Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher reckons the long break between the end of the Premier League season and the Champions League final will benefit Spurs more than his old club.
The two Premier League sides will face off to be crowned Champions of Europe in Madrid on June 1st, 19 days after the English top flight ended on 12 May.
Both sides ended their domestic campaigns in hugely contrasting form, with Jurgen Klopp’s side pushing Man City all the way in a pulsating title race, whereas Mauricio Pochettino’s side won just one of their last five fixtures.
Carragher reckons Spurs will benefit more from the rest over the last couple of weeks and he’s annoyed by the fact the break may affect Liverpool‘s rhythm.
“It’s a weird one really. You normally go away and that’s what Liverpool have done – going to Marbella,” Carragher told The Anfield Wrap.
“No-one’s been able to give me a reason why the Champions League is three weeks after the league campaign.
“It’s normally two weeks, where you have the FA Cup then the week after is the Champions League.
“That’s p***ed me off a little bit that to be honest. I think it probably helps Spurs more than us, I would say.
“I think they’ve got bigger injury problems than us, certainly with Harry Kane, Harry Winks, other little knocks they had towards the end of the season.
“It gives you an extra week to be fit. I think we’re in much better form than Tottenham in 2019 and a longer break will not help that, really, in some ways.
“You do worry because you lose a bit of that rhythm that Liverpool have had the way they’ve been playing.
“I don’t think Tottenham are in great form. I know they got through and it’s unbelievable what they’ve done, I love Pochettino…
“But they’re not in great form so a longer break will help them forget the bad form and focus on this one game.”
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— Football Faithful (@FootyFaithful_) May 25, 2019