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Liverpool vs. Real Madrid Champions League Final storylines

Here we go, folks. We are closing in on the 2022 Champions League Final taking place and people can't wait to see Liverpool and Real Madrid battle it out for the title. Which side will come out on top?

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Liverpool is a small favorite, but Real Madrid is no stranger to pulling off some big upsets in this year's tournament. Looking ahead to things on Saturday night, here's three main storylines for these two powerhouses. 

3. Liverpool must try and contain Karim Benzema 

It goes without saying, but Karim Benzema is the heart and soul of the Real Madrid attack. He's been on total fire in the Champions League this year, scoring goals left and right. Just ask Manchester City and Chelsea about that. 

Benzema just has a knack for being in the right spot at the right time and he can bury the ball into the net with either a strong boot or outstanding header. It will be on the LFC defense to try and prevent that from happening, but that's surely easier said than done. 

2. Can Mo Salah get his revenge on Real Madrid?

The last time Real Madrid and Liverpool met in the Champions League Final, Mo Salah was ready to help LFC win yet another CL crown. Instead, he got injured on a controversial play by Sergio Ramos. 

Salah was in tears when he walked off the pitch due to his injury. Liverpool FC fans hated seeing it. Now, though, Salah has revenge on his mind and he wants to score a big-time goal against Madrid come Saturday. Will he be able to get that job done? We'll find out soon. 

1. Real Madrid will hope to record one last upset

We mentioned Real Madrid has recorded some big-time upsets in the tournament and that's quite the understatement. No one expected Madrid to take down Paris Saint-Germain in the Round of 16, but they pulled that off.

Then in the semifinals, Manchester City was a monster favorite to take down Madrid, which would have set up another all-English final. Once Again, Madrid stunned MCFC to move on to the title game. Will Madrid have one final upset in the works?

Liverpool fans everywhere are hoping they won't, but you never know what might happen in France this weekend. This will be a game to remember, no doubt about that. 

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