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A combined XI from Liverpool's eight European Cup finals between 1977 and 2018

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Jurgen Klopp's attack-minded Liverpool side are set to face Real Madrid in the Champions League final in Kiev on Saturday night.

The Reds are hoping to win their sixth European Cup against the most decorated club in the history of the competition.

Los Blancos have won it on 12 occasions and are, incredibly, hoping to win their fourth Champions League trophy in five years.

They'll have to beat a formidable Liverpool team who have scored more goals than any other side in this season's edition.

Liverpool have an impressive record in European Cup finals too, winning five of their seven outings since first appearing in a final in 1977.

Including the 2018 team, we've taken a look at who we think makes up Liverpool's greatest XI from their eight Champions League finals.

We're expecting some differences of opinion so let us know what you think in the comments section below.

Liverpool's European Cup finals XI

GK: RAY CLEMENCE

The legendary goalkeeper joined Liverpool as an 18-year-old in 1967 for £18,000 and famously went on to make a magnificent save against Uli Stielike in Liverpool's 1977 European Cup win.

Liverpool Goalkeeper Ray Clemence

Clemence won two more European Cups and racked up 665 appearances for the club, with a remarkable 332 clean sheets.

RB - PHIL NEAL

Neal bombed up and down the right flank for eleven years at Anfield, winning four European Cups and eight league titles.

He was the only Liverpool player to play in all four European Cup wins in the 1970s and 1980s and didn't miss a single league game between 14 December 1974 and 24 September 1983, a club-record 365 consecutive games.

CB - ALAN HANSEN

The ball-playing centre-half joined Liverpool from Partick Thistle as a 22-year-old and retired 14 years later with a reputation as one of the finest players in the club's history.

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Hansen could read the game better than anyone and is still considered the benchmark for Liverpool centre-backs today.

CB - SAMI HYYPIA

The Finnish defender - who was likened to Hansen - became a fan favourite during his 10-year stay on Merseyside.

He was a giant at the back and was part of the famous Liverpool team that pulled off an incredible comeback against AC Milan in Istanbul.

LB - ALAN KENNEDY

Signed from Newcastle, Kennedy was solid at the back but offered plenty going forward too.

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Famously scored the winning goal in the 1981 European Cup final against Real Madrid - as well as the winning penalty in the 1984 European Cup final against Roma.

CM - STEVEN GERRARD

Mr. Liverpool produced an unbelievable performance in the 2005 Champions League final victory, scoring the first goal in the comeback and inspiring his teammates to victory.

UEFA Champions League Final - AC Milan v Liverpool

The central midfielder left Liverpool in 2015 after a 26-year stay at his boyhood club - but you can be sure he has has ambitions to return as manager one day.

CM - GRAEME SOUNESS

Souness was a hard-tackling central midfielder who also offered goals and intelligent passes.

He played brilliantly and scored in the 1984 penalty shoot-out victory over Roma - it was to be his final match for Liverpool.

RAM - MOHAMED SALAH

The Egyptian winger has only been at Anfield for one season but he's rapidly become a club legend, scoring 44 goals in 51 games.

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He's the only player from Jurgen Klopp's 2018 side to make the combined XI.

CAM - KENNY DALGLISH

King Kenny had big boots to fill when he was signed as Kevin Keegan's replacement in 1977.

He was technically a forward but loved to drop deep to influence play - and is regarded by many as the greatest player in Liverpool's history.

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LAM - RAY KENNEDY

Signed from Arsenal as a slightly overweight striker, Kennedy would go on to achieve incredible success on the left flank at Anfield.

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He was an immensely talented footballer and was labelled by Jimmy Greaves as ‘the player of the seventies’.

ST - IAN RUSH

The Kop has worshipped some incredible strikers since Liverpool's formation in 1892 - but none quite as deadly as the Welshman.

Rush scored a club-record 346 goals across two spells on Merseyside.

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