Tottenham duo Harry Winks and Ben Davies have signed new contracts to keep them at the club until 2024.

Winks has been rewarded for an impressive season in which he made 26 Premier League appearances and cemented his place in the England set-up.

Davies, meanwhile, kept Danny Rose out of the team at left-back for much of 2018-19 and has also agreed to extend his deal.

"I'm obviously delighted to sign here for the next five years," Davies told Spurs TV.

"It's one that I've worked really hard for to put myself in the position to stay at this club for the next few years and I'm delighted to be here."

"I've been at the club since I was five so when I got the opportunity to sign a new contract it was a no-brainer," said Winks.

"It's been a difficult season but a great season last year especially so to sign a new contract, I'm delighted. I'm really happy."

Tottenham midfielder Harry Winks is not getting complacent in his bid to become a regular Premier League starter in the 2019-20 season.

The 23-year-old made 17 top-flight starts last term as he battled hip and groin injuries during somewhat of a stop-start campaign.

But Winks' quality was on full display in June's Champions League final, impressing in an ultimately disappointing outing for Tottenham as Liverpool ran out 2-0 winners.

Winks described his season as "probably my best" in Tottenham colours but knows the importance of keeping level-headed.

"I feel I've become an important player now and I couldn't ask for more," he told Tottenham's official website.

"If you'd asked me three or four years ago if I wanted to be in this position now I would have snapped your hand off, but the most important thing now is not to get carried away, to work as hard as I can and try to stay in there and maintain that position because there are so many top players here.

"Staying in is the hardest. It's fantastic to get there but staying there is tough with so many top-quality players at the club, all wanting to start."

Tottenham have not made a signing since Lucas Moura in January 2018 but have been linked with moves for Lyon midfielder Tanguy Ndombele and Leeds United winger Jack Clarke.

Liverpool and Tottenham were lacking the star quality expected of them as the Reds triumphed 2-0 in one of the most disappointing Champions League finals in memory.

Mohamed Salah scored after just two minutes from the penalty spot before 85 minutes of scant little action at either end gave way to a second goal from Liverpool substitute Divock Origi.

It was not the game either set of fans expected, but there were still key moments and interventions that ensured Europe's most coveted trophy headed to Merseyside.

Here's how we rated the players at the Wanda Metropolitano.

TOTTENHAM

Hugo Lloris: 7
Had no chance with the penalty and was otherwise excellent, making a superb save from Andy Robertson shortly before half-time to keep Spurs in touch. Could do little about Origi's goal.

Jan Vertonghen: 6
Did well to keep Salah at bay early in the second half and ventured forward to support a Spurs attack that failed to bare its teeth.

Danny Rose: 6
Fed Son Heung-min and Dele Alli throughout but saw much of his service frittered away, particularly early on.

Kieran Trippier: 6
Like Rose, Trippier poured forward to little effect in the opening stages and his late forays rarely proved effective.

Toby Alderweireld: 6
Was left bloodied at the end of a bruising encounter but could not get across in time to stop Origi from doubling Liverpool's lead three minutes from time.

Christian Eriksen: 6
Squandered a good chance when space opened up for him in first-half stoppage time and saw his curling free-kick saved by Alisson late on.

Harry Winks: 5
Effective around the halfway line, but like his team-mates seemed to freeze when approaching the final third. Replaced by Lucas Moura after 66 minutes.

Son Heung-min: 7
Showed flashes of energy and endeavour but was outmuscled by Virgil van Dijk or outwitted by Alisson when chances came his way.

Dele Alli: 6
Just as he did in the semi-final second leg against Ajax, Alli misplaced passes early on but grew into the game, only to fluff his lines when Tottenham's three best chances fell to him in the second half.

Moussa Sissoko: 5
Suffered a torrid opening to the game when Sadio Mane's cross hit his arm after 26 seconds and lost the key midfield battle against Jordan Henderson that could have turned the game in Spurs' favour.

Harry Kane: 5
Barely involved in the first half, Kane improved in the last 20 minutes as Tottenham pressed for an equaliser, but it was too little, too late from the England captain.

Substitutes

Lucas Moura: 6
Could have been Tottenham's saviour again but side-footed somewhat tamely at Alisson when the ball fell to him 12 yards out.

Eric Dier: 5
Replaced the disappointing Sissoko and fared little better in the heart of Tottenham's midfield.

Fernando Llorente: 5
Sent on late as Mauricio Pochettino sought the kind of heroics he delivered against Ajax but failed to make a mark on the game.

LIVERPOOL

Alisson: 7
Faced no shots in the first half but remained alert enough to make a crucial double-save from Son and Moura – and a superb one from Eriksen – when it mattered most.

Trent Alexander-Arnold: 7
One of Liverpool's major attacking threats in the first half, firing narrowly wide with an audacious 25-yard drive.

Virgil van Dijk: 7
As calm and assured as you would expect of the PFA Players' Player of the Year and showed his pace and composure to cut Son's mazy dribble short after 75 minutes.

