Tottenham vs Liverpool Predictions – Liverpool line-up
Liverpool would be aiming to banish the ghosts of last year and win their sixth Champions League (or European Cup) when they face Tottenham in the final this Saturday in Madrid.
The Reds have now reached this stage for two consecutive years. Hence, they must be more experienced than their opponents going into this game. Furthermore, the way in which they beat Barcelona would really give them the confidence to go all the way.
However, Spurs are a very good side, especially on their good day. Pochettino’s men stunned all of us by staging a remarkable comeback at Ajax to reach the final.
Therefore, we can expect a very tight encounter between these two Premier League rivals.
Roberto Firmino is back in full training and should start. Naby Keita is not even fit enough to make the bench. Other than that, Klopp will have a wide enough squad to pick XI from.
Probable Liverpool XI
Manager: Jurgen Klopp
He has been their first-choice keeper all season and would remain the same for the final.
Trent Alexander-Arnold (RB)
It was his cheeky corner against Barcelona that got Liverpool into this position. He is in good form and a certain starter for this game.
Joel Matip (CB)
Even though Dejan Lovren and Joe Gomez are back fit, Matip has done well over the past few months alongside van Dijk. Thus, he should get a chance to start the final.
Virgil van Dijk (CB)
The Dutchman is just an irreplaceable cog in the team and certain to start on Saturday.
Andy Robertson (LB)
The Scotland captain has had another memorable season at left-back and he would be aiming to cap that off with a trophy.
The Brazilian has been immense in the second part of this season and should keep his place in defensive midfield.
Jordan Henderson (RCM)
During the last month of this campaign, the captain has shown his quality playing in a slightly advanced midfield role. He would do the same for the final.
Georginio Wijnaldum (LCM)
The Dutchman has been in great form in midfield and his goalscoring exploits against Barcelona would help him start this game.
Mohamed Salah (RW)
The Egyptian star would be aiming to banish the bad memories of last year’s final and right the wrongs.
Roberto Firmino (ST)
It was Divock Origi who scored a brace in the absence of Firmino against Barcelona. But, the latter is back fit now and should start.
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Sadio Mane (LW)
Mane has been an integral part of this team, scoring important goals all the time. He is set to start on the left wing.