Jamie Carragher believes fixture date for Champions League final benefits Spurs more than Liverpool
The Champions League final is unusually late this year
Jamie Carragher has expressed his frustration at the scheduling of the Champions League final this year, saying Tottenham will benefit more from the later than usual date more than Liverpool.
The final, between Spurs and Liverpool, will take place at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium in Madrid on June 1, a week later than most years.
Carragher has voiced his disappointment at the later date, as it will give Tottenham players more time to recover from injuries that have seen their league form take a nosedive over the final weeks of the season.
Somehow, Spurs reached the final without Harry Kane or Harry Winks, and now face a race against time to get the pair fit for the final.
Speaking to the Anfield Wrap, Carragher said: "It’s a weird one really. You normally go away and that’s what Liverpool have done – going to Marbella.
“No-one’s been able to give me a reason why the Champions League is three weeks after the league campaign. It’s normally two weeks, where you have the FA Cup then the week after is the Champions League.
“That’s pissed me off a little bit that to be honest. 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."
Liverpool remain favourites for the tie, but if the semi-finals taught us anything it's to expect the unexpected.