Joel Matip: 7
Viewed as the potential weak link in Liverpool's side by some, Matip did not let his side down and helped to keep Kane eerily quiet before providing the assist for Origi's goal.

Andy Robertson: 6
Linked up with Mane to cause Tottenham problems early on and put in a solid performance defensively.

Jordan Henderson: 7
Harried and pressed Tottenham when he had to, doing just enough to keep Winks and Sissoko from settling into the game.

Georginio Wijnaldum: 5
The game passed him by in the first half and he was little better after the break, making him the obvious choice to come off for James Milner.

Fabinho: 7
Combined with Henderson to nullify the Spurs midfield, helping the England man form a wall on the halfway line that snuffed out Sissoko and Alli time and again.

Mohamed Salah: 7
Lashed home Liverpool's opener with supreme confidence and teed Milner and Mane up for good second-half chances despite seeing relatively little of the ball.

Sadio Mane: 7
Ran at Spurs from the outset and forced the penalty before playing a key role in Liverpool's late resurgence.

Roberto Firmino: 5
After a very quiet first half, Firmino cut an even more subdued figure after the interval and was replaced by Origi just before the hour-mark.

Substitutes

Divock Origi: 8
There was a buzz of excitement at the Liverpool end when Origi replaced Firmino and he did not disappoint, lashing the only chance that came his way into the bottom corner of Lloris' net.

James Milner: 7
Reinvigorated Liverpool on the hour, firing just wide from the edge of the box and rallying the troops to push for the second.

Joe Gomez: 5
Replaced Mane late on but had little to do.

Tottenham striker Harry Kane has been named in the starting line-up for the Champions League final showdown with Liverpool.

The England international has not played since injuring his ankle in the first leg of the quarter-final with Manchester City in April, which Spurs won on away goals after a 4-4 aggregate draw.

Lucas Moura, whose hat-trick in the semi-final second leg against Ajax sent Spurs to Madrid, has been dropped to the bench.

Midfielder Harry Winks, who also last appeared in the 1-0 win over City in north London, is also in the starting XI.

Liverpool start with Roberto Firmino in attack after the Brazil forward was passed fully fit following a muscular problem.

Georginio Wijnaldum, one of the heroes of the semi-final comeback win over Barcelona at Anfield, is alongside Fabinho and Jordan Henderson in midfield.

Trent Alexander-Arnold becomes the first player under 21 years of age to start consecutive Champions League finals.

Liverpool have been labelled favourites to claim the Champions League crown when they face Tottenham in Madrid on Saturday.

Jurgen Klopp's men are coming to the conclusion of an excellent campaign and can bury the demons of 2018 with a third win over Spurs this season alone.

Tottenham, though, have shattered any notion of being pushovers in a remarkable run to the Wanda Metropolitano and coach Mauricio Pochettino has no doubt searched meticulously for the strengths and weaknesses of a gameplan that took his opponents to 97 points in the Premier League.

We have done likewise, using Opta data to identify where the match will be won and lost, and how the outsiders might gain the upper hand.

 

Can Spurs pose a threat to dominant Van Dijk?

Virgil van Dijk became the first defender since 2005 to be named PFA Players' Player of the Year after proving a transformative force for a previously vulnerable Liverpool defence.

An unshakeably calm character, the Dutchman did not allow a single player to dribble past him throughout the entirety of a remarkable 38-game Premier League campaign.

Nobody succeeded in outfoxing Van Dijk in his 11 appearances in the Champions League, either; for comparison, Toby Alderweireld was dribbled past on nine occasions, and Jan Vertonghen on three.

To the Reds centre-back's additional credit is that the man in front of him, Fabinho, allowed opponents to escape his attention 20 times, one more than Son Heung-min at the top of the list.

How, then, can Spurs keep him occupied? Get the ball to Lucas Moura.

In a team that likes to go beyond the back four, the Brazilian is a standout: his 31 completed dribbles rank above all others from these two squads and have come at a success rate of 70.45 per cent.

Lucas, on target when these teams met at Anfield in March, will be bubbling with belief following his star turn in the stunning semi-final turnaround at Ajax and possesses the kind of quality that could knock Van Dijk off his stride.

 

 

Piercing the press

An essential piece in the puzzle for Tottenham could well be a fit-again player named Harry. Just not that one.

Rather than star goalscorer Kane, it is midfielder Winks whose timely recovery might enable Spurs to undermine a central tenet of Jurgen Klopp's footballing philosophy.

The 23-year-old England international appears to have overcome a groin injury suffered at the start of April and Pochettino will be tempted to thrust him straight back into the starting XI.

Winks – described by his manager in September as having the "perfect" profile – recorded a passing accuracy of 91 per cent in his nine Champions League appearances en route to the final, with a success rate of 87.88 in the opposition half.

His figures are superior to the best Liverpool have to offer in both categories and paint the picture of a player that could unpick Liverpool's vaunted press, a carefully sculpted system that has suffocated many a midfield over the past two years.

