Tottenham vs Liverpool: 4 reasons Spurs will be crowned Champions League winners

Tottenham vs Liverpool: 4 reasons Spurs will be crowned Champions League winners

Tottenham vs Liverpool Champions League final will be the cynosure of all eyes when hostilities commence on Saturday, June 1, at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium in Madrid.

Spurs target to become the 23rd team to win the Champions League as they will be the 40th team to play in a European Cup final, and the first team to mark their debut since 2008 after Chelsea.

Previously, Tottenham have claimed UEFA club competitions three times, but will be debuting in the Champions League final in Madrid.

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At the last count, Spurs won the European Cup Winners' in 1963, seeing off Atlético Madrid 5-1 in the Rotterdam, Tottenham also defeated compatriots Wolves in the first UEFA Cup final of 1972 before pipping Anderlecht to the title in 1984 edition.

In this report, Legit.ng highlights four points why Tottenham could be crowned Champions League winners, and become the fifth club to will all major UEFA club trophies, following in the footsteps of Ajax, Real Madrid, Chelsea and Man United.

Spurs are the eighth English team to reach the final of Europe's top club competition, the 40th side overall, and the first final debutant since Chelsea lost to Manchester United in the 2007/08 edition in Moscow.

1. Both teams enjoyed 21-days holiday but the break could affect Liverpool

It is glaring that Tottenham and Liverpool have enjoyed a three-week long break since their last round of matches.

However, the 21 days break is likely to cause more problems for Liverpool, with the Reds forced to slow down from their winning runs.

The Jurgen Klopp tutored-side played so well before the break, but it will not be a surprise to see them get the rhythm against a hungry and lucky Spurs side.

2. The return of Harry Kane could help Spurs

Tottenham needed the break to get back some of their stars, who needed to recharged mentally and physically.

At the end, Pochettino used the window to get back his captain and best player Harry Kane fit again, but not necessarily match-fit.

Speaking during the week, Toby Alderweireld, said they have trained “like animals”, and they now feel like a “new creature”.

3. Spurs are the underdogs for the clash and could surprise favourite Liverpool

The mere fact that the clubs are from the same country shows that the contenders know each other very well.

Ironically, Liverpool would seem unbeatable, but one important factor to always remember is that games against rival clubs hardly come easy.

No doubt, Pochettino’s side appears to be the inferior side going into the contest, but the Argentine managers has maintained he faces the challenge of finding a tactical trick that will favour Spurs’.

Pochettino also confirmed recently in an interview with El Pais that Liverpool are a more “predictable” side.

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4. Pochettino motivated to win first ever trophy like Sarri

Pochettino has never won a trophy as a football manager and his Liverpool counterpart, Klopp, has not fared better at Liverpool.

In addition, the German tactician has also failed to win all of his last six finals, including this same fixture against Real Madrid last season.

Pochettino will be motivated by Sarri's first title after leading Chelsea to Europa League glory against Arsenal.

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Tottenham vs Liverpool will headline the 2018-19 Champions League final slated for the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium in Madrid.

Both sides miraculously made their way into the finals during their comeback wins against Ajax and Barcelona respectively. Now the stage is set for the two Premier League side to lock horn for the biggest showpiece in club football on Saturday, June 1.

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