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What Dortmund fans did as former Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp spotted at Champions League final

Jurgen Klopp in the stands before the Champions League final at Wembley between Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund.
-Credit: (Image: Photo by Michael Regan - UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images)


Ex-Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has been spotted at Wembley ahead of the Champions League final between Real Madrid and another of his former clubs, Borussia Dortmund.

Klopp was picked up by the television cameras and when his face appeared on the big screens inside the stadium, the Dortmund fans who were inside early enough gave him a big cheer. The German could be seen smiling away as he realized what was happening.

Those wearing yellow replica shirts and black and yellow scarves gave a big round of applause for Klopp that was quickly stopped and turned into light-hearted boos when Jose Mourinho's face came on the screen. Then Klopp returned and the cheers began again!

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After the second appearance on the big screen, Klopp could be seen shouting 'Come on!' and he lifted his arms in the air as a message to the Dortmund fans inside the ground. Their side will need all the help it can get as it faces a tough battle against the Spanish giant.

Dortmund overcame PSG to reach the final with former Liverpool midfielder Emre Can captaining the side. Real Madrid beat Manchester City to set up what could be its 15th victory in UEFA's top competition.

It was on this day five years ago that Liverpool and Klopp won a sixth Champions League title in Madrid, coming out on top against Tottenham on that occasion. Mohamed Salah and Divock Origi scored the goals in a 2-0 win at the Wanda Metropolitano.

The Reds will be back in the biggest club competition next season under Arne Slot having qualified successfully for it in Klopp's final campaign in charge.

Liverpool.com says: Klopp is having a great time since leaving Liverpool. We'll be cheering on his former side Borussia Dortmund at Wembley, but it will be very difficult for them to beat the mighty Real Madrid.

In Marco Reus' final game for Dortmund before he moves on this summer (potentially to MLS), it would be a fairytale ending to his career with the German side if it can be done. But Carlo Ancelotti's side will have no time for sentiment on another big night in an already storied history.