Carragher has spotted something interesting in favour of Spurs ahead of final

Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher has pointed out a considerable advantage which Tottenham Hotspur appear to have been granted ahead of the Champions League final on Saturday night.

Liverpool were deemed to be virtually out of the competition after losing the first leg of their semifinal tie against Barcelona 3-0.

The Reds then went on to stun the football world by staging an astonishing comeback in the second leg which saw them thrash Barca 4-0 at Anfield to progress to the final against all of the odds.

Liverpool now play a Tottenham side who will be looking to win the competition for the first time.

But Jamie Carragher has pointed out the fact that the Champions League final being played much later after the season than usual has given Spurs an advantage.

Pochettino’s side have now had enough time to see key striker Harry Kane return from injury, after a two-week margin between the end of the league season and the Champions League final was stretched out to a three-week margin this year.

“No-one’s been able to give me a reason why the Champions League is three weeks after the league campaign.” Carragher told the Anfield Wrap

“It’s normally two weeks, where you have the FA Cup then the week after is the Champions League. I think it probably helps Spurs more than us, I would say.

“I think they’ve got bigger injury problems than us, certainly with Harry Kane, Harry Winks, other little knocks they had towards the end of the season. It gives you an extra week to be fit.”