The Reds currently have three wins while Los Blancos have two wins but Liverpool have lost the last two most recent matches between both teams.
Here is a look at the head to head meetings of the two finalists.
Madrid wins: 2 (4 goals)
Liverpool wins: 3 (6 goals)
Liverpool 1-0 Real Madrid (Kennedy 81)
1980/81 European Cup final
Liverpool was appearing in their third European Cup final in five years having won in 1977 and 78 and looking to make it five successes in a row for English sides following Nottingham Forest’s back-to-back triumphs. Real’s European dominance was an increasingly distant memory and they were unable to reclaim the title. Liverpool were the better side and finally made the breakthrough in the 82nd minute through Alan Kennedy, making Bob Paisley the first manager to win the cup three times.
Real Madrid 0-1 Liverpool (Benayoun 82)
Liverpool 4-0 Real Madrid (Torres 16, Gerrard 28 47, Dossena 88)
2008/09 UEFA Champions League first knockout round
If the Bernabeu was good, the return leg at Anfield was a dream for Liverpool, who romped through to the quarter-finals. Fit-again Gerrard scored twice, while former Atletico Madrid striker Fernando Torres was instrumental in a dominant attacking performance and netted the opener, with Andrea Dossena adding a late fourth. But Liverpool’s run ended in the last eight at the hands of Chelsea.
Los Merengues suffered their heaviest #UCL defeat in the second leg, future Madrid boss Rafael Benítez getting his tactics right. “There are no excuses,” said Merengues captain Raúl González. “In the first 20 minutes, they started with so much force and got themselves in front.”
Liverpool 0-3 Real Madrid (Ronaldo 23, Benzema 30 41)
Real Madrid 1-0 Liverpool (Benzema 27)
2014/15 UEFA Champions League group stage
Karim Benzema stole the show as Carlo Ancelotti’s side eclipsed Brendan Rodgers’ men on matchdays three and four. “Achieving a victory here in a legendary stadium like Anfield is a pleasure for any player,” said Iker Casillas after the second game.
Champions League group stage, Real Madrid 1 Liverpool 0
(November 4, 2014)
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers rested key players like Gerrard and Raheem Sterling, prioritising a league clash with Chelsea, but his makeshift side acquitted themselves well, conceding only one goal, scored by Benzema. The campaign ended in disappointment, though, as Liverpool failed to make it beyond the group stage.