Jurgen Klopp's side are moving quickly to improve their ranks this summer and recently announced a deal has been agreed to sign Fabinho from AS Monaco, in addition to the impending arrival of RB Leipzig star Naby Keita. Traditionally, Madrid celebrate major trophy victories with the fans at the Cibeles fountain but this year, if Zidane's team are successful, they will arrive back in Spain too late for any partying.
After leaving the pitch in tears, the Egypt forward will be fearing the worst for his hopes of going to a first World Cup next month.
Zidane stood and applauded and he was joined by thousands of Liverpool fans filling nearly three-quarters of the ground who, despite the cruel blow, appreciated the quality.
"If he went back to Germany it would not be forgotten but there would be less of a spotlight", Green said.
Many fans - perhaps rightfully so - blamed the majority of the 3-1 loss on the 24-year-old.
'His reputation as a character in the dressing room and his attitude in training has come through from everyone we speak to.
Les Bleus boss Deschamps played alongside the 45-year-old at both club and worldwide level and was full of praise for what he has achieved in a short managerial career. "He can play "6", "8" and '2".
"I would be delighted to meet him in Rimini and remind him how you need only courage, and maybe also good sense, to understand that the best lessons are usually the hardest ones, those most difficult".
Fabinho will be a fine addition to the Liverpool squad. Also, worldwide caps for Brazil tells you something about him.
Later, television replays showed that Karius sustained a heavy challenge away from the ball by Ramos, two minutes before the game-changing mistake.
He took full responsibility for the defeat and now faces a very long summer, without the World Cup to focus on, constantly remembering what happened at the NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium.