Liverpool beat Roma in their semi-final 7-6 on aggregate this week to set up a meeting with Real Madrid in Kiev on May 26.
But it appears Jurgen Klopp’s men have already been crowned champions – if UEFA’s official website is to be believed.
An image depicting Liverpool as Champions League winners has been published on UEFA’s website – three weeks before the match.
It was visible to all visitors in the history section of the site – but has now been removed.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp this week brushed off the taunts of his title-winning rivals by saying he would not swap Liverpool’s place in the Champions League final for anything.
Pep Guardiola, whose Manchester City team will raise the Premier League trophy in front of their supporters after playing Huddersfield today, said: “I’d like to be in the final of the Champions League and I’d like to win it a lot.
“But I maintain that consistency is the most important thing and in the Premier League we were the best.”
Antonio Conte, who led his Chelsea team to the Premier League crown last season, agreed with Guardiola’s assessment, adding: “In the league, you have 38 games to show you deserve to win.
“In the Champions League, when you reach the last 16 or quarter-finals or semi-finals, one referee’s decision can decide your future.
“In the league, usually the team who deserve to win it, win it. Luck is important in every competition, but when you play 38 games you show you are the best.
“In a little tournament like the FA Cup, Carabao Cup, Champions League or Europa League, sometimes one decision can move your future.” But Klopp believes playing in the biggest final in world club football is a more exciting position to be in than that of City, who they beat in the quarter-final.
“There are a lot of teams in world football where their season is already done,” said Klopp, who is also seeking to make it successive top-four finishes for Liverpool for the first time since 2009. “City are champions and still play football chasing records, but they have these long weeks now with training, recovery and always being fresh.
“But I wouldn’t change it at the moment – we’re going to Kiev.”