Los Blancos have little to play for in the final weeks of the season, unlike Liverpool, but Jurgen Klopp now has two weeks to work on his team's tactics and keep them fresh and firing ahead of the tie.
His goal against Brighton on Sunday, the first in Liverpool's 4-0 victory which secured Champions League football for next season, saw Salah take his Premier League tally to 32, breaking Alan Shearer's record for a 38-game season.
The statistic that Liverpool have put at least five goals past every opponent they have faced in Europe thus far is evidence of how scintillating they have been going forward.
And Klopp is now hopeful an injury-hit Liverpool squad can rest up to be at their best in Ukraine.
'To be fair it's hard to not think about it because everyone is talking about the final, ' he said.
"Everyone can imagine that the boys now need a little bit of rest".
"This was the ideal final of the season, of a very exciting season, and a very intense season".
But despite his goalscoring exploits, Liverpool still finished 25 points behind Premier League winners Manchester City, crashed out of the FA Cup fourth round to relegated West Brom and lost to Leicester City in the League Cup third round.
"He was fantastic", Klopp added.
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Balague also mentioned a discussion he had with former Liverpool and Real Madrid manager Rafa Benitez, as he said: "Interestingly, I was in Newcastle this week and spoke with Rafa Benitez about what he expects from the final, given he managed both".
"I can't imagine how hard it must be if everybody tells you every day how brilliant you are but not only that, they give you an Oscar, an award for this and award for that, for getting out of the vehicle without an accident".
"It's really hard to stay focused and he is focused".
The Egypt global has been in superb form for the Anfield giants this season scoring 44 goals in all competitions.
'We have to make it together, support each other and make the chance even bigger to win the Champions League'.
Brighton had already secured their survival by beating Manchester United last weekend.
'We are lucky that we can give them one if we win.
"They have a good team, a good coach and we are expecting it to be a very hard game, but we'll be prepared".