Mo Salah playing for Liverpool and Karim Benzema playing for Real Madrid.
It’s the Reds vs Los Blancos on Saturday night (Picture: Getty)

One of the biggest nights in football is on Saturday, as Liverpool FC takes on Real Madrid CF in the UEFA Champions League final.

Both sides are two of the most successful teams in European football history, making it a showdown that footy fans will not want to miss.

Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool and Carlo Ancelotti’s Real Madrid will be kicking off at 8pm at the Stade de France in Paris – but what is the history like between the two teams and the decorated managers?

Here is everything you need to know about their head to hard record and which side has won the coveted Champions League trophy.

What is Liverpool vs Real Madrid’s head-to-head record?

Sergio Ramos checks on an injured Mo Salah during a football game between Real Madrid and Liverpool
Salah had to go off injured the last time the teams faced in a UCL final (Picture: VI Images via Getty Images)

While the teams have only met a handful of times across their respective histories, it is Rela Madrid who have the edge over Liverpool in the head to head stats.

  • Real Madrid wins: 4
  • Draws: 1
  • Liverpool wins: 3
  • Real Madrid goals scored vs. Liverpool: 10
  • Liverpool goals scored vs. Real Madrid: 8

The teams have previously met five times in the UCL, with the first time being in the 1980-81 final.

Liverpool won that first meeting thanks to an Alan Kennedy goal in the 82nd minute, with the 1-0 victory granting them their third European Cup trophy.

They next met in the 2008-09 round of 16, with the Reds winning the first leg 1-0 and the second leg 4-0.

The last four Champions League meet-ups though have gone the way of Los Blancos, with Real beating the Reds both times in their group stage games in the 2014-15 tournament.

Real Madrid knocked Liverpool out of the competition in the quarter-finals last year, but it is the 2017-18 final that Liverpool fans still feel the sting of most.

It was in that game that Sergio Ramos dislocated Mohamed Salah’s shoulder in the early moments, forcing the formidable winger out of the game. Gareth Bale went on to score with an incredible bicycle kick finish as Real won the game 3-1.

Salah has already declared ‘it’s revenge time’ ahead of Saturday’s game.

What’s Carlo Ancelotti and Jurgen Klopp’s head-to-head record?

Carlo Ancelotti currently comes out on top across the previous 10 meetings between himself and Jurgen Klopp.

The Italian has won four of those games, whilst Klopp has clinched victory on three occasions. The other three have ended in stalemate.

Most of their games against each other came during Ancelotti’s time as manager of Everton FC and Napoli.

Saturday’s is the first time an Ancelotti managed Madrid has come up against Klopp’s Liverpool.

Who has won the Champions League more times?

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The UCL trophy is one of the most coveted in the sport (Picture: Michael Regan – UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images)

Real Madrid is way out in front when it comes to overall Champions League trophies, as they hold the record with a total of 13.

Italian side AC Milan is second with a tally of seven, followed by Liverpool and Bayern Munich tied with six trophies.

Here are the top five teams and their number of Champions League titles:

  1. Real Madrid – 13
  2. AC Milan – 7
  3. Liverpool – 6
  4. Bayern Munich – 6
  5. Barcelona – 5

See the full list over on UEFA’s website.

What are the latest odds for Liverpool vs Real Madrid?

The match ball for the Champions League final in 2022 against Liverpool and Real Madrid.
Which team will come out on top Saturday night? (Picture: Franck Fife/AFP via Getty Images)

Liverpool are currently the favourites to win and get their seventh Champions League trophy, but could the past come back to haunt them?

Alex Apati of Ladbrokes told Metro.co.uk: ‘The odds certainly suggest Liverpool are the ones to beat in Paris, and while our traders are seemingly convinced it’ll be another European trophy for Jurgen Klopp’s Reds, punters actually think the opposite, with the majority of money taken so far being in favour of the Spanish outsiders.’

Odds on win in 90 mins

  • Liverpool – 21/20
  • Draw – 5/2
  • Real Madrid – 5/2

Odds on who will lift the trophy

  • Liverpool – 8/15
  • Real Madrid – 27/20

Liverpool vs Real Madrid kicks-off at 8pm on Saturday May 28 on BT Sports 1. Stream the game for free via the BT Sports YouTube channel

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