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Klopp worried by new pitch ahead of UCL final

ESPN | 28/05/2022 03:45 PM | Click to read full article

Jurgen Klopp has raised concerns about the playing surface at the Stade de France ahead of Saturday's Champions League final between Liverpool and Real Madrid, saying it was an "interesting idea" to lay a new pitch less than 72 hours before kick-off in Paris.

The entire grass surface at the stadium, which last hosted a Champions League final when Barcelona defeated Arsenal in 2006, was removed on Tuesday and relaid over the following two days.