AC Milan coach Carlo Ancelotti believes the passion of Gennaro Gattuso will be crucial to his side´s chances of gaining revenge on Liverpool in next Wednesday´s Champions League final.

Having thrown away a three-goal lead to lose to the Reds on penalties in Istanbul two years ago, Ancelotti believes his side have learned their lesson and could not be better prepared for the biggest date on the European club football calendar.

And he has highlighted the fiery Gattuso as his main man, as he said: "Gattuso is always the way he is. Kaka is a natural talent, but Gattuso diffuses so much of his passion that he affects everybody. The fans love him because they can relate to him."

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