The Reds departed John Lennon Airport on Friday lunchtime for the showpiece match at Madrid’s Estadio Metropolitano, their second successive appearance in the competition’s decider.

Jürgen Klopp has selected Divock Origi, Mo Salah, Xherdan Shaqiri, Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Sturridge as part of his attack. There is no place for Naby Keita.

There is hope, however, that the diminutive midfielder will be fit to represent his country at the Africa cup of nations, with Guinea having included the 24-year-old in their provisional squad.

While Liverpool travelled to Spain on Friday, Tottenham made the trip two days earlier, with both star striker Harry Kane and midfielder Harry Winks deemed fit enough to make the trip.

Liverpool squad: Alexander-Arnold, Alisson, Brewster, Fabinho, Firmino, Gomez, Henderson, Kelleher, Lallana, Lovren, Mane, Matip, Mignolet, Milner, Moreno, Origi, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Robertson, Salah, Shaqiri, Sturridge, Van Dijk, Wijnaldum.

After a change in UEFA regulations, Klopp and Pochettino will be permitted to name up to 12 substitutes for the clash with Spurs.