Former Liverpool goalkeeper, David James, has predicted the Reds to beat Real Madrid when both teams clash in the Champions League final on Saturday.

James said Real Madrid’s luck in the Champions League this season would run out when they face Liverpool in the final in Paris.

Asked to predict the outcome of the Champions League final, James told Sportskeeda, “I think if someone offered Liverpool Football Club two domestic trophies, second-place by one point in the league and a UEFA Champions League final, irrespective of the results, then you’d put that down as a pretty good season so Liverpool have to go in there positively.

“Jurgen has been changing his side regularly for games to the point that when they played Tottenham, they put out perceivably their strongest team and it didn’t work. Once you put your strongest team out, if it doesn’t work, it’s very difficult to change it.

“I think Liverpool will win it because they have got the resilience in recent games, they have had the cup finals. Granted, they went 0-0 to penalties but they have got that belief in them.

“I think Real Madrid have been a bit fortuitous in the Champions League this season. They’ve shown excellence, of course, to overcome very stubborn oppositions in PSG, Chelsea and Manchester City, but I suppose everyone has their moment where their luck runs out. So I am going to go with form and fancy Liverpool. With three defeats this season, I think they will edge the final. Whatever happens, I think it will be an epic final!”

Liverpool vs Real Madrid: Their luck will run out – David James predicts Champions League final