Champions League Final: Our Tottenham vs Liverpool Combined XI

Dean Smith 30 May 2019
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Although Hugo Lloris has been a fine servant to Tottenham Hotspur since moving to North London back in 2012, the impact that Alisson has had on this Liverpool defence cannot be understated. Loris Karius’ dreadful display in last year’s Champions League Final remains fresh in the memory, no such antics are expected of the Brazilian this time around.

RIGHT BACK: Trent Alexander-Arnold

Trent Alexander-Arnold is quickly establishing his reputation as one of the best young defenders in the world at the moment. Having broken the record for the most assists for a defender in a Premier League season this time around, the 20 year old is equally as important for the Reds at both ends of the pitch.

CENTRE BACK: Virgil Van Dijk

Perhaps the easiest spot to pick in this team. Van Dijk has totally transformed Liverpool’s defensive fortunes since his record transfer from Southampton and has been the key man in his side’s journey to the last two Champions League finals. Arguably the best centre back in the world right now.

CENTRE BACK: Jan Vertonghen

Both Jan Vertonghen and Toby Alderweireld have enjoyed fine careers at Tottenham but it’s Vertonghen’s consistency that gets him the nod over his Belgian compatriot here. He’s made just short of 300 appearances for the Lilywhites and will be desperate to get his hands on some silverware for the club in the final.

LEFT BACK: Andy Robertson

Andy Robertson has proven to be one of the best bargain signings the Premier League has ever seen. After joining from Hull City just two years ago, the Scottish international has made himself a key member of this Liverpool outfit, providing a real balance from the left as well as a threatening cross from deep.


It may have taken some time for Fabinho to start to show his true colours after joining Liverpool from Monaco last summer but he has ended the season in terrific form at the base of the Reds midfield. In the final he will provide pivotal cover as his more attack-minded teammates look to take the game to Tottenham.


One year ago it would have seemed crazy to include Moussa Sissoko in a combined XI between Tottenham and Liverpool but this season he has arguably been Spurs’ most consistent performer. His drive in the middle of the park has proven pivotal, particularly following the departure of Moussa Dembele in January.

CENTRAL MIDFIELD: Christian Eriksen

Providing the creativity for this Tottenham side is Christian Eriksen. If the rumours are to be believed, the Danish midfielder could play his final game for Spurs in the Champions League Final with Real Madrid interested and after a season in which he has topped the Premier League assists chart it isn’t too difficult to see why.

RIGHT WING: Mohamed Salah

Few players have captured the imagination of the footballing world like Mohamed Salah has in the last two seasons. The Egyptian winger has not only been prolific in front of goal but his technique on the ball and eye for a pass make him one of the most threatening attacking players on the planet and Spurs will do well to keep him quiet in the final.

LEFT WING: Sadio Mane

Although perhaps not quite as mercurial and creative as Salah, Liverpool team-mate Mane has actually matched him in front of goal in the Premier League this season. The Senegalese forward’s pace makes him a key component of Klopp’s starting eleven and he was the man on the scoresheet in Liverpool’s UCL final defeat to Real Madrid last year.

STRIKER: Harry Kane

Although it’s not yet been confirmed that Kane is fit enough to start the Champions League final, his ability cannot be understated. The England captain has gone from strength to strength over the last few years and will be as hungry as anyone to win this trophy having grown up as a Tottenham Hotspur supporter.

MORE: Get our Champions League Final Predictions and Betting Tips here. You can also find our Daily Treble tips, a tasty trio of bets on today’s best football fixtures.

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