Former Everton and Real Madrid star James Rodriguez controversially wants Liverpool to win Champions League

FORMER Everton and Real Madrid ace James Rodriguez controversially wants Liverpool to win May 28's Champions League final.

Jurgen Klopp's Reds will take on Real in Paris as they look to win their second European crown under the German.



And midfielder Rodriguez may have landed himself in hot water with his former clubs Everton and Real after he backed Liverpool to win the Champions League.

Rodriguez's main reason for backing former club Everton's city rivals is for his pal Luis Diaz, who joined Liverpool from Porto in January.

The Colombian said: "I want Liverpool to be champion.

"I have many friends in Real Madrid and it is a difficult team for this type of match, but I want Lucho (Diaz) to win."

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After learning from rival manager Pep Guardiola that everyone is supporting Liverpool to win the Premier League, Klopp is probably ecstatic to learn of the support of one of Colombia's biggest stars and the crowd that may follow the endorsement.

In response to Manchester City boss Guardiola, Klopp said: "I have no idea if the whole country is supporting us.

"Maybe he [Guardiola] knows more than me."

Liverpool are chasing a historic quadruple this season.

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Klopp's men come the end of may will have played every competitive game possible.

On May 14 they will contest the FA Cup final against Chelsea in search of scooping up a second domestic cup this term.

They're also still in the hunt for the Premier League, but trail table toppers City by goal difference.

And winning the Champions League would cap off a spectacular campaign.

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