Liverpool and Spurs face off for a priceless route past the velvet rope | Daniel Taylor

Liverpool and Tottenham enter the Champions League final in Madrid from which the ripple effects for the winners could be era-defining On the streets outside Puerta de Atocha, with the throngs pouring off the trains from Madrids main railway station, it was possible to make out a couple of Liverpool fans who had been presumptuous enough to have 6 Times emblazoned across the back of those familiar red shirts. A little too presumptuous, you might think, on the eve of the final, even if it was true that Tottenham Hotspurs opponents at the Wanda Metropolitano accumulated 26 more points, lost 12 fewer games and beat them home and away in last seasons Premier League. Or perhaps you might have seen …