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  1. Tottenham face Liverpool in the final on Saturday in Madrid (20:00 BST)
  2. Liverpool looking to be crowned champions of Europe for a sixth time
  3. Spurs are playing in their first Champions League final
  4. Klopp due to speak at 15:45 BST; Pochettino 17:45 BST
  5. Get involved: #bbcfootball or text 81111 (UK only)

Live Reporting

By Neil Johnston

All times stated are UK

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  1. Goodbye

    Right, it's time to bring down the shutters on this live text.

    This time tomorrow and Madrid will be bouncing ahead of a mouth-watering all-Premier League Champions League final.

    You can follow all the action right here on the BBC Sport website.

    It promises to be some night.


  2. 'I admire Jurgen a lot'

    Tottenham v Liverpool (Sat, 20:00 BST)

    Some nice words from Pochettino on Jurgen Klopp...

    "For Jurgen to be here 10 months ago and be here again now is special. I admire Jurgen a lot. He's a very good example. Maybe he has been a little bit unlucky, but it is the third time he is going to arrive at this final - the most difficult thing is to arrive at the final.

    "Sometimes the universe is with you, sometimes it's against you, But to arrive in a third champions league final? I admire him a lot. Of course we are in football because we want to win but I think the journey to the final of the Champions League is the most important and the most difficult thing."

  3. Post update

    Tottenham v Liverpool (Sat, 20:00 BST)

    More from Hugo Lloris: "In football anything can happen on the pitch - the most important thing is how you react and try to stick until the end of the game. I don't really like to talk about the opponent. If they are in the final it's because they deserve to be in this stage of the competition.

    "For us it is to enjoy the performance, with the desire to win, the difference is the detail and anything can happen. We had three weeks to prepare for this game and we are ready to do the best tomorrow."

  4. Post update

    Tottenham v Liverpool (Sat, 20:00 BST)

    Pochettino: "There were fine lines against Man City, against Ajax, we're not the best in the world because we won those games nor would we be the worst in the world if we'd lost.

    "It comes down to fine lines and our team became very robust from the start of this season.

    "We have shown if you believe, if you work hard, you can succeed."

  5. 'We must play with freedom'

    Tottenham v Liverpool (Sat, 20:00 BST)

    More from Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino: "The most important is to set a standard and use as an example for the future when you arrive at an important game like a final.

    "Of course tomorrow the most important thing is to be ready. Tomorrow we deliver a big emotional speech. It's difficult because they are concentrating and want to express themselves.

    "We must play with freedom - when you play as a child with freedom, not think one billion people are watching you. Helping each other, good communication, that will be the key."

  6. Post update

    Tottenham v Liverpool (Sat, 20:00 BST)

    Has he lost weight?

  7. On team selection

    Tottenham v Liverpool (Sat, 20:00 BST)

    Pochettino: "It's difficult, you need to take a decision and tomorrow is another decision. We have all the information, we will use every detail to try to win.

    "You can use only 11 players from the beginning - that is the most painful situation.

    "The whole squad will be on the pitch before the game tomorrow.

    "Tomorrow is to show togetherness. Tomorrow will show football is a collective sport, the energy even from the players who do not play in the dressing room will be decisive.

    "Respect must be massive for the players who are going to be selected. It is always a tough decision but it's part of my job."

  8. Post update

    Tottenham v Liverpool (Sat, 20:00 BST)

    Phil McNulty

    BBC Sport chief football writer in Madrid

    Mauricio Pochettino is asked at his press conference has he lost weight - he smiles, stands up and strikes a model pose.

    On the more pressing, non-committal on Harry Kane's fitness and whether he will start tomorrow.

    Must say he does look like he has shed a few pounds.

  9. 'I'm proud of my team'

    Tottenham v Liverpool (Sat, 20:00 BST)

    Tottenham Hotspur

    Mauricio Pochettino: "The journey to the final has been unbelievable. The focus, concentration, it's a pleasure to manage this group of players.

    "I feel so proud, they were unbelievably open to work and accept everything from us. We are so ready, tomorrow it is about being ready to run, to compete, to enjoy.

    "The moment you get to the final its about winning the final. We respect our opponent, Liverpool are a great team, along with Man City they are the best in England. One year ago they were in the final. Full credit to Jurgen Klopp, they have unbelievable players and are a great club."

  10. Post update

    Tottenham v Liverpool (Sat, 20:00 BST)

    Bizarrely, Pochettino has just been asked by a journalist if he has lost weight.

    I'm pretty sure there is a Champions League final tomorrow...

  11. Post update

    Tottenham v Liverpool (Sat, 20:00 BST)

    First question to Pochettino: Have you decided what your team is going to be? Is Kane going to start?

    Answer: "I told before, they don't know. We have one training session now and then we decide."

  12. 'Privilege to be part of this game'

    Tottenham v Liverpool (Sat, 20:00 BST)

    Hugo Lloris: "As a professional athlete it is important to enjoy. You have to work together in every training. That is why we are at this stage of the competition - we are a proper team.

    "It is a privilege to be a part of this successful team, to win the World Cup was a massive achievement but that's not possible without my team- mates and that is the same in reaching the champions league final."

  13. Post update

    Tottenham v Liverpool (Sat, 20:00 BST)

    The media have been asked to address questions to the players before Pochettino so no news yet on the chances of Harry Kane playing.

  14. 'It's going to be a fantastic game'

    Tottenham v Liverpool (Sat, 20:00 BST)

    Hugo Lloris: "Its a good mix in the changing room between experience and young players. Its going to be a fantastic game to enjoy, every player is important, this will be about details, we all want to be ready to make all the effort as possible."

    Harry Winks: "The occasion is massive for everybody involved - the club and the fans. It shows how far Tottenham has come."

  15. Post update

    Tottenham v Liverpool (Sat, 20:00 BST)

    Tottenham's appearance in the Champions League final shows how far Spurs have come, says Harry Winks.

    "It's going to be an emotional night."

  16. Post update

    Tottenham v Liverpool (Sat, 20:00 BST)

    Tottenham have arrived.

    Pochettino is joined by Hugo Lloris and Harry Winks.

  17. Attack Liverpool's best form of defence?

    Tottenham v Liverpool (Sat, 20:00 BST)

    While we wait for the Spurs news conference to begin, more from Liverpool's earlier.

    Andrew Robertson: "We're defenders first and foremost so a clean sheet is important to us. But we want to get forward as well and be involved in the attacks and we'll continue to do that.

    Trent Alexander-Arnold: "We have respect for the opposition but we have a certain style and we try not to change that for any team.

    "If we sit back that's when they get on top. It's best for us to be high up the pitch and I think that will work for us tomorrow - whatever happens we'll try and play like we have all season."

  18. Post update

    Tottenham v Liverpool (Sat, 20:00 BST)

    Poch is late!

  19. Your journeys to Madrid


  20. 'Champions League win can spark new era'

    Tottenham v Liverpool (Sat, 20:00 BST)


    Liverpool icon Ian Rush believes winning the Champions League can spark another Anfield era of success.

    Rush - part of the side that dominated English football in the 1980s - says current boss Jurgen Klopp is close to the standards set by past glories.

    Liverpool's record scorer said: "Bill Shankly started the foundations off, Bob Paisley took them to a different level.

    "They are the levels everybody's been striving to get to since."

    Rush added: "The fans won't be happy until they get to their standards but they're close now, 100%. If they can win the Champions League it will be a big sign that Liverpool are back."

    Read more here