So far as the UEFA Champions League goes, we can expect quite some show in the upcoming match. There are just hours to go before the teams of Liverpool and Tottenham clash over an honest game to claim one of the biggest distinctions in football.
Two Teams Looking to Prove Themselves
As much as we would love it to be differently, Liverpool and Tottenham are both eager to secure the title this Saturday. The Reds missed their chance at home, unable to secure a decisive victory over Manchester City who soared ahead in the competition.
However, they are now given the chance to repent and repent they will. Anyone, from the casual fan to the analysts puts the chances of Liverpool winning at an all-time high. After all, the Reds proved themselves repeatedly at home and they have come back from a staggering 3-point disadvantage in the semi-finals against none other than Barcelona.
Talk about skill. There are some good news or Mauricio Pochettino’s boys too after all. For starters, Harry Kane, will come back to lead Tottenham to a well-deserved victory after long time out. He’s not missing the game and that’s good. Just like in the 2018 World Cup, though, Harry Kane would not be enough to earn the Spurs their title.
Here’s how you can watch the game and what else you need to know:
- Date: Saturday, June 1
- Time: 3 p.m. ET
- Location: Estadio Wanda Metropolitano in Madrid, Spain
- TV channel: TNT and Univision Deportes (Spanish)
- Streaming: fuboTV (Try for free)
- Odds: Liverpool -115 / Tottenham +320 / Draw +260
The good news is that the UEFA Champion will officially be free to watch, which is really going to put the world’s bandwidth to some serious testing. Regardless of how you feel about the beautiful game, we are sure you wouldn’t want to miss out on this one.
What We Expect
The truth is difficult to swallow, but here it comes. We don’t see Tottenham to realistically have a chance to claim the title on Saturday, June 1. The team will be subjected to some of the most fierce attacks the Reds are capable of.
They managed to send Barcelona back home after an impossible triumph in London. With 3 points behind, nobody thought that Liverpool would be able to come. How would they? After all, hadn’t they just lost in the most staggering way possible.
Then Jurgen Klopp decided to show the world why his players are indeed some of the best in the world. Where Barcelona saw inherent weakness, Liverpool was already coming up with its plan. The reason why Liverpool had such an easy time at home was none other than the fact that Jurgen’s footballers are capable of independent thought.
While he is often seen giving instructions from the throw line, he’s always composed, because a meaningful exchange of gazes between the manager and his players is enough to convey the message. And yet – how do you come from a 3-0 in the first game to 4-0 in the second?
Simple. Liverpool knew exactly what to exploit. They showed determination that Barcelona didn’t expect. After all, with three points under their belt, what was the worse that could happen?
And then – Origi scored in the 7th minutes. This sent Barcelona a clear sign – Liverpool are here to win. And they fought. It took Liverpool 60 minutes to penetrate the defenses well and they managed with two insanely quick goals by Wijnaldium in 54″ and 56″ leaving Barcelona flabbergasted.
It was clear as day – Liverpool were back and playing on equal footing. Barcelona now understood their dreadful underestimation of the Reds. Boom! Another goal came in the 79″ to seal the most impressive goal to date.
Tottenham – In a Tough Spot
If Barcelona have failed, how would then Tottenham succeed? The Spurs are certainly underestimated and for a good reason too – a whole season they had to catch up to Liverpool and they couldn’t. This means that history is very likely to repeat itself once again, to the general disappointment of those who were hoping for something different.
We won’t lie, once again we want to side with the little guy, and we will. Tottenham deserve to win the title, but they will have to fight hard. Liverpool aren’t going to make any mistakes.