Former Real Madrid and Everton star James Rodriguez is hoping to see Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool win the UEFA Champions League this term.

The Reds will meet the Spanish giants in Paris on 28 May as the club chase down a stunning quadruple, having kept alive the Premier League title hopes alive with a victory over Aston Villa earlier this week with the FA Cup final showdown versus Chelsea awaiting on Saturday.

James won the UCL twice with Los Blancos during his six years at Anfield before reuniting with his former Galacticos boss Carlo Ancelotti at the Toffees.

In spite of playing for the La Liga outfit and the side’s Merseyside rivals, the midfielder is hoping to see Liverpool lift the famous trophy in two weeks so his fellow countryman Luis Diaz can taste that success.

‘Liverpool are going through a very good moment and they have Luchito Diaz there. I want Lucho to become champion,” he told Cadena SER.

‘But Madrid are very tough in this type of game. We saw that in the quarter-final and the semi-final.


‘They have a lot of history and it’s going to be tough. I have former teammates at Real Madrid, I love the club very much.

‘They have a long history in this type of game but Liverpool can put in a great performance. I want Lucho to be champion.’