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2019 CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FINAL

Luis García: Pressure is on Liverpool, but Spurs are inexperienced

Liverpool's experience may be an advantage but they are under pressure in the Champions League final, according to former Red Luis García.

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Luis García: Pressure is on Liverpool, but Spurs are inexperienced
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Luis García believes Liverpool are under more pressure in the Champions League final, but feels their experience may also help against Tottenham. Jürgen Klopp's side are in the final for the second season running, facing Spurs on Saturday a year after losing to Real Madrid. Liverpool also secured 97 points in the Premier League this campaign, but fell short to Manchester City in an incredible title race.

Winner takes all

Luis García helped the club win the Champions League in 2005 and told Omnisport: "Always arriving or approaching the game as the favourites gives you the extra pressure that you don't need. And the players, they know exactly what it is to feel that they have to win a competition. They almost done it last year, they almost done it this year with the Premier League. And they are back in the final. That's a lot of pressure. They know a massive fan base is behind them, supporting them, but also expecting them to win, so that's a lot of pressure."

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New experience for Spurs

Tottenham are in their first Champions League final, having overcome Borussia Dortmund, Manchester City and Ajax in the knockout stage. "The other side, for Spurs, it's a first final they're going to play and that inexperience is going to play maybe against them. You can see both sides, it's not going to be an easy game," Luis García added. "I think both teams have so much respect for each other and brilliant players with a lot of experience. Maybe more on the side of Liverpool and hopefully they can manage that situation better than Tottenham players and they can win. But I'm sure that it's going to be a very, very difficult game for both teams."

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