Jurgen Klopp is ready to turn Liverpool into winners after leading them to club football's biggest game on a nerve-shredding night in Rome.
Liverpool lost 4-2 in the Stadio Olimpico but it did not stop them reaching their eighth European Cup final with a 7-6 aggregate victory over Roma. They will play Real Madrid on May 26 and Klopp had warned the Spaniards that his side 'will be ready' on May 26.
This was the second highest scoring semi-final in European history - the outcome of Roma throwing everything they had at Liverpool during what Klopp described as a 'wild' game - and it is their ability to plunder goals that left the German confident his team 'will be on fire' in Kiev.
Jurgen Klopp says Liverpool will be 'on fire' in the Champions League final against Real MadridiPhone transfer software
The German manager celebrates with his players after their triumph in Rome on Wednesday
Klopp said: 'It was the first time we were not at our best so we needed luck but after this Champions League campaign we deserved it. It was 7-6 on aggregate which sounds crazy because it is crazy. We started in the qualifiers and it has been an amazing journey.
'Now we go to Kiev and it is crazy. We have been in the League Cup final, we have been in the Europa League final. Nobody tells me that you took us to the final. I didn't see any trophies after these. They don't hang medals at Melwood around. That's the game. There is still a job to do.
'Going to a final is nice but winning it is even nicer. We will be ready, Real Madrid. You cannot be more experienced than Real Madrid. They are experienced; we are not. We will be on fire. We are looking forward to it.'
Liverpool's celebrations were exuberant at the end, as they danced in front of their 5,000 travelling fans and held a banner up for the stricken fan, Sean Cox, who was attacked by Roma fans and left in an induced coma before the first leg at Anfield nine days ago.
Liverpool crept into the Champions League final with a 7-6 aggregate win over Roma
Klopp dedicated the success to the 53-year-old Irishman and now he wants to finish the job, having lost the last five he has contested, including two with Liverpool in 2016.
He said: 'I need to