Former Premier League star, Michael Owen has backed Liverpool to beat Tottenham Hotspur in tonight’s Champions League closing in Madrid.
Owen, a former Liverpool star, believes it’s the Reds’ time to win the Europe top-flight competitors having misplaced 3-1 to Actual Madrid within the Champions League closing final yr.
Liverpool reached the Champions League closing after defeating Barcelona within the semi-final encounter performed final month, whereas Mauricio Pochettino’s facet dumped Ajax out of the competitors.
Owen instructed BetVictor, “Liverpool have misplaced their final 4 Cup Finals, however I don’t suppose that can rely a jot within the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium.
“This Liverpool staff have come of age. They most likely weren’t fairly prepared in Kiev 12 months in the past – however they’re now. Let’s hope Spurs going ahead have their very own day within the solar. They, too, deserve it.
“Jurgen Klopp has misplaced two Champions League finals; his Borussia Dortmund facet misplaced 2-1 to Bayern Munich at Wembley in 2013 and his Liverpool facet misplaced 3-1 to a Gareth Bale impressed Actual Madrid within the Ukraine 12 months in the past.
“Forget third time lucky – this is the Reds’ time.”
Owen added, “Harry Kane reported earlier within the week that he’s match for the Last though I’d anticipate Mauricio Pochettino to start out his star striker on the bench in lieu of his lack of match health.
“That said, you could say the same thing about both teams who start in Madrid given it will be just shy of 20 days since the clubs played their last PL game of the season. Too long? I wonder although at least it is a level playing field on Saturday.”