Tottenham Hotspur v Liverpool – Wanda Metropolitano at 20:00 GMT+1

This Saturday indicates the end of the season, as two top-ranked teams battle it out in what is the biggest match in European football. This year, it will be an all-English affair as Tottenham Hotspur come up against Liverpool in the Champions League final.  Both sides have had sensational European campaigns this season. These Premier League rivals were both on the brink of making an exit in the semi-finals, but Liverpool and Tottenham stunned Barcelona and Ajax separately with impressive victories.

Jurgen Klopp and his men have the chance to finish their campaign with a trophy in their name as they are the favourites to win this match. They finished 2nd to the unstoppable Manchester City in the Premier League with just a point behind them. A Champions League victory would absolutely soften the blow after their Premier League disappointment so they definitely won’t pass up the chance to come out victorious in the biggest European football competition yet.

Tottenham Hotspur, on the other hand, produced an outstanding comeback during their match against Ajax in the semi-final. The Spurs were trailing behind with a 2-0 deficit and 3-0 aggregate when Lucas Moura sealed the victory with a remarkable hat-trick. Moreover, with Harry Kane back and fit in time for the match on Saturday as well as the goal-scoring ability of Son Heung-Min and Lucas Moura, Liverpool should be prepared and immediately back up their defences.

LATEST NEWS

–          Harry Kane, Harry Winks, and Davinson Sanchez will be available after recovering from their respective injuries.

–          Victor Wanyama remains a doubt, while Ben Davis is still ruled out.

–          Naby Keita will be unavailable for Liverpool. After suffering from a thigh injury in the match against Barcelona.

PROBABLE FORMATION & STARTING XI

Tottenham: 4-3-3

Hugo Lloris, Kieran Trippier, Toby Alderweireld, Jan Vertonghen, Danny Rose, Dele Alli, Moussa Sissoko, Christian Eriksen, Lucas Moura, Harry Kane, Son Heung-Min

Liverpool: 4-3-3

Alisson Becker, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Virgil Van Dijk, Joel Matip, Andrew Robertson, Jordan Henderson, Fabinho, Georginio Wijnaldum, Mo Salah, Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane

KEY PLAYERS

Tottenham

Son Heung-Min has been the star of Tottenham’s quarter-final clash against Manchester City. The South Korean international has been one of the key players for the Spurs this season, scoring at least 20 times across all competitions.

Lucas Moura’s remarkable hat-trick against Ajax secured the Spurs’ spot in the Champions League finals. He has been one of the most reliable goal-scorer for Tottenham, and will definitely want to add more goals to his record of at least 15 this season.

Liverpool

Mo Salah is one of the most important players for Liverpool. He shared the Premier League Golden Boot award with teammate Sadio Mane and has a tally of at least 26 goals across all competitions this season. He will absolutely give his all on Saturday in order to help Liverpool secure the UCL Championship title victory.

Virgil Van Dijk has been an integral part of Liverpool’s massive improvement this season.  He is also credited for leading the Reds to a solid defensive record. His skills as a defender will certainly play a crucial role in this match especially since they will be facing the attacking trio of Son, Moura, and Kane.

MATCH PREDICTION

Tottenham v Liverpool: 1-3

This has been a Champions League campaign to remember.

Liverpool’s impressive clash against Barcelona during the semi-final of the Champions League definitely proved they could handle almost any team. Meanwhile, the Spurs showed everyone they shouldn’t be underestimated. Both sides have talents that are capable of gruelling defences as well as solid attacking prowess. There can only be one victor here though, and a Liverpool win is in the cards. However, don’t be too surprised if things don’t go completely to plan for the Reds.

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*Prices are correct at the time of writing.

By @EliaasMJ

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