James Rodriguez has tipped Liverpool to edge his former team Real Madrid in the Champions League final.
Real Madrid will take on the English side in a repeat of the 2017 final on Saturday, 28th May 2022 at the Stade de France de Saint-Denis In Paris.
James, who currently plays for Qatari side Al-Rayyan, said he would love to see compatriot Luis Diaz lift the trophy.
Speaking on his Twitch stream, James said: “Liverpool are going through a very good moment and have ‘Luchito’ Diaz there, I want Lucho to become champion.
“Madrid is very tough in this type of game. We’ve seen it in the quarter-finals and semi-finals.
“It’s going to be tough. I have former team-mates at Real Madrid, I love the club very much, they have a long history in this type of game, but Liverpool can play a great game. I want Lucho to be champion.”
Liverpool last claimed the Champions League trophy in 2019, when they beat Tottenham in the final.
The Reds remain in contention to win a quadruple of trophies, although their hopes of winning the Premier League title took a blow last week when they drew with Spurs.
Madrid, meanwhile, have not won the Champions League since they got the better of Jurgen Klopp’s team in the 2018 final.