Fernando Alonso and Ronaldo
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Fernando Alonso expects there to be split loyalties in McLaren’s Monaco motorhome on Saturday night when Real Madrid face Liverpool in the Champions League final.

Liverpool are bidding to win their sixth European title when they face Zinedine Zidane’s Madrid at the NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium in Kiev.

Alonso, the two-time F1 world champion, is a lifelong supporter of Real and will watch the game after qualifying for Sunday’s Monaco GP.

“I guess there will be Liverpool supporters in the team and I will find that out on Saturday night,” Alonso said.

“I am a Real Madrid fan and a Real Madrid member so I hope they can win on Saturday but it is going to be very tight and it will not be straightforward.

“I am in an English team so there will be lots of mechanics and engineers who support Liverpool, but that is something I will have to deal with this weekend.

“It is going to be an interesting match. They are two of the best teams in Europe, they have 17 Champions League titles between them, so it cannot be a better final than this one.”

Madrid are aiming to win the title for the third consecutive year – a feat which has never been achieved before.