LIVERPOOL were given a huge send off as they jetted to Kiev in a bid to create history.
Hundreds of fans waited outside John Lennon airport to wish Liverpool stars good luck ahead of their Champions League final against Real Madrid.
EPA Fans waited outside John Lennon airport as Liverpool headed for the plane
Boss Jurgen Klopp got more than he bargained for after a woman planted a kiss on his cheek as he headed into the airport.
The German manager looked in relaxed mood and was snapped with a huge grin on his face with avid fans taking pictures.
And after a day at the club’s Melwood training complex, his players followed behind walking past a good luck message outside the main door.
The side will land in the Ukrainian capital tonight and continue their preparations to take on the back-to-back European cup winners.
EPA One fan gave Jurgen Klopp a smooch on the cheek
EPA Liverpool will look towards Mo Salah to help them create history
EPA Emre Can made the squad in what could be his final appearance for the club
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.
EPA Liverpool are looking to win their sixth European title when they face Real Madrid
EPA Liverpool named their squad for the Champions League final on Thursday morning
EPA Sadio Mane has scored a remarkable nine Champions League goals in 10 appearances