Liverpool were in great form as they won their last 10 league games and even though there were some exhausted legs on show in the last couple of matches, Jurgen Klopp's men would have gone into a game against a clearly jaded Tottenham as warm favourites if the final was played a week later.
The Argentinian coach has been without the England forward since he suffered an ankle injury during the second leg of the quarter-final against Manchester City.
Mauricio Pochettino said that his decision whether to start Harry Kane will influence the perception of Tottenham'sChampions League result. But I think the game at Anfield proves that we were quite lucky, they had a few big chances - but we were going for the title, so we had to win it and luckily we got a bit of luck right at the end.
In his absence, players like Lucas Moura and Son Heung-min have more than filled the void, with Moura's incredible hat-trick getting them to the final in the first place. The manager has so far given nothing away as to whether he intends to start with Kane. I've been in full training, doing everything. The manager will assess it and decide whether I'm ready to go or not. "As long as we can do that then we believe that everyone will be celebrating". "He wanted to wish me luck for this week", Kane said.
"If I'm good enough to play one game [against Liverpool], then I'm good enough to play as many games as I can [with England]".
There is also positive news for Spurs on Jan Vertonghen as the defender is set to return after missing the draw with Everton on the final day of the Premier League season with an ankle injury. There are no worries from my point of view.
"I think Liverpool have that advantage". He is back training with Spurs, he might be involved at the weekend but we wouldn't see him until two days before the game.
The awful errors by goalkeeper Loris Karius were crucial to the outcome and the injury to Mohamed Salah was another hammer blow, but they have a chance to put a sixth Champions League trophy into the cabinet and will be desperate to take it.
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