Clarence Seedorf is confident Milan can exact revenge on Liverpool for their Champions League defeat in 2005.
The Rossoneri raced into a 3-0 lead in Istanbul only to capitulate in teh second half before going on to lose in a penalty shoot-out.
Dutchman Seedorf believes the memory of Istanbul will provide an additional motivation for his team-mates.
“It is certainly extra motivation to play Liverpool again,” Seedorf told the Daily Mirror. “That day fate decided the result.
“I am convinced that if we replayed that game another 20 times, we would win it every time because we showed we were far superior to them.
“I would settle for a repeat of two years ago. We dominated and they only played for six cursed minutes. But this time we won’t let it go to penalties. We will win it before then.
“I have never gone into a final with negative thoughts. We have produced big performances in all our big matches this season, and I think only about winning.
“I hope to see as good a final as two years ago – but this time with Milan winning. And if necessary, we will take a boring 1-0 win.”