Report outlines one selection dilemma Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has for Champions League final

Liverpool's English midfielder James Milner (L) shakes hands with Liverpool's Dutch midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum (R) at the end of the English Premier League football match between...

Liverpool face Tottenham in the Champions League final on June 1st.


According to a report from the Liverpool Echo, there is only one position that is up for grabs in Jurgen Klopp's starting XI for the Champions League final, and James Milner and Gini Wijnaldum will fight it out for the spot.

The Reds came up just short in the race for the Premier League title, missing out to Manchester City by one point, but that will take nothing away from how good they have been this season.


Klopp has been fairly consistent with his team selections this season, and the Liverpool Echo claims that 10 of the 11 places for the final are all but certain, with Alisson Becker between the sticks behind a back four of Trent Alexander-Arnold, Virgil van Dijk, Joel Matip and Andy Robertson.

The front three picks itself with Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah expected to line up in Madrid.

And the Liverpool Echo suggests that Fabinho and Jordan Henderson are dead certs to start the final, leaving one remaining place open.

Dublin , Ireland - 4 August 2018; Georginio Wijnaldum, left, celebrates with his Liverpool team-mate James Milner after scoring his side's secong goal during the Pre Season Friendly match...

They claim that Milner and Wijnaldum are the two candidates for the role, and much will depend on how Klopp will want to approach the game, although the Dutchman's heroics int he semi-final against Barcelona surely stands him in good stead.

The English veteran is extremely dependable, however, and Klopp will not be let down, whoever he picks to start the final for Liverpool.

Harry Kane (C) of Tottenham Hotspur competes for the ball against Georginio Wijnaldum (L) and James Milner (R) of Liverpool during the Premier League match between Liverpool and Tottenham...

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