Real Madrid vs Liverpool: get to know which the better team is

Real Madrid vs Liverpool: get to know which the better team is

Babu Tendu
May 22, 2022 at 7:45 AM

The UEFA Champions League final for the 2021/22 season is set. Real Madrid, the Spanish League Champions, will face the Premier League title contenders, Liverpool FC. The Real Madrid vs Liverpool fixture will be held on May 28, 2022, at Stade de France in Paris, France.

Real Madrid vs Liverpool
Real Madrid vs Liverpool: which is the better team? Photos by Visionhaus, Manuel Queimadelos, Naomi Baker and Pedro Castillo (modified by author).
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Real Madrid reached the final after beating Manchester City 6-5 on aggregate, and The Reds proceeded after beating Villareal FC 5-2 on aggregate. This article will look at critical details about the two finalists. In addition, information such as their squads will be well discussed.

Who is better, Liverpool or Real Madrid?

These two clubs have the most substantial ties to the Champions League. Los Blancos has won the Champions League 13 times, considerably more than any other team, while Liverpool's six victories place them third after Real Madrid and AC Milan. So by some statistics, Los Blancos are clear of The Reds.

Real Madrid vs Liverpool players

The two teams have very elaborate in-depth squads and hence the reason why they have been able to reach the final of Europe's most prestigious competition.

Real Madrid

The following is the most recently updated Los Blancos squad roster:

Real Madrid vs Liverpool teams
Real Madrid team photo during the La Liga Santander match between them and Cadiz FC at the Estadio Ramon de Carranza on May 15, 2022, in Cadiz Spain. Photo by David S. Bustamante.
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Thibaut Courtois

Eder Militao



Andriy Lunin

David Alaba


Eden Hazard

Nacho Fernandez

Eduardo Camavinga

Karim Benzema

Jesus Vallejo

Toni Kroos

Marco Asensio

Ferland Mendy

Dani Ceballos


Miguel Gutierrez

Luka Modric

Gareth Bale

Daniel Carvajal


Luka Jovic

Lucas Vazquez

Mariano Diaz


Liverpool FC

The following is a table of the most recently updated Liverpool squad:

Real Madrid vs Liverpool domestic titles
Liverpool squad pose for a team picture prior to the English FA Cup final football match between Chelsea and Liverpool, at Wembley stadium in London, on May 14, 2022. Photo by Ben Stansall.
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Virgil Van Dijk


Sadio Mane


Joel Matip


Mohammed Salah

Caoimhin Kelleher

Joe Gomez

Naby Keita

Roberto Firmino

Andrew Robertson

Curtis Jones

Divock Origi

Trent Alexander

James Milner

Luis Diaz

Ibrahima Konate

Alex Chamberlain

Diogo Jota

Konstantinos Tsimikas

Jordan Henderson

Takumi Minamino

Real Madrid vs Liverpool coaches

The Champions League finalists arguably have the best head coaches in world football. These coaches have been able to have very commendable careers and highly decorated trophy cabinets.

Jurgen Klopp

Jurgen Klopp was "delighted," "humbled," and "fortunate" after re-signing with Liverpool Football Club. The 54-year-old was already the longest-serving active Premier League manager, surpassing Sean Dyche after Burnley fired him earlier in April 2022.

Real Madrid vs Liverpool coaches
Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool's manager, celebrates his side's victory after the Premier League match against Southampton on May 17, 2022, in Southampton, England. Photo by Clive Rose.
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Carlo Ancelloti

Carlo Ancelotti returned to Real Madrid as head coach in the summer of 2021. He has guided Los Blancos to a Laliga title win and led the team to the Champions League final.

Real Madrid vs Liverpool trophies
Carlo Ancelotti, Head Coach of Real Madrid, prior the La Liga Santander match between Cadiz CF and Real Madrid CF at Estadio Nuevo Mirandilla on May 15, 2022, in Cadiz, Spain. Photo by Jose Breton.
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Real Madrid vs Liverpool trophies

These two clubs have been able to win several trophies in their respective histories. They are also among the teams highly recognized for their success in European competitions. The following is a list of awards that the teams have won;

Real Madrid

  • 4x FIFA Club World Cup
  • 6x European Champion Clubs’ Cup
  • 7x Champions League
  • 35x Spanish League
  • 19x Spanish Cup
  • 12x Spanish Super Cup
  • 2x UEFA Cup
  • 3x Intercontinental Cup
  • 4X UEFA Super Cup


