James Rodriguez wants Liverpool to win Champions League

James Rodriguez

Former Everton and Real Madrid man James Rodriguez has turned his back on his old clubs by boldly claiming he wants Liverpool to win the Champions League final. The attacking midfielder, who left Goodison Park last September to sign for Qatari side Al Rayyan, was surprisingly happy to brush his Toffees and Los Blancos connections to one side by backing the Reds to win the trophy.

James Rodriguez: “I want Liverpool to win the UCL. I have a lot of friends at Real Madrid and it’s a difficult team for this type of game, but I want Lucho (Luis Diaz) to win. » (Twitch)

The two European giants collide at the Stade de France on May 28 for the biggest prize in club football, a trophy neither side has been shy of winning over the years.

The showpiece occasion will see a repeat of the 2018 final in Kyiv, where Real Madrid beat Liverpool 3-1 courtesy of a double from substitute Gareth Bale.

And this time around Rodriguez is hopeful Jurgen Klopp’s side will pull it off – all because of his international team-mate Luis Diaz.