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Emre Can included in Liverpool's 24-man squad

Liverpool midfielder Emre Can has been included in Liverpool's 24-man. Credit: PA

Liverpool midfielder Emre Can has been included in Liverpool's 24-man squad for this weekend's Champions League final against Real Madrid.

It could be the last time the Germany international, who has regained full fitness having been sidelined with a back injury since late March, features for the club as his contract expires next month and he has so far turned down all offers of an extension.

Youngsters Curtis Jones, Nat Phillips and Rafael Camacho are also included in the party.

The Reds trained at Melwood on Thursday ahead of their scheduled flight to Kiev from Liverpool John Lennon Airport in the afternoon.

They will hold an hour-long open training session in the NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium on Friday evening after Jurgen Klopp and two players have undertaken their pre-match press conference.


'I wouldn't swap Ronaldo for Salah' says Zidane

Salah faced Ronaldo's Real Madrid when he was playing for Roma. Credit: PA

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane insists he would not swap Cristiano Ronaldo for Liverpool's Mohamed Salah.

The two forwards, who have both scored 44 goals in all competitions for their clubs this season, are set to go up against each other when their sides meet in the Champions League final in Kiev on Saturday.

When asked if he would swap Ronaldo for Salah, Zidane, quoted by, said at a press conference on Tuesday: "No, I have Cristiano and I talk about my players."

While five-time winners Liverpool are in their first European Cup final since 2007, Real are the two-time defending champions, have won the trophy three times in the last four years, and have done so 12 times in total.

When asked if he thought Liverpool were more hungry, Zidane said: "I can't tell you about the opponent. I don't know what they are.

"What I can say is that we will have the same desire as always. This club is what it is - the same enthusiasm, dedication and desire as always. And nobody can take that away or tell us that we are less hungry than others. No one.

"We are Madrid and this club is what it is. We always want more and we will give everything to try to do it in the best way."

Emre Can and Milner back in Liverpool training

Emre Can is still yet to sign a new contract and looks set to leave the club in the summer. Credit: PA

James Milner and Emre Can both featured as Liverpool stepped up their Champions League final preparations with an open training session at Anfield.

Milner missed the final Premier League game of the season with a muscle problem, while fellow midfielder Can has been out since March with a back injury.

The potential availability of both would increase manager Jurgen Klopp's options for Saturday's showpiece against Real Madrid in Kiev.

Page 2: 11:31Joe Gomez, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Joel Matip have already been ruled out of contention.

Liverpool spent part of last week at a training camp in Marbella, but have now returned to Merseyside before travelling to Ukraine later this week.

Klopp was due to hold a press conference to preview the match at Anfield at 1pm.


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