Liverpool Have Great Champions League Consolation Prize To Aim For

For much of this season, you wouldn’t have bet against Liverpool winning the Premier League.

The Reds have looked great at the back, have top-class full-backs that provided lots of assists, possess a strong midfield and a fluid free-scoring front three.

In total Jurgen Klopp’s men lost just one league game all season, yet that still wasn’t enough to dislodge now back-to-back English top flight champs Manchester City.

City have that winning experience and Pep Guardiola’s side went on a wonderful fourteen game winning streak that saw them claim the title.

Now Liverpool have a chance at ending the season as champions of the Champions League and you don’t get much better consolation prizes than winning Europe’s top club competition.

On the first of June, The Reds head to Madrid and will face fellow Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur.

It gives Klopp and his players the chance to avenge their defeat at the same stage of the Champions League last season and it could also give the Liverpool team the confidence needed to go again in the league next term!

According to most predictions Tottenham aren’t the favourites for the title as the Merseyside giants aim to win.

However to win the Champions League it usually boils down to whoever handles the occasion the best.

Both clubs got here after dramatic comebacks in the second leg of their semi-finals, with Liverpool hammering four past the mighty FC Barcelona and Spurs scored three in Amsterdam to see off a determined Ajax.

Goal-scorers could have a big say on what happens in the final.

Spurs hitman Harry Kane has missed the end of the Premier League campaign with a ‘significant’ ankle injury (Source BBC). It could be touch and go whether he makes it onto the pitch in Madrid. He’s bagged five goals in his previous eight European games during this campaign.

Roberto Firmino is an injury doubt for Liverpool but the Reds still have the free-scoring Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane in their squad, who both finished as joint top scorers in the league. Plus let’s not forget that Divock Origi was Firmino’s replacement for the game against Barca and he scored a brace in that game!

Klopp told his club’s website that he was hopeful that his Brazilian striker would make the big clash in Madrid:

“Bobby not [available] for the weekend, but we have time [before the Champions League final] and that should be enough.”

I think Liverpool have the better all-round squad and they have a point to prove after coming so close last season and in the league this year.

Can they finally win something under Jurgen Klopp and gain even more momentum? We’ll find out on the first of June!

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