Lineker makes his Champions League final prediction

Gary Lineker has made his Champions League final prediction, believing Liverpool are favourites to beat Tottenham when the two sides meet on June 1.

The two sides meet in an all-English affair next month, with five-times winners Liverpool looking to avenge last season’s final defeat to Real Madrid.

Tottenham reached the final of Europe’s premier competition for the first time in their history following that dramatic comeback win over Ajax, as they bid to be crowned Champions of Europe.

However, former Spurs forward Lineker believes Jurgen Klopp’s side have the advantage ahead of the final in Madrid, having finished 26 points clear of Mauricio Pochettino’s side in the Premier League.

“Overall, team against team, (Liverpool) have got the better players,” Lineker told The Times.

“They finished 20-odd points ahead of Tottenham this season so it’s hard to make a case where Tottenham are favourites.

“But, as we know in football, the best teams don’t always win, which is one of the things that makes it so special.”

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