Tottenham suffer severe blow ahead of Champions League final vs Liverpool, with the showdown set for June 1.
Klopp’s Liverpool gets a massive boost ahead of next month’s Champions League final against Tottenham Hotspur.
Two English teams will go head-to-head for European club football’s richest prize after series of football dramatic events in the semi-final last week.
Liverpool overturned a 3-0 first-leg deficit to eliminate pre-tournament favourites Barcelona 4-3 on aggregate, while the Lilywhites overcame Ajax via the away goals rule thanks to a stunning comeback in Holland.
There’s still three weeks until the showpiece occasion at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium – home of La Liga outfit Atletico Madrid – and it’s now been confirmed that Jurgen Klopp’s side have been given the better dressing room.
Despite being the designated ‘away’ team for the final, Liverpool are to experience the facilities in which Atletico have become accustomed to over the past couple of seasons and this is because of security reasons as explained below.
“Before we took our decision, we made an evaluation between the away fans, the Spanish police and the city of Madrid,” Wanda Metropolitano Stadium manager Fernado Fariza told Sky Sports News.
“We took into account the number of fans of both of the finalists, the metro lines and the fan meeting points in the city.
“Taking into account all these issues, the final decision was that Liverpool fans should arrive at the south stand and they will have all their tickets in the south stand.
“On the other hand, Tottenham supporters will arrive at the north stand and they will have all their tickets in the north stand.
Unsurprisingly, the home dressing room in the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium is considerably bigger and more luxurious than the one that the visiting teams have to deal with so Spurs and Mauricio Pochettino will certainly be out of their comfort zone on June 1.
The Wanda Metropolitano Stadium is set to hold 63,000 for the final as set by UEFA, but Liverpool and Tottenham have been allocated just 16,613 tickets each