LIVERPOOL were given a warm welcome as they arrived in Kiev in a bid to create history.
Hundreds of fans waited outside the team’s hotel to wish Liverpool stars good luck ahead of their Champions League final against Real Madrid.
Handout – Getty Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp was handed a traditional Ukrainian gift on his arrival
Boss Jurgen Klopp and his side touched down in the Ukrainian capital on Thursday evening and were treated on arrival by women in traditional costume.
The German got more than he bargained for when he was handed a local gift before posing for pictures.
A young Liverpool fan was waiting for the players to step off the plane and handed star man Mo Salah a bouquet of flowers.
Border guards in their uniform were watching over the action but showed their support by wearing white and red face paint.
AP:Associated Press The boss looked in good spirits after being greeted by fans at the team hotel
Handout – Getty Women in traditional dress were at the airport to greet the Liverpool stars
Handout – Getty Mo Salah was handed a bouquet of flowers from a young Liverpool fan
Klopp looked in relaxed mood and was snapped with a huge grin on his face with avid fans taking pictures.
Supporters lined up outside the hotel hoping to get a glimpse and pictures of the stars on arrival.
And it wasn’t a subtle arrival with the team rocking up in their luxury bus with ‘We are Liverpool’ stamped across the side.
The Reds were also given a warm send off from fans at John Lennon airport as they boarded the plane with one fan giving Klopp a kiss on the cheek.
EPA Fans waited outside John Lennon airport as Liverpool headed for the plane
Getty – Contributor Liverpool will look to Salah to unlock the Real Madrid defence
Reuters Liverpool looked in relaxed mood as they touched down at their base
AP:Associated Press Hundreds of fans wanted to get pictures of the Liverpool players on arrival
Zinedine Zidane’s Real are aiming for a fourth Champions League title in five years – and an unprecedented three in a row.
Meanwhile, Liverpool are gunning for European title No6 – having last won at the Miracle of Istanbul in 2005, beating AC Milan on penalties having trailed 3-0 at half-time.
And Liverpool will know if they can pull off a win on Saturday they will return to a hero’s welcome.
Handout – Getty Border team showed their support with red and white face paint
EPA One fan gave Jurgen Klopp a smooch on the cheek
EPA Liverpool are looking to win their sixth European title when they face Real Madrid
EPA Sadio Mane has scored a remarkable nine Champions League goals in 10 appearances