Whelan is ‘stunned’ by what Liverpool have done ahead of Saturday’s final

Former Leeds United and Coventry City striker Noel Whelan has applauded the Reds for their accomplishments so far, going into the major clash with Tottenham Hotspur in the final of the UEFA Champions League on Saturday.

Jurgen Klopp made it to the Europa League final in his debut season as the club lost to Sevilla and last season, there was another European final for the Reds who were beaten by Real Madrid in the Champions League.

Liverpool have come back even stronger this year, having pushed Manchester City all the way in the race for the Premier League title which they lost by just a point.

Apart from that, the Reds have reached the final of the Champions League for a second year in a row where they will face Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday evening.

“Liverpool are a brilliant team, superbly managed by Klopp and have exceptional players everywhere you look,” Whelan told Football Insider.

“It’s hard to find a weakness – the goalkeeper is exceptional, Virgil van Dijk is just brilliant, so are the full-backs, and Joel Matip was probably their best player in the two matches against Barcelona.

“The front three are outstanding, unplayable at times, and the midfielders are far better than people give them credit for. I guarantee you everyone who plays against them will not feel they are anything but excellent. Maybe they don’t score goals, but they have all other bases covered.

“I’ve been stunned by the performances and results over the last two months, it’s been a kind of relentless brilliance.

“Tottenham are a really good team and have punched above their weight to reach the final, but I would be surprised if they stop Liverpool from getting what they deserve.”