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Champions League final: Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp


Jurgen Klopp walks past the Champions League trophy after Liverpool’s 3-1 defeat by Real Madrid in the 2018 final
Champions League final: Tottenham v Liverpool
Venue: Wanda Metropolitano Stadium, Madrid Date: 1 June 2019 Kick-off: 20:00 BST
Coverage:Live commentary on BBC Radio 5 Live; live text commentary on BBC Sport website and app.

Jurgen Klopp’s record of getting teams to finals is excellent – but his success rate in them is less impressive.

The Liverpool boss goes into Saturday’s Champions League showpiece with Tottenham seeking to end a six-match losing run in finals.

Two of those disappointments have been in the Champions League – so this weekend the German is trying to avoid an unwanted hat-trick.

This is the 51-year-old’s eighth major final as a manager and the fourth in his third full season in charge at Liverpool.

BBC Sport takes a closer look at how Klopp’s teams have fared in major finals.

All you need to know about Jurgen Klopp

‘It’s the most incredible thing that’s happened to me’

12 May 2012: German Cup final – Borussia Dortmund 5-2 Bayern Munich, Olympic Stadium, Berlin

It started so well for Klopp.

Having already delivered back-to-back Bundesliga titles for Borussia Dortmund, he secured the club a third German Cup after demolishing Jupp Heynckes’ Bayern Munich in Berlin.

Robert Lewandowski, who would later move to Bayern, scored a hat-trick