Tottenham vs Liverpool live – Champions league final
After suffering the late heartbreak of missing out on the Premier League title by a single point, Liverpool will shift their focus to Europe as they seek a 12th European crown.
Buoyed by the defensive resilience of Virgil van Dijk and attacking firepower of Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah, Liverpool has knocked off a host of mighty opposition to make it to the summit clash.
The Reds looked dead and buried in their semifinal tie against Barcelona after conceding a 3-0 first-leg deficit. However, urged on by a spirited Anfield crowd, Jurgen Klopp’s men produced one of the greatest comebacks in the history of the sport, putting Barcelona to the sword and emerging 4-0 winners.
Tottenham, meanwhile, scripted their own piece of history. Having failed to score a goal in 135 minutes of football against Ajax, they decided to throw everything including the kitchen sink at their Dutch opponents in the hope that it might sink the giant-killers’ ship.
And sink it did as Lucas Moura’s stunning stoppage-time goal coupled with the brace he had netted earlier sealed a 3-0 win for Tottenham, booking them a date with Liverpool in the final.
Tottenham vs Liverpool- Match details
Venue: Wanda Metropolitano Stadium, Madrid
Date: Saturday, June 1, 2019
Kick-off time: 8:00 pm BST
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Liverpool vs Tottenham- Head to Head
Matches played: 172
Liverpool wins: 82
Tottenham wins: 48
Form Guide (Most recent first)
Tottenham: D W L L L
Liverpool: W W W L W
Spurs will be sweating on the availability of star striker and captain Harry Kane. Kane limped off with a hamstring injury during Spurs’ clash against Manchester City last month and hasn’t featured since.
While Mauricio Pochettino did reveal that he hopes the English striker will be fit in time for the final, his condition remains uncertain.
Kane too explained that he is doing all he can to make it to the marquee clash but even if does regain fitness, considering Lucas’ form, he might find himself starting from the bench.
Dele Alli picked up a niggle during Spurs’ final league game against Everton but he is expected to be fit as are the likes of Jan Vertonghen, Davinson Sanchez and Danny Rose.
For Liverpool, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Adam Lallana are fully fit but lack match sharpness.
Roberto Firmino has missed the Reds’ last three games but is expected to shake off the groin injury he has to make the trip to Madrid.
Naby Keita will, however, miss the clash and will only be back in time for Liverpool’s pre-season camp.
Tottenham: Lloris, Trippier, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Rose, Wanyama, Sissoko, Dele, Eriksen, Son, Lucas
Liverpool: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Lovren, Robertson, Henderson, Fabinho, Milner, Mane, Firmino, Salah
Spurs have had contrasting domestic and European campaigns this season. While they’ve looked like they’ve been unable to buy a win in the Premier League, slipping to the fourth spot by the end of the season, they’ve been unstoppable in Europe, producing remarkable victories against Manchester City and Ajax.
However, Liverpool presents an altogether different task. The Reds produced one of their greatest ever comebacks in history to knock Barcelona out and will be riding a wave of momentum.
The Reds have already beaten Spurs twice this season in the league. However, history suggests it’s close to impossible to beat the same team three times in a single season.
Spurs will likely defend in numbers hoping to extend the game to the final ten minutes before going all guns blazing.
I predict a score draw with Spurs edging it in the shootout.
Predicted score: Tottenham 1-1 Liverpool (AET); Spurs to win on penalties
Tottenham Hotspur broadcast schedule:
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Tottenham’s season began with a lot of uncertainty. Fans were unhappy with the board and the manager for failing to spend any money on new players in the summer. Having to compete with the rivals such as Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United.
Moreover, a delay in moving to their new stadium meant they had to play their home games at Wembley yet again.
However, Spurs began their campaign in fine fashion, keeping pace with the top of the pack a few months in.
Their Champions League campaign was no different. Drawn in a tough group alongside the likes of Inter and Barcelona, Spurs just about squeaked through after securing a draw at the Camp Nou.
While they initially looked set to compete on all fronts, a disappointing couple of months saw them crash out of the Carabao Cup to Chelsea in the semifinals, and the FA Cup to Crystal Palace.
However, they remain in the Champions League and could even go all the way with luck on their side. A 1-0 win against Manchester City in the first leg of their quarterfinal tie means they hold the aces going into the second leg.
Tottenham Hotspur squad
|Son Heung-Min||Korea Republic||Both||27|
|Juan Marcos Foyth||Argentina||Right||21|
|Serge Aurier||Côte d’Ivoire||Right||27|
|Paulo Dino Gazzaniga||Argentina||Right||27|
Tottenham Hotspur transfers (arrivals)
None: Tottenham did not sign a single player in the 2018/19 season
Tottenham Hotspur departures
These are the players Tottenham offloaded in the 2018/19 season:
|DEPARTURES||POSITION||NATION||TRANSFER FEE (€)
|Keanan Bennetts||MF||England||£2,000,000||Borussia Mönchengladbach|
|Noni Madueke||MF||England||Undisclosed||PSV Eindhoven|
|Mousa Dembélé||MF||Belgium||£11,000,000||Guangzhou R&F|
|Josh Onomah||MF||England||Loan||Sheffield Wednesday|
Tottenham Hotspur schedule (confirmed fixtures only):
|Match||Date and Time||Venue|
|vs Manchester City||18 April, 12:30 AM||Etihad Stadium|
|vs Manchester City||20 April, 5:00 PM||Etihad Stadium|
|vs Brighton||24 April, 12:15 AM||Tottenham Hotspur Stadium|
|vs West Ham||27 April, 5:00 PM||Tottenham Hotspur Stadium|
|vs Bournemouth||07 May, 12:30 AM||Vitality Stadium|
|vs Everton||12 May, 7:30 PM||Tottenham Hotspur Stadium|
Tottenham have a lot to play for in the final couple months of the season. Two trips to the Etihad Stadium await them which could decide the fortunes of their entire campaign.
Holding a slender 1-0 lead from the first leg of the Champions League, they will look to shut the door on City again and progress into the semifinals of the UCL.
After their twin encounters against Pep Guardiola’s side, Spurs return to their new stadium to take on Brighton and West Ham in the Premier League.
Tottenham then travels to Bournemouth and end their campaign back home against Everton.