The contrast in experience between the sides couldn't be greater as Liverpool return to the final after an 11-year wait with no player in their squad who has previously played in a Champions League final.
"I'm pretty sure that in the second before the game Real Madrid will be more confident than we are, but that's not a problem because the game doesn't end in that second, it only starts", said Klopp.
"You analyse Real Madrid playing in other games against other teams and you think "wow, they are really strong", but they never played us".
"I remember in Jurgen's first press conference he described himself as "The Normal One", Werner said.
James Milner returns to the team after missing out on the final Premier League game of the season with a muscle problem.
Having attended last season's Champions League decider in Cardiff, the approach was not a formal one.
"We worked really hard to get here during the years so it's always good if you receive something when you've worked hard".
However, the German has lost his last five finals, including the Europa League final in 2016 when Liverpool lost 3-1 to Sevilla.
"I know exactly how I have to play", insisted Marcelo on Friday.
With a shaky defence, a manager struggling to settle on one of two unreliable goalkeepers and then losing the man considered to be their most creative player to Barcelona as Philippe Coutinho moved on, few gave the Reds much of chance of being involved past the quarter-finals.
"From a neutral's point of view I'm really looking forward to it", he said.
According to Marca, Bale, who started his career as a rampaging left-back, will be expected to perform a more defensive role in an attempt to nullify the threat of Liverpool's top scorer this season Mohamed Salah.
"It is a Champions League club with Champions League fans, with a Champions League culture in the way we want to achieve things".
"I still don't think we have realised the scale of what we are doing, but when all this is over we will. You hope to be in the final, like everyone else that starts this campaign, but to actually be in it is fantastic and hopefully it can be even better". "I've had an awesome season in the Champions League", said Ronaldo, who has scored a record 120 goals in the competition overall.
"We have learned from that experience and we can use that as motivation", he said.