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Pochettino to make some big calls? – Predicted Tottenham XI to face Liverpool in the Champions League final

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Tottenham vs Liverpool predictions: Tottenham lineup

Tottenham play their biggest European clash in decades as we face Liverpool for the Champions League crown.

Spurs’ road to the final has been filled with drama as we saw Lucas Moura score an incredible hat-trick to dump Ajax out of the competition.

The Brazilian scored his goals in the second half of the second leg semi-final as we looked set to exit the competition.

Late goals have been a norm for Spurs in the Champions League this season, and there should be some fireworks at the Wanda Metropolitano as Mauricio Pochettino looks to win a trophy at the club.

The Argentine has to make a couple of tough decisions regarding the starting XI. Harry Kane and Harry Winks have recovered from their problems, and are in the running to start against the Reds.

However, dropping Moura from the attack would be a blow to the Brazilian given his excellent performance a few weeks back.

It is going to be an incredible game against the Reds, and here is the predicted Tottenham starting XI.

Predicted Tottenham XI

Formation: 4-2-3-1

Manager: Mauricio Pochettino

Hugo Lloris (GK)

The captain won the World Cup in the summer and could end the season on a high by lifting the Champions League.

Kieran Trippier (RB)

Trippier hasn’t been great for Spurs this season but should get the nod for the clash against Liverpool.

Jan Vertonghen (CB)

It is great news that Vertonghen has returned to fitness after his injury against Ajax. The Belgian is one of the best in the world and needs to have a great game against the Reds.

Toby Alderweireld (CB)

Alderweireld has been a consistent performer for us this season, and should partner Vertonghen in the heart of the defence.

Danny Rose (LB)

The English defender has raised his game in recent weeks and his attacking ability could trouble Liverpool’s defence.

Harry Winks (CM)

Pochettino hinted that Winks could start against the Reds, and this could be one of the risks taken by the Argentine as we look to win the Champions League.

Moussa Sissoko (CM)

Sissoko has been excellent for Spurs since the first day of the season. His driving runs could cause all sorts of problems for Liverpool at the Wanda Metropolitano.

Christian Eriksen (LAM)

The Dane needs to bring his A-game on Saturday and will be a threat from set-pieces as we face the Reds.

Dele Alli (CAM)

Alli hasn’t really been great for Spurs this season, but this is the perfect time for him to star in the biggest game of our season.

Son Heung-min (RAM)

Son could have started at the tip of the attack, but he should switch places with Lucas Moura to create problems for Liverpool.

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Lucas Moura (ST)

Possibly the toughest decision that Pochettino has to take. Kane hasn’t played since April and bringing him on as a sub could be the right move for the final. Moura should start.

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Tottenham set to lose the race for Spanish star due to this reason

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Spurs transfer news: Arsenal set to beat Tottenham in landing Dani Ceballos

Football.london reports that Arsenal and Tottenham are interested in Real Madrid’s Dani Ceballos.

The 22-year-old was one of the stars for Spain in their U21 Euro winning squad, the report claims that the midfielder could be sold in the summer after Real made several big signings.

Dani Ceballos
Dani Ceballos

The report adds that AC Milan and Liverpool are also interested in the 22-year-old, however, AS (h/t Football.london) claimed that Spurs had agreed on a loan deal to land the Spaniard.

However, the outlet adds that Ceballos will reject a move to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and join the Gunners instead (h/t Football.london).

The report adds that the interest from Unai Emery was the key to them landing Ceballos, and the Spaniard wants to play at the Emirates Stadium.

A blow for Tottenham’s summer plans

Ceballos would do a great job under Mauricio Pochettino, and it is interesting to note that Arsenal seem to be winning the race for the Spaniard.

Dani Ceballos
Dani Ceballos

The Gunners do not have Champions League football on their side, and the report adds that Ceballos wants to start games regularly next season.

The 22-year-old wasn’t picked regularly under Zinedine Zidane last season, and he might get more games under Emery than Pochettino. Spurs have only signed Tanguy Ndombele and Jack Clarke in the summer, and can do with another quality midfielder joining the side.

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Eric Dier, Victor Wanyama and Harry Winks had their injury problems last season while Christian Eriksen is out of a contract at the end of next season.