  • 1x FIFA Club World Cup
  • 4x European Champion Clubs’ Cup
  • 19x English League
  • 2x Champions League
  • 8x FA Cup
  • 9x English League Cup
  • 3x UEFA Cup
  • 4x UEFA Super Cup
  • 15x English Super Cup
  • 4x English 2nd Tier

Real Madrid vs Liverpool head-to-head

Los Blancos holds the slight edge with four wins compared to The Red’s three, and the teams drew their last match in April 2021

Real Madrid vs Liverpool stadiums

The 2022 Champions League finalists have some of the best stadiums in world football. These stadiums have well-known strong fan bases, and it is hard to win when the two teams are at home. The following are their stadiums:

Real Madrid vs Liverpool stadium
General view of Santiago Bernabeu Stadium during the La Liga match between Real Madrid and Levante UD played at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, on May 12, 2022, in Madrid, Spain. Photo by Ruben Albarran.
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Real Madrid vs Liverpool owners

With their massively successful histories, both of these teams have some of the wealthiest owners in football. The following are the owners of the respective teams and their net worths:

Florentino Perez

Florentino Perez is the current president of Los Blancos and is arguably one of the most successful executives in Real Madrid's history. He has a net worth of around $3.1 billion.

Real Madrid vs Liverpool owners
President Florentino Perez of Real Madrid during a La Liga Santander match between Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid on May 8, 2022, in Madrid Spain. Photo by David S. Bustamante.
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John W Henry

John Henry and FSG purchased The Reds after fellow Americans George Gillett and Tom Hicks left the club in the worst situation in recent history and almost in administration. He has a net worth of $3.6 billion.

Real Madrid vs Liverpool head-to-head
John W. Henry and Linda Pizzuti Henry with Carabao Cup trophy at the end of the Carabao Cup Final between Chelsea and Liverpool on February 27, 2022, in London, England. Photo by Andrew Powell.
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Liverpool's Champions League titles

Liverpool and Bayern Munich are tied for third on the list of all-time European Cup/Champions League champions with six trophies each. The Reds have won two titles since the UEFA Champions League was renamed in 1992, in 2005 and in 2019.

Liverpool's Champions League titles
Liverpool players celebrate with the trophy after winning the UEFA Super Cup 2019 football match between FC Liverpool and FC Chelsea in Istanbul on August 14, 2019. Photo by OZAN KOSE.
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Real Madrid's European titles

Los Blancos have won the European championship 13 times, including seven times in the UEFA Champions League era. In addition, Madrid has never been defeated in the UEFA Champions League final, and Liverpool may have a chance to change that on May 28th, 2022, when they meet Real Madrid for the 2021/2022 Champions League final.

Real Madrid's European titles
Real Madrid players celebrate the victory after winning against Liverpool FC in the UEFA Champions League final football match in Kiev, Ukraine, on May 26, 2018. Photo by Vladimir Shtanko.
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Real Madrid vs Liverpool in the Champions League finals in 2022

On May 28, 2022, Liverpool will face Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League final. It will be their third meeting in a final, following 1981 (Liverpool won 1-0) and 2018 (Real Madrid won 3-1). The Reds defeated Villarreal 5-2 over two legs to advance to the finals.

Liverpool vs Real Madrid domestic titles

In domestic football, Los Blancos has won 68 trophies; a record 35 La Liga titles, 19 Copa del Rey, 12 Supercopa de España, a Copa Eva Duarte, and a Copa de la Liga. Liverpool has won nineteen League championships, seven FA Cups, a record-breaking nine League Cups, and fifteen FA Community Shields. Fifty in total.

Real Madrid and Liverpool captains

The two clubs have vastly experienced skippers. One of the captains will look to lift the Champions League trophy again, come May 28, 2022. The following are the club captains of the two clubs:

Real Madrid vs Liverpool captains
Marcelo of Real Madrid celebrates their side's victory after the UEFA Champions League Semi-Final between Real Madrid and Manchester City on May 04, 2022, in Madrid, Spain. Photo by Alex Caparros.
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Who is better, Liverpool or Real Madrid?
Jordan Henderson of Liverpool lifts The Emirates FA Cup trophy after his side's victory over Chelsea at Wembley Stadium on May 14, 2022, in London, England. Photo by Naomi Baker.
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The Real Madrid vs Liverpool match is the most awaited match in the football world in 2022. The Champions League final will be played in Paris, France, on May 28, 2022. Both teams will look to add to their already impressive cabinets.

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