Real Madrid had beaten Liverpool in last year’s final to win their third consecutive Champions League trophy. The English side have another opportunity to win the title, when they face Tottenham Hotspur in this season’s final in Madrid.
Gomez is confident that the team can get the job done, and insisted that they are in a different place compared with where they were a year ago when they went toe to toe with Madrid.
"The growth in the team has been massive."@J_Gomez97 believes the progress this #LFC team have made in the past 12 months means they return to the @ChampionsLeague final in a 'different place' mentally...https://t.co/S6XiPavQp8— Liverpool FC (@LFC) May 16, 2019
He told Liverpool’s official website: “I definitely think we go into this final in a different place. “It's still a Champions League final and they're always separate occasions and you have to approach it with the same mentality. But I think this year speaks for itself and the growth in the team has been massive."
“[The manager] shows and emphasises the fact that we're a different team and we can't go into it thinking that we're the same team. In that sense, we can take the confidence from that, but still have the desire to win one because we know what it means for this club and we want to get the sixth star.”
The last time Liverpool won a European trophy was back in 2005, when they beat AC Milan in a dramatic final to win their fifth Champions League title. Since then, they have been involved in three European finals but without any success to show for.