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CHAMPIONS LEAGUE PREVIEW: Liverpool vs Tottenham Hotspur

The fate of Europe’s most prestigious competition will be decided in Madrid at the Wanda Metropolitano on 1st June.

It is the first time since 2008 that two English sides have made the Champions League final, when Manchester United beat Chelsea on penalties in Moscow.

Both Liverpool and Spurs made miraculous comebacks to make it to this years final. Jurgen Klopp’s side overturned a 3-0 aggregate deficit against Barcelona by winning 4-0 at Anfield, and Mauricio Pochettino’s men did the impossible when they came back from a 3-0 aggregate score at half time in Amsterdam to win 3-2 on the night and cement their place in Madrid.

This years Champions League campaign has been arguably the best yet, and so has the coverage. BT Sport have covered some incredible moments and their ‘No Filter’ videos have been a joy for any football fan.

If these two videos don’t make you excited for the final in June then nothing will.

Liverpool go in to the final after narrowly missing out on the league by one point to Manchester City, finishing the campaign on a club record of 97 points.

The heartbreak of last year’s Champions League final will be heavy in the mind of all Liverpool fans, but they should feel confident going in to the game after beating two European giants in Barcelona and Bayern Munich on route to this years final.

Saying that, Spurs will travel to Madrid equally as confident after knocking out the team that pipped Liverpool to the title, Manchester City.

Predicted Starting XI’s

LIVERPOOL –

With Egyptian star Mo Salah fit again and Roberto Firmino increasingly likely to return to Champions League action, Liverpool will have a full strength team to face their English rivals.

The reds’ front three have each scored four goals in this seasons competition, which will be a worry for Pochettino as goals can come from anywhere.

SPURS –

Spurs pulled off a miracle in Amsterdam by coming back despite the absence of their star man and England captain, Harry Kane. For that, they largely have Lucas Moura to thank, as the Brazilian winger filled in up-front to score a scintillating hat-trick, so it would be a big surprise if he wasn’t included in the squad.

Kane and Lucas have each scored 5 in this seasons Champions League campaign, and with Heung Min Son’s ability to score important goals, Van Dijk and co will have to be resolute in defence.

WHERE: Wanda Metropolitano Stadium, Madrid
WHEN: Saturday, 1st June 2019
HOW TO WATCH: BT Sport 1

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