Liverpool vs Tottenham Champions League: Match Preview

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Liverpool and Tottenham will be the two teams clashing for this year’s UEFA Champions League. Liverpool has progressed to their second consecutive Champions League final. Tottenham, on the other hand, needed a last minute goal from Lucas Moura to progress to the final.

Liverpool finished second by just a point in the Premier League. They won their last league game against Wolves at home by 2-0.

Tottenham finished fourth in the Premier League after drawing their last game against Everton by 2-2.

Road to Final?

Liverpool

Group Stage

Liverpool 3-2 PSG

Napoli 1-0 Liverpool

Liverpool 4-0 Crvena Zvezda

Crvena Zvezda 2-0 Liverpool

PSG 2-1 Liverpool

Liverpool 1-0 Napoli

Last 16

Liverpool 3-1 Bayern Munich (agg)

Last 8

Liverpool 6-1 Porto (agg)

Semi-final

Liverpool 4-3 Barcelona (agg)

Tottenham

Group Stage

Inter Milan 2-1 Tottenham

Tottenham 2-4 Barcelona

PSV 2-2 Tottenham

Tottenham 2-1 PSV

Tottenham 1-0 Inter Milan

Barcelona 1-1 Tottenham

Last 16

Tottenham 4-0 Dortmund (agg)

Last 8

Tottenham 4-4 Manchester City (agg)

Semi-final

Tottenham 3-3 Ajax (agg)

Injury/Suspension

Liverpool

Naby Keita is the only player who will be missing the final for Jurgen Klopp.

Tottenham

Ben Davies will miss the final for the Spurs. Harry Kane, Harry Winks, Jan Vertonghen, Victor Wanyama and Davinson Sanchez have all returned to training for Tottenham. They all will go through late fitness tests to determine their role in the final.

Probable Lineups

Liverpool

Formation: 4-3-3

Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, van Dijk, Robertson; Henderson, Fabinho, Wijnaldum; Salah, Firmino, Mane

Manager: Jurgen Klopp

Tottenham

Formation: 4-3-1-2

Lloris; Trippier, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Rose; Sissoko, Wanyama, Eriksen; Alli; Kane, Moura/Son.

Manager: Mauricio Pochettino

Stadium

Wanda Metropolitano Stadium, Madrid

Match Prediction

Reds definitely go into the final with the favourite tag. The three week difference between the final game of the Premier League and Champions League final must have helped Spurs cause. They got many of their key players back to fitness like Kane, Winks and Vertonghen.

Jurgen Klopp’s men already have experience of playing a Champions League and that will surely count for something in the final. Both the teams made stunning comebacks to reach the final in Madrid.

Liverpool will definitely be more dominant on the ball with Tottenham defending tactically against Salah and co. Battle on the wings will be an important factor in deciding the result of the final.

We expect Mane to be the key player in the final and his performance can decide the game. Our final verdict will be a Liverpool win in the final.

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