With domestic duties completed, there is the small matter of the Champions League final to contest as Premier League clubs Liverpool and Tottenham do battle in Madrid.
Talisman Mohamed Salah missed the memorable night at Anfield through injury but will almost certainly take his place in attack alongside Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino. The Egyptian is 11/8 to strike anytime and Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino has a decision to make at left-back.
The Reds famously came back from a 3-0 deficit after Barcelona’s comprehensive first-leg last four win to book their place in Saturday’s showpiece event. Braces from Divock Origi and Georginio Wijnaldum sent the natives in to dreamland while Lucas Moura’s hat-trick in Amsterdam ensured an all-English affair 24 hours later.
Danny Rose has been in fine form in 2019 but Ben Davies is more defensively minded and could get the nod. Nevertheless, Salah will fancy his chances whoever he comes up against and will hope to banish his demons after going off in the 3-1 defeat against Real Madrid in last season’s final.
Strike colleague Mane is also priced at 11/8 and the Senegalese was the man who equalised against Los Blancos last May. The Reds number 10 is a constant threat and it is no surprise Zinedine Zidane has added him to his summer shopping list after another wonderful campaign through on goal.
Pochettino has been boosted by the news star forward Harry Kane has declared his fitness. The England skipper went down in a heap against Manchester City in April but has worked around the clock to get himself in contention and he is 6/4 to bag anytime during the encounter. Kane is expected to start the match from the bench and be introduced in the second-half in what will be a real boost for his team-mates and the Spurs supporters.
Son Heung-Min, who admirably deputised in Kane’s absence and was one of the heroes in the tie with Pep Guardiola’s Blues, will initially feature as a false nine and his movement will cause problems for Liverpool’s backline, particularly as he is not an out-and-out centre forward and picks up little pockets of space. Son is 9/4 is net anytime and add to his haul of 20 for the term.
Meanwhile, Lucas is 14/5 and his pace will be an asset late on, while Dele Alli is 9/2 but could be asked to play in a more withdrawn role if the Brazilian attacker, Kane and Son are all on the pitch at the same time.