reverse situation that Aston Villa have – but signing Diego Carlos means they’ll likely push any annoyance to one side this week.

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND – MAY 10: Jurgen Klopp, Manager of Liverpool looks towards Steven Gerrard, Manager of Aston Villa, during the Premier League match between Aston Villa and Liverpool at Villa Park on May 10, 2022 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Fingers crossed, Gerrard is right about the result, too. It’s one that worked for Liverpool in 2019 – though, they’d have to break a streak to do it.

We haven’t had a European final where a team scored more than once since the 2020 Europa League final. Both the 2020 and 2021 Champions League finals finished 1-0, while the 2021 Europa League final finished 1-1 – as it did this year. Even the Europa Conference League final finished 1-0.

Hopefully, Liverpool can shake things up by actually scoring twice. If any team can do it, it’s this one.

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