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Explained: The tactics behind Liverpool’s Champions League final win over Spurs

By William Eldridge

Published: 22:08, 2 June 2019

Liverpool inflicted a 2-0 defeat on Tottenham Hotspur in the 2019 Champions League final to win their sixth European Cup.

Jurgen Klopp’s men got off to the perfect start when a Moussa Sissoko handball resulted in a penalty kick inside the opening 60 seconds which Mohamed Salah converted.

A late strike from Divock Origi sealed the win for the Merseysiders who denied Tottenham Hotspur a first ever title in their first Champions League final appearance.

A match that was far from a classic, it was critically important for both sides for various reasons, Statman Dave has broken down the tactics behind Liverpool’s latest European triumph.

Despite the return of Harry Kane to the Tottenham Hotspur starting line-up, Liverpool managed to limit the England international to just a single shot on target.

The early goal helped shape the game but how did Liverpool keep Tottenham at bay for the remainder of the 90 minutes?

Watch the video at the top of the article to see the full tactical breakdown of Liverpool 2-0 Tottenham.

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