Liverpool approach Saturday’s Champions League final against holders Real Madrid in Kiev with a belief they can “go for the big things” embedded in their DNA, says manager Jurgen Klopp.
The Reds, who entered in the play-off round, will be crowned champions of Europe for a sixth time if they win.
Real are looking to lift the trophy for a third successive season.
“Nobody expected us to be here, but we are because we are Liverpool,” said Klopp.
A journey that started on 15 August against Hoffenheim will end in glory if the Reds beat the 12-time winners.
“This club has it in its DNA that it can really go for the big things,” said Klopp.
“I am pretty sure, in the second before the game, Real Madrid will be more confident than we are but the game doesn’t end in that second, it only starts.
“I am really happy to be here with this group of players. They fought unbelievably hard to be here. They deserve it. I’m really proud.”