Liverpool’s two wins over Tottenham Hotspur this season will be important in Jurgen Klopp’s planning for the Champions League final in Madrid.
In the Premier League this season, Liverpool beat Spurs 2-1 on two separate occasions.
They will hope to take valuable lessons from their six-pointer over the North London outfit ahead of the huge European cup final in Spain at the start of June.
Both sides shocked the footballing world with tremendous comebacks against Barcelona and Ajax respectively.
They turned around 3-0 deficits this week to book their spots in the final and will hope that their familiarity will prove valuable in their respective preparations for the UEFA showpiece.
With Ajax, Liverpool ran the risk of coming up against a side they knew little about aside from what the Reds’ match analysts could discover from watching tapes of the Dutch side.
The advantage that Liverpool have now is that they know how to beat Spurs and have only lost once to them in their last 11 fixtures.
That defeat came last season in the Premier League as Jurgen Klopp’s side was embarrassed at Wembley Stadium, slipping to a 4-0 loss.
Having said that, however, Klopp used that result to turn Liverpool’s season around and from that point on, there was a noticeable change in the way they played and the way they defended.
Last season ended with a Champions League final defeat and as much as the Anfield outfit will look to learn from recent meetings with Tottenham, they will hope to use their experience of last season’s final to beat Pochettino’s side.
Anything can happen in a one-off game like a final but most contributing factors point towards Liverpool being crowned as champions of Europe for the sixth time.
Spurs have overachieved by reaching the final – like Liverpool did last season – while Klopp’s team progressing beyond the semi final was something that was discussed at the start of the season.