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Tottenham - Liverpool: Champions League final build-up

Tottenham - Liverpool: Champions League final build-up

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Champions League final live build-up

Spurs XI: Lloris, Trippier, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Rose, Winks, Sissoko, Eriksen, Dele, Son, Kane.

Liverpool XI: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson, Fabinho, Wijnaldum, Henderson, Salah, Firmino, Mane.

A sign of nerves?

Liverpool have arrived at the stadium. Klopp gets off chewing the biggest lump of gum ever known to mankind.

Early reports say Kane is starting. Moura, the hero in the semi-final, is the man to lose out apparently.

The guy was droning on about this new toy he had and not it's been taken off him.

They should get a trophy for this feat alone. 

It's 32 degrees in Madrid at the moment. sweltering. 

Aldo will be baked by the time kick-off rolls around.

A race against time for there fans to get to the game. It's a 2 hour flight and the airport is a 10-minute drive to the stadium. Can they make it? 

Mauricio Pochettino thinks it was a full squad effort to get this far and he has asked UEFA to change the photo protocol ahead of the Champions League final. There will be two photos now instead of one after the coin toss at the Wanda Metropolitano.

From the very first meeting between Tottenham and Liverpool in November 1909 to the most recent, Mr Chip has been crunching the numbers and totting up the statistics.

Go'ed  John la

Will there be any beer left in Madrid tomorrow?

Arguably the most exciting round of knockout games in living memory?

Scenes in Goya

Spurs are going into this one as slight underdogs with the bookies but Mauricio Pochettino's side have been playing that role rather nicely throughout this Champions League campaign, from the group stage right up to the final swing of Lucas Moura's boot in Amsterdam. Can they carry that through to the final whistle this evening? 

With that public service announcement out of the way, back to the football. Jürgen Klopp has announced that Roberto Firmino will be fit to play this evening while Mauricio Pochettino is keeping his cards close to his chest concerning Harry Kane. 

If you are lucky enough to have tickets to this evening's game, be on the lookout for scammers, who reportedly have fake accrediations and UEFA steward's gear. 

Some 100,000 fans from both sides are expected to have decsended on Madrid in the build-up to the grand final and we'll be keeping you up tp date with everything that's going on around the stadium and the city as kick-off approaches. 

The Champions League final is upon us and Madrid is abuzz as Tottenham and Liverpool prepare to go head-to-head for the biggest prize in European club football at the Wanda Metropolitano on Saturday evening. 

Welcome to AS English's build-up to the Champions League final between Tottenham and Liverpool, which will take place in the Wanda Metropolitano on Saturday 1 June, 2019, with kick-off at 21:00 CEST