Liverpool’s team bus battles a TRAFFIC JAM in Paris as they race to get to Stade de France for the Champions League final… with Jurgen Klopp’s Reds arriving 20 minutes after rivals Real Madrid
Liverpool’s preparations for the Champions League final hit a literal road block as their team bus got stuck in a traffic jam ahead of the game.
The Reds found themselves at a standstill on the roads of Paris as they made their way to the Stade de France, which is located just north of the city.
They will hope it does not foreshadow a tricky night against 13-time champions Real Madrid, who had a smooth journey to the stadium.
Liverpool found themselves at a standstill on the way to the Stade de France this evening
Jurgen Klopp’s side ended up arriving at the Stade de France 20 minutes after their opponents, who were already out familiarising themselves with the pitch.
‘Everton fans get everywhere!’ BT Sport host Jake Humphrey joked on the broadcaster’s coverage.
‘In this day and age you should be able to get to the ground,’ Peter Crouch added. ‘We struggled as well, good to see the Liverpool team had the same problem!’
The Reds eventually arrived at the stadium, but 20 minutes after opponents Real Madrid
Madrid were already familiarising themselves with the pitch when Liverpool finally arrived
There will be questions raised over the efficiency of the team’s police escort, which is supposed to ensure safe passage to the ground.
Preparations for this year’s final have been rushed, with the Stade de France only confirmed as the venue in February after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine prompted UEFA to move the game from St Petersburg.
It remains to be seen how much of an impact the delay will have on Klopp’s ‘mentality monsters’, but they are unlikely to be a team who let something like this affect them.