The Reasonable Advocate
- Oct 17, 2006
SPURS 0-2 LIVERPOOLSpurs: Lloris (C), Trippier, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Rose, Winks (Lucas) Sissoko (Dier), Eriksen, Dele (Llorente), Son, Kane.
Liverpool: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Van Dijk, Matip, Robertson, Fabinho, Henderson (C), Wijnaldum, Salah, Mane, Firmino.
Subs: Mignolet, Lovren, Milner, Gomez, Sturridge, Moreno, Lallana, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Shaqiri, Brewster, Origi, Kelleher.
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Six changes to the team that started our final Premier League match against Everton back on 12 May. Harry Kane, Jan Vertonghen and Harry Winks all come back in after injury, Kieran Trippier and Danny Rose start in the full-back slots and Heung-Min Son returns after being suspended for Everton.
Match: ____ Champions League Final - 2019
When: _____ Saturday June 1st 2019
Where: ____ Estadio Wanda Metropolitano, Madrid
Kick off: ____ 8:00 pm GMT
Team Form: _____ Spurs LLLWD________Liverpool WLWWW ____ (All Competitions)
Liverpool are playing in their 9th European Cup / Champions League final – more than any other English side. The have won the trophy 5 times, but have lost their last two finals (2007 and 2018). We are playing in our first ever European Cup / Champions League final, and are the 8th different side to do so. The last five first-time finalists have ended up on the losing side (Chelsea 2008, Arsenal 2006, Monaco 2004, Bayer Leverkusen 2002 and Valencia 2000).
This will be the second all-English European Cup / Champions League final, with Man U beating Chelsea on penalties in 2008 in the other. This is the first Champions League final between two sides who both failed to win their respective groups since Inter- Milan vs Bayern Munich in 2010.
Liverpool won both their league meeting against us this season. In total, we have met at least three times in all competitions in 13 previous campaigns – Liverpool have only beaten us 3 times in a single season in one of those (1985 86 – 4 times). The only previous meeting between us in a major final was in the 1982 English League Cup Final, with the Reds coming from behind to win 3-1 after extra time. Liverpool were the losing finalists in last season’s final – the last side to lose consecutive finals in the competition were Valencia in 2000 and 2001.
This will be our first major final in any European competition since the 1984 EUFA Cup. We are looking to become just the 3rd English side to win all 3 of the major EUFA tournaments after Chelsea and Manu (European Cup / Champions league, EUFA Cup / Europa League and Cup Winner’s cup.
Liverpool have lost their last four appearances in major domestic and European finals since winning the 2012 League cup. Meanwhile, our last major trophy win was also the League Cup (2008), losing our last two finals since then.
We have failed to win any of our opening three Champions’ League group stage games this season – we have become just the second side to do so and go on to reach the final after Inter-Milan in 2010, who went on to win the trophy.
Only FC Porto (10) have had more different goal scorers (excluding own goals) in this season’s Champions League than Liverpool (9). No team has conceded more goals in this season’s Champions League than us (17). 41% of these goals have come in the opening 15 minutes of games (7/17).
This is Jurgen Klopp’s 3rd major European final with Liverpool – only Bob Paisley (4) has sever reached more with the club.
Poch is only the third Spurs manager to guide the club to a major European final, after Bill Nicholson and Keith Burkenshaw. Its only the 2nd final he has reached during his time as a manager in Europe, after 2015 League Cup final with us (0-2 vs Chelsea).
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