The teams are in.
Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur have named their teams for Saturday night’s Champions League final in Madrid.
The two Premier League sides go head to head at the Wanda Metropolitano in the Spanish capital for European football’s biggest game.
Jurgen Klopp only had one injury concern ahead of the final, after midfielder Naby Keita was ruled out with a thigh injury. Roberto Firmino missed Liverpool’s incredible comeback victory over Barcelona in the semi-finals of the competition but has regained his fitness in time to face Spurs.
Tottenham’s squad appeared to be running on fumes at the end of the Premier League season. However, the three-week break has given them the opportunity to recuperate ahead of the biggest match in the club’s history. Mauricio Pochettino had a big decision to make about Harry Kane. The England captain last played on April 9, when he injured his ankle against Manchester City in the Champions League quarter-final first leg.
But Kane has been given the nod to lead the line against Liverpool. Lucas Moura, the hero of Amsterdam who netted a hat-trick in Spurs’ astonishing comeback against Ajax in the semi-final second leg, drops out of the team.
Here is the Liverpool team:
Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson; Fabinho, Wijnaldum, Henderson; Salah, Mane, Firmino.
And here is the Tottenham starting XI:
Lloris, Trippier, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Rose, Winks, Sissoko, Eriksen, Dele, Son, Kane.
The game will be first all-English European Cup final since Manchester United beat Chelsea on penalties in Moscow in 2008.