Liverpool will have a better chance of winning the Champions League if Tottenham striker Harry Kane starts the final, according to John Barnes. The England captain has been battling to get fit in time for Tottenham’s first Champions League final having not played since injury his ankle against Manchester City on April 9. With Mauricio Pochettino facing the call as to whether he starts his talisman or leaves him on the bench and goes with the heroes of the last two rounds, Heung-min Son and Lucas Moura, from the off. Liverpool are certain to play with their wing-backs getting forward, leaving space for Spurs’ speedy players to exploit, and with that in mind Barnes would rather see Kane in the starting XI on Saturday night. “I think it will be a benefit [to Liverpool] if Kane starts,” Barnes told Standard Sport. “Because if you look that the nature of how we play, such a high line and pushing players forward. I think that with Lucas and Son’s pace … [Read more...] about ‘Kane starting will hand Liverpool Champions League boost’
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Madrid is set to be bouncing for this season's Champions League final tonight, and both Tottenham and Liverpool will be bidding to return to the UK as champions. Here's everything you need to know about the game. What time is the Champions League final? Tottenham v Liverpool gets under way at 8pm UK time on Saturday, June 1. Where is it being held? The Champions League final is being held at the Wanda Metropolitano in Madrid, Spain. Home to Atletico Madrid, it holds around 68,000 fans. Is it on TV? Yes. BT Sport is the UK home of Champions League football. BT Sport subscribers can tune in on BT TV, the BT Sport app, and at BTSport.com. Fans who aren't BT Sport subscribers can watch the game for free on the broadcaster's YouTube channel , while the game is also being shown for free on Virgin TV. Viewers who want to watch the showpiece finale on a BT TV or Sky set-top box will need a BT Sport subscription, while Virgin Media set-top boxes will show the game for free. What are … [Read more...] about What time is the Champions League final?
Tottenham vs LiverpoolUefa Champions League Final 2018-19Date: Saturday, June 1, 2019 English rivals Tottenham and Liverpool meet in the Champions League Final in Madrid this weekend after two of the most remarkable European comebacks of all time. The Premier League rivals were both staring down the barrel of semi-final exits, but Liverpool and Spurs shocked Barcelona and Ajax respectively with incredible victories. Having lost the first leg of their semi-final 3-0 at Camp Nou, Jurgen Klopp's side ran out 4-0 winner at Anfield to knock Lionel Messi & Co. out of the competition. As for Tottenham, they trailed Ajax 3-0 on aggregate at half-time of their second leg in Amsterdam - but a second-half hat-trick from Lucas Moura - including a 96th-minute winner - sent Mauricio Pochettino's Spurs through on away goals. With the European Cup destined to end up at either Tottenham Hotspur Stadium or Anfield this season, here's our guide to the Final. Tottenham vs Liverpool team news and … [Read more...] about Champions League Final preview: Tottenham vs Liverpool
His left shoulder in a sling, Mohamed Salah stood in a line at the airport in Kiev with the rest of Liverpool's disappointed players as they made their way back from the Champions League final last year. Heads were down. No one really wanted to talk. It was a fairly melancholic scene. Salah had more reason to be angry than anyone. Toward the end of the first half of the match against Real Madrid the previous night, Salah had been wrestled to the ground by Sergio Ramos and ended up spraining ligaments in his shoulder. A tearful Salah was forced to come off , with the score 0-0, and Liverpool went on to lose 3-1. It was an unfair way for the best year of Salah's career to finish. He, like his teammates, didn't want the journey to end like that. "There were a lot of different emotions in our head, obviously," Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp said this week as he recalled the journey home from Kiev. "But the plan was, we come again. That we will be there again." Somehow, Liverpool … [Read more...] about Salah seeking redemption in Champions League final
Lyon vs BarcelonaUefa Women's Champions League Final 2018-19Date: Saturday, May 18, 2019 FC Barcelona Femeni face a tall order to win the Champions League Final against the mighty Lyon Feminine on Saturday. Lyon have dominated the women's game over the past decade, reaching eight of the last 10 Champions League finals and winning the competition the last three years running. The French side can make it four in a row with a victory in Budapest, but Barca are out to make history as the Blaugranes - the first Spanish side to ever reach the final - bid to reign supreme in Hungary. Prediction: Lyon 2-1 Barcelona While Barca look strong with stars such as Lieke Martens, Marta Torrejon and England international Toni Duggan, Lyon will be confident of victory. The French side boast Ada Hegerberg in their attack, and at just 23, the Ballon d'Or winner could become the cornerstone of more success for the club. Tickets Tickets for the 22,122-capacity stadium are currently sold out. Officials … [Read more...] about Lyon vs Barcelona: Women’s Champions League Final preview