The Hard Tackle takes a look at five talking points following Liverpool's 2-1 win over Hoffenheim in the first leg of their Champions League play-off tie.
Trent Alexander-Arnold was the hero on Tuesday night as Liverpool have one foot into the Group Stages of the Champions League, with a 2-1 win over Hoffenheim in the first leg.
Liverpool will have to do without the services of Philippe Coutinho and Daniel Sturridge as they travel to Hoffenheim for their Champions League qualifier
Liverpool will look to get a step closer to making a return to the Champions League group stage when they take on Hoffenheim on Tuesday.
Manchester City have been hot favourites to sign Alexis Sanchez this summer but Arsene Wenger isn't willing to sell his star player to a Premier League rival.
Real Madrid retained the UEFA Champions League for the first time in its history after thumping Juventus 4-1
Real Madrid scripted history last night by becoming the first side to successfully defend the UEFA Champions League trophy as they subjected Juventus to a 4-1 loss.
Isco starts for Real Madrid with Gareth Bale fit enough to only make the bench as Los Blancos go up against Juventus in the final of the UEFA Champions League.
The 2016/17 comes to an end on Saturday, as Real Madrid take on Juventus in the UEFA Champions League final at Cardiff's National Stadium.
Juventus and Real Madrid are set to take the field in Cardiff on Saturday with the eyes on the glorious UEFA Champions League trophy.