Gary Lineker: Liverpool have ‘better players’ and should beat Spurs

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Former Spurs striker turned TV host Gary Lineker has given his thoughts on the upcoming Champions League Final.

On June 1, Liverpool face Spurs in Madrid in front of the watching world.

While we’ve won the competition on five occasions and lost a further three finals, Tottenham are competing in the final for the first time.

But Mauricio Pochettino’s side are steely, determined and in the Argentine – have one of the best managers in the business.

Not for one minute are Liverpool as a club, fanbase or team underestimating them.

“Overall, team against team, (Liverpool) have got the better players,” Lineker told The Times, cited in the Echo.

“They finished 20-odd points ahead of Tottenham this season so it’s hard to make a case where Tottenham are favourites.

“But, as we know in football, the best teams don’t always win, which is one of the things that makes it so special.”

Lineker is right, but Spurs’ starting XI is actually incredible.

They’ve got two top centre-backs, and in Harry Kane (likely to be fit), Lucas Moura and Heung-Min Son have world-class attackers, too.

Christian Eriksen will be the most naturally creative player on the field, and Moussa Sissoko can do a job in midfield.

Where Liverpool may have the advantage is at fullback. Trent and Robbo are superb, but Tripper has been a weakness for Tottenham and Rose can be exploited by Salah.

We’re sure Jurgen Klopp and his team are calculating a plan to outwit Poch as we speak – and as Lineker suggests – we do have the tools to get it done.


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