Jurgen Klopp says the entire Liverpool squad and staff are “very excited” about the prospect of another Champions League final this Saturday.
The Reds boss was addressing the media ahead of the huge clash with Tottenham in Madrid at the weekend.
And the manager claims the overriding feeling among the group is a positive one.
“We are all very excited about having the chance again,” Klopp said.
“Last year we played it, and four years ago some of us played another final (with Klopp’s former club Borussia Dortmund) so we probably have more experience.
“It’s about dealing with the situation, and so far we have controlled our emotions. It’s pure excitement and we are looking forward to it.”
The manager added: “I don’t like to blame my other team – I love them all – but I’ve never been part of a final with a better team, that’s true.
“Our boys mix potential with attitude in the best way I’ve ever seen.
“After Barcelona (the 4-0 semi-final comeback at Anfield), nobody believes more in this team than the team itself. We wanted it really badly.”
On the final being an all-English affair, Klopp commented: “It looks at the moment that it is not unlikely two English teams could be in the final again.
“It is a proper European final, it is not a third game against Tottenham. It is a proper European final.
“It will be very tight, no doubt. The quality of us and Spurs is very similar.
“We know a lot about Tottenham but we have had three weeks since our last game and in three weeks I would have known the name of the groundsman of Barcelona, for example.
“The biggest moment of my career was in 2004 in getting Mainz promoted.
“Winning the Champions League final with Liverpool would be (the) new (one).”