Darren Gough: Time to herald the start of a new era in football

LIVERPOOL and Real Madrid in the Champions League showpiece is the dream final.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp walks out to meet the Liverpool fans after reaching the Champions League Final. Picture: Steven Paston/PA

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It will be a fantastic game to watch and you could not have picked a better final really.

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Liverpool have three players up front who are absolutely sensational and, for me, this is the way football is going, with Manchester City playing the same and it is just brilliant watching.

This could be the start of a new era in football. Before, if your team got a 1-0 win, that is all you were bothered about. But now, people want to be entertained and go to the football and see teams like Liverpool and Man City. When you watch them live, it is a different ball game.

It is like going to the cinema for ninety minutes. It is non-stop and just an action movie from start to finish. And yo-yo, just like at Liverpool’s semi-final with Roma.

Both Liverpool and Man City play a wonderful brand and are a great advert for English football.

Looking at the action this week, we have been spoilt with Real against Bayern and Roma versus Liverpool. Although for all the attacking brilliance, which is all we want to see these days, the defending from all four teams has been pretty average.

Defensively, it has not been great to watch. But most people do not want that anymore. Look at the way all four teams played, whether you are watching live as a fan or on the television. You have not been able to take your eyes off it.

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