Liverpool given home dressing room for Champions League final against Tottenham for ‘security reasons’

Liverpool have been handed the home dressing room for the Champions League final despite being the designated away team.

The Reds take on Tottenham on June 1 in the clash at Atletico Madrid’s Wanda Metropolitano.

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The home dressing room that Liverpool will use for the Champions League final
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Spurs had initially been drawn as the home team and Liverpool as the away side for the all English final in the Spanish capital.

Officials have decided to swap the teams around due to ‘security reasons’ with Jurgen Klopp’s side getting the luxurious home facilities.

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The smaller away facilities Tottenham will use at the Wanda Metropolitano
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Mauricio Pochettino’s side will have to make do with the much small dressing room.

Officials said they put a lot of thought into the decision taking into account the fans, Spanish police and the city on the whole.

Wanda Metropolitano stadium manager Fernado Fariza told Sky Sports News: “Before we took our decision, we made an evaluation between the away fans, the Spanish police and the city of Madrid.

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The match will be played at the Wanda Metropolitano on June 1
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“We took into account the number of fans of both of the finalist, the metro lines and the fan meeting points in the city.

“Taking into account all these issues, the final decision was that Liverpool fans should arrive at the south stand and they will have all their tickets in the south stand.

“On the other hand, Tottenham supporters will arrive at the north stand and they will have all their tickets in the north stand.”

Both clubs have been handed just 16,000 tickets for the final in the 67,000-seater stadium while travel and accommodation costs have rocketed since the semi-finals.

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