Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah admits he is "very motivated" heading into Saturday's Champions League final against Real Madrid in Paris.

The Egypt international was forced off injured after a challenge by Sergio Ramos when the two sides met in the 2018 final.

Liverpool went on to lose on that occasion and, although the Reds made considerable amends by winning the competition the following year, they are hoping to exact revenge on the Spanish giants.

Salah said at a pre-final press conference: "I'm very motivated after what happened with Madrid last time. And, after what happened on Sunday, everyone is motivated to win the Champions League. Everybody is excited for it."

Salah's contract expires at the end of next season and his future has been the subject of considerable speculation in recent months but the issue is not something he wants to discuss ahead of this weekend's showpiece.

He said: "In my mind I don't focus on the contract at the moment. I don't want to be selfish. I'm staying next season for sure."

Liverpool go into the game after the disappointment of narrowly losing out to Manchester City in the Premier League title race.

Captain Jordan Henderson said: "The mood is good to be honest. Training was very good today and I can see the excitement in the lads.

"We were disappointed with the outcome on Sunday, it was tough to take, but I couldn't be more proud of the lads for this season."

Meanwhile manager Jurgen Klopp has no concerns about his side suffering a hangover from their heartbreaking near miss in the Premier League title race.

The German said: "Nobody feels the pain of Sunday anymore. We are just looking forward to this game.

"You never know how often you will reach a Champions League final so you better use the opportunities that you get. It will be a great game."

Klopp said he was not motivated to exact revenge for the final in Kiev four years ago.

He said: "This was a harsh night for us, it was tough to take, but I don't believe in revenge or think revenge is a fantastic idea.

"I understand what Mo said, he wants to put it right, but in German we say you always meet twice in life.

"If we get the chance to win it this time it will be a great story but it will not be because of what happened in 2018."

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