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Shearer fears for Liverpool’s ‘confidence and mentality’ if they lose Champions League final

Alan Shearer has said that he fears for Liverpool’s confidence and mentality if the lose this weekend’s Champions League final against Spurs.

After a highly impressive domestic campaign in which they achieved a record 97 points and only lost one game, Jurgen Klopp takes the Premier League runners up to Madrid in the hope of winning his first piece of silverware since arriving at the club.

Saturday’s finale in the Spanish capital will be the fourth final that Liverpool have played under the German’s management, with the Anfield faithful hoping that their manager can end his wretched record of losing his last six finals.

However, should Spurs become European champions for the first time in their history on Saturday night, EPL legend Alan Shearer has admitted that he fears what another defeat in a final would do for the club’s confidence.

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“It would be a nightmare for Liverpool if they do not win a trophy this season,” Shearer wrote in The Sun.

“They have played some incredible football and produced some magical moments. They battled Manchester City all the way in the Premier League, accumulating 97 points that would have seen them win the title in any season bar the last two.

“And, against the odds, they have reached the Champions League final for a second year running. So if they still end this campaign without any silverware, you have to fear what it will do to their confidence and mentality.

“It would be a long, hard summer for Liverpool. However, boss Jurgen Klopp would probably try and dress it up. Because it is difficult to know how they can actually play any better.

“And it is not as if City are going away. Klopp needs a trophy to show for all the brilliant work he has done at Anfield. But he has lost his last six finals — three with Liverpool and three with Borussia Dortmund.

“If it was just one or two, then it would not make a difference. But six… Klopp will be thinking about that on his way to Madrid.”

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