LIVERPOOL defender Trent Alexander-Arnold admits the baking Spanish heat will be a problem tonight — for both teams.
Madrid is expected to be 30C (86F) as the Reds kick off against Tottenham.
It will not dip below 25C (77F) during the match.
The England right-back, 20, said: “The sign of a good side is being able to adapt to different circumstances and situations during games.
“The heat will cause problems for most teams. We know it’s going to be hot. We’ve got to be prepared and ready for it.”
Uefa guidelines say games should be stopped for drinks breaks when the temperature is above 32C — but the officials still have the power to allow the players to rehydrate.
Despite the heat Alexander-Arnold has urged his team to play their normal high-tempo game against Spurs.
He said: “We got to the final last year and they never have. In terms of quality it’s quite even.
“They’ve got world-class players, we have too. It is going to be a fight until the end. Two good teams.
“Both sides have game plans and it is fair to say it will be a good tactical game for both sides. Whoever comes out on top will deserve it.
“We play with a certain style and we’ll try not to change that for any team.
“If we sit back and let them get on top of us, that’s when they’re at their best. We need to be on top and in their half, that will work for us.
“Whatever happens, we’ll try to play our way.”
Tens of thousands of Spurs and Liverpool fans have been arriving in Madrid the past few days.
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Alexander-Arnold added: “We know wherever we go the support’s always going to be here.
“We experienced it last season and this season.
“All the lads are prepared to put everything on the line for the fans. Hopefully they will be able to celebrate.”