The 2019 Champions League final between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur promises to be an intriguing encounter. Since Jürgen Klopp took over the reigns at Anfield, the two teams have met eight times in the league. The record reads three Liverpool wins, one for Spurs and four draws.
But despite the balance tilting towards the Reds, the goal difference between the two is only one in their favour. Only one of the Liverpool victories has been by more than a goal, while Spurs’ sole triumph was 4-1 in October 2017.
We can therefore expect it to be a close run thing. Only two of the six previous Champions League finals between two teams from the same country have been won in normal time, with one of those – with Jürgen Klopp’s Dortmund on the wrong end of it – requiring an 89th minute winner.
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