At the start of the season, few people would have predicted that Liverpool would go on to reach the Champions League final.
Even Liverpool's opponents in the final, serial Champions League winners Real Madrid, have been surprised by the Reds' performance in the competition this season.
Speaking to Marca (via the Daily Star), Madrid midfielder Luka Modric suggested his side did not expect Liverpool to be among their challengers this season, but added that their place in the final is fully deserved.
They've also beaten the likes of Porto and Maribor on the way to the showcase fixture, though Real have had quite the difficult run to the final themselves. Modric has been a part of a team that have progressed past the likes of Borussia Dortmund, Tottenham, Paris Saint-Germain, Juventus and Bayern Munich.
The final will place on Saturday May 26.