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Not Trippier – La Liga giants interested in another Tottenham star as well

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Spurs transfer news: Atletico Madrid interested in Christian Eriksen

Atletico Madrid might be close to landing Kieran Trippier, however, he isn’t the only Tottenham star they are eyeing (h/t Football.london).

The Evening Standard (h/t Football.london) claims that Christian Eriksen is in the sights of the La Liga side as they search for a playmaker.

The report adds that Real Madrid are also interested in the 27-year-old Dane, who has just one year left on his current deal.

The midfielder had claimed he wanted to take up a new challenge after the Champions League final, however, he still is a Tottenham player.

Atletico have seen several players leave in the summer, with Rodri joining Manchester City. Juanfran also exited the club, and the biggest transfer has to be that of Antoine Griezmann’s.

The French attacker completed his move to Barcelona recently, and it will be interesting to see who Atletico can sign before the start of the season.

Will Eriksen fit into Atletico’s style?

The Dane is one of the most creative players in the Premier League and would do well at a top club.

Atletico aren’t known for their intricate style of play in the final third, and it is difficult to see how Eriksen would fit into Diego Simeone’s plans.

Staying at Tottenham would be a better decision for the Dane than joining Atletico, however, it will be interesting to see if Simeone’s team submits a quality offer for the Dane.

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It would be great to keep Eriksen at the club and extend his deal, but the next best option is to sell him to a non-Premier League club.

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Tottenham committed to signing relegated star they see as Danny Rose successor

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Spurs transfer news: Tottenham committed to signing Ryan Sessegnon

The Telegraph reports that Tottenham are committed to signing Fulham’s Ryan Sessegnon.

The 19-year-old is one of the brightest talents in the English game but saw his side suffer relegation last season.

Sessegnon was inconsistent at Fulham and ended up playing under three managers in the span of 12 months.

Danny Rose Tottenham

The English youngster is versatile enough to play as a leftwinger or as a left-back, and the report claims that Tottenham see the 19-year-old as a long-term successor of Danny Rose.

Tottenham’s Rose was one of our better performers in the previous campaign and started in the Champions League final against Liverpool.

However, the Englishman hinted he could leave in the summer after claiming that Tottenham sell off players who reach a certain age.

Fulham need to sell Sessegnon soon

The report adds that Fulham have to sell Sessegnon in the summer, with the English youngster having just one year left on his current deal.

Ryan Sessegnon

Sessegnon also prefers a move to Tottenham, according to the Telegraph, and hopefully, we can make him our third signing of the summer.

Tottenham could use someone of Sessegnon’s ability and the English youngster should grow under Mauricio Pochettino.

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It will be interesting to see if Sessegnon plays as the left-back at Tottenham. His best performances came in the attacking positions, and we could use a quick and tricky winger in the team.

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“Thanks for your commitment”, “Am broken” – Several Tottenham fans react as English star is set to leave for Spain

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Spurs transfer news: Fans react to Atletico Madrid agreeing on a deal for Trippier

Sky Sports claims that Atletico Madrid have agreed on a €24m move for Kieran Trippier.

The English defender is set to be in Spain on Wednesday to complete a medical with the La Liga club, and the report claims that the deal could be finalised by the weekend.

Kieran Trippier
Kieran Trippier

The report adds that Tottenham were offered attacker Angel Correa in the deal, but Tottenham opted for a cash deal.

The English defender had an inconsistent campaign for Spurs last time around but no one can doubt his commitment to the cause. The right-back came off a wonderful World Cup campaign with the Three Lions, but could not carry that form into the club season.

Tottenham left with a minor problem

Spurs would only have Serge Aurier and Kyle Walker-Peters as the senior right-backs in the side should Trippier leave. That could be a problem given that Aurier’s previous season was littered with injuries.

Spurs could do with another right-back coming in and providing cover for the duo.

Many fans highlighted that Trippier just could not cut it at Tottenham while some were pleased that Spurs were getting a good deal for the Englishman. Some fans were supportive of Trippier’s decision to take up a new challenge, and here are a few reactions to the transfer:

https://twitter.com/AtwookiDerrick/status/1151379776910835712
https://twitter.com/SeanyWG/status/1151382225704968192
https://twitter.com/SpursEvan/status/1151244444630491136

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