Klopp wanted to keep the Reds fresh and fighting fit ahead of the massive showdown in Madrid, but the Eredivise side had to let us down in the end as most of their first-team will be on holiday with their season having already ended.
Those not away on breaks will be representing their national sides, which will further deplete the Dutch side’s playing resources
The Reds were hoping to play the friendly in Spain about a week before the final, according to the report from Noordhollands Dagblad.
With all of these factors, AZ Alkmaar were left with no other option but to tell Klopp to abandon the idea.
We still have to wait until Saturday 1st June for our season to end (with a huge bang) as we take on Tottenham at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium in the Spanish capital looking for European trophy No. 6.
Liverpool wanted to play a friendly in Spain, 10 days before the Champions League Final, against AZ Alkmaar. However, as much of the AZ squad would be on international duty, they declined. [@nhdagblad] #LFC pic.twitter.com/VUCpjnu7rU
— LFC Transfer Room (@LFCTransferRoom) May 16, 2019