Klopp reflects on Kane inclusion and Liverpool favourites tag

Date published: Saturday 1st June 2019 8:07

Jurgen Klopp insists Liverpool’s favourites tag counts for nothing after giving his thoughts on Tottenham’s decision to start Harry Kane in the Champions League final.

England striker Kane suffered an ankle injury in the quarter-final first leg clash against Manchester City and looked to be out for the rest of the season.

But the Spurs talisman has battled back to fitness in timely circumstances and he was named as a starter an hour before kick-off.

“We expected it [Kane starting], but even if Lucas Moura had played they had massive quality up front,” Klopp told BT Sport.

Asked if he was confident of lifting the trophy, Klopp continued: “I don’t know how to feel as a favourite, but I feel we are ready.

“I don’t know if we are favourites, last year we were outsiders. It will be tense and tight, it always is when these two teams play. That’s all I need to know.”

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