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UCL final: Liverpool, Tottenham what to expect

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THE second all-English Champions League final is swiftly approaching and football fans will be eagerly anticipating the showpiece between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool, and the victors will be the first Premier League side to win Europe’s elite competition since 2012.

The game promises to contain plenty of thrills and spills, and if the semi-finals are anything to go by, both sides will be doing everything within their power to ensure they return home with the trophy. The Tottenham v Liverpool odds are available right now and we’ve identified three key clashes ahead of the final on June 1.

Both teams have worked hard to deserve a spot in the finals. Liverpool was denied the EPL trophy by 1 point as man city clinged to the title for the second time in a row.

Spurs in the other hand narrowly qualified for the top 4 spot as they secured it with 1 point ironically, the same point that the reds couldn’t beat.  This will be the first all English finals in champions league since 2008, 11 years ago. When Chelsea and Man United were opponents, and the Red Devils emerged as winners of the trophy.

Liverpool last won the trophy in the year 2005 against AC Milan while Tottenham on the other hand are yet to win the trophy. The reds blew away their chances last season by losing to Madrid in the finals. While Spurs wil be featuring in the finals for the first time. Liverpool are seen as the top dogs in the game as they have won the league 5 times and are record owner of the champion’s league in England.

Damir Skomina.

Slovenian referee  DamirSkomina has been selected to take charge of the all-English game in Madrid at the at Wanda Metropolitano on June 1.

The 42-year-old has plenty of experience of officiating finals involving Premier League clubs including the 2017 Europa League final between Ajax and Manchester United, as well as the Super Cup encounter between Chelsea and Atletico Madrid in 2012.

Skomina has been in the middle for four Champions League matches this season including one Liverpool game. He was in charge as Jurgen Klopp’s side beat Napoli 1-0 to reach the knockout stages.

 

The finals will be hosted in Madrid, Spain  on Saturday by 8;00pm. Predicted line-ups

Tottenham: Lloris, Trippier, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Rose, Sissoko, Wanyama, Alli, Eriksen, Son, Moura

Liverpool: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson, Fabinho, Henderson, Wijnaldum, Mane, Salah, Firmino

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