Liverpool fans depart for 1299 mile bus trip to Madrid

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The countdown to the Champions League Final is officially on as the mass exodus of Liverpool fans begins.

Thousands are expected to take many different intricate routes across Europe by air, sea and even land in time for Saturday's showdown with Spurs.

In the early hours of this morning a group from the Anfield Wrap began their journey by bus, travelling to Bordeaux, Bilboa and then finally Madrid.

Our correspondent Rachel Townsend was with them as they set off.

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