Spurs invest similar amounts of energy into disrupting distribution, leaving it as no surprise that attacker Lucas, striker Kane and Fernando Llorente, along with Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah, all rank in the top three for duels won for their respective sides.

Players who have the poise and precision to pass under harassment are set to have a large say on the outcome of the contest.

 

Winning in wide areas

In less than 10 months, Kieran Trippier has gone from emergent World Cup hero to maligned man and England discard.

His young team-mate in Russia, Trent Alexander-Arnold, has been on a completely different trajectory, attracting adulation amid a battle with Andrew Robertson to lead the Reds for assists.

The dynamic full-backs provide width for Liverpool going forward and Trippier, presuming he gets the nod ahead of Serge Aurier, will be determined to prove he is on the same level.

Trippier's numbers in the Champions League this term are more encouraging than might be expected of a player recently axed from Gareth Southgate's squad.

In just six starts he has created the most scoring chances (23) of all full-backs at the two clubs, including two more than Alexander-Arnold and 14 more than Scotland captain Robertson.

It must be noted that Trippier's status as set-piece taker helps to inflate that figure but his defensive contribution is also not to be overlooked, the so-called 'Bury Beckham' responsible for a joint-high 17 tackles at Tottenham.

If manager Pochettino opts to eschew a mobile forward line spearheaded by Lucas and Son and instead pursues a strategy hinging on delivery from wide areas, he would be wise to consider Fernando Llorente for more than a bit-part role.

The towering centre-forward has won 34 aerial duels – second only to Van Dijk – from no more than a solitary start and seven substitute appearances.

Whether on the deck or in the air, Tottenham are not without the tools required to spring an upset on their more fancied opponents.

Harry Kane has been named in Tottenham's travelling squad for Saturday's Champions League final in Madrid.

The England captain has not featured since Spurs' quarter-final first leg win over Manchester City, but he is in line to play against Liverpool this weekend.

Tottenham have reached the Champions League final for the first time in their history and Kane this week revealed he is ready to play after recovering from an ankle injury.

"I could play if the Champions League final was today," he said on Monday.

Harry Winks, like Kane, has not played since April 9 due to a groin issue, but he has also made Mauricio Pochettino's squad.

Winks and Spurs team-mate Kieran Trippier were cut from England's Nations League Finals selection this week, while Kane was included.

The rest of Pochettino's squad was as expected, with no unforeseen issues evident as they travel to Spain.

Harry Kane has made the cut for England's squad for the Nations League Finals next week, but Tottenham team-mates Kieran Trippier and Harry Winks have been left out.

Trippier and Winks– who will hope to line up for their club in Saturday's Champions League final against Liverpool – are joined by Southampton pair Nathan Redmond and James Ward-Prowse in being omitted from Gareth Southgate's provisional 27-man squad.

Right-back Trippier was one of England's stars in their run to the World Cup semi-finals last year but his form has been indifferent for Mauricio Pochettino's side this season.

Kane maintains his place in the squad despite having been out of action for seven weeks with an ankle injury. The Spurs striker said on Monday that he would be fit to feature against Liverpool on June 1.

The World Cup Golden Boot winner is one of seven players included from either Spurs or Liverpool, with England playing Netherlands in the Nations League semi-final five days after the Madrid showpiece.

Like Kane, Spurs team-mates Danny Rose, Eric Dier and Dele Alli, as well as Reds trio Jordan Henderson, Joe Gomez and Trent Alexander-Arnold, all face a quick turnaround to join the Three Lions in Portugal.

England's Nations League Finals squad in full:

Jack Butland (Stoke City), Tom Heaton (Burnley), Jordan Pickford (Everton); Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Ben Chilwell (Leicester City), Joe Gomez (Liverpool), Michael Keane (Everton), Harry Maguire (Leicester City), Danny Rose (Tottenham), John Stones (Manchester City), Kyle Walker (Manchester City); Dele Alli (Tottenham), Ross Barkley (Chelsea), Fabian Delph (Manchester City), Eric Dier (Tottenham), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Jesse Lingard (Manchester United), Declan Rice (West Ham); Harry Kane (Tottenham), Marcus Rashford (Manchester United), Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund), Raheem Sterling (Manchester City), Callum Wilson (AFC Bournemouth).

England midfielder Harry Winks has undergone groin surgery, Tottenham have confirmed.

Winks, who has this season become a key man for his club and worked his way into the national team, last played in the first leg of Spurs' Champions League quarter-final against Manchester City at the start of the month.

The 23-year-old has been carrying an injury for some time and manager Mauricio Pochettino was last week unsure of his participation in the semi-final meeting with Ajax.

"We don't know because it is a problem that is one day very good, next day not very good," Pochettino said of Winks. "It is about assessing each day."

But it seems highly unlikely that Winks will feature again this season, with the first leg against Ajax on Tuesday and the second leg to come next week.

Winks underwent surgery on Monday and a short statement on Tottenham's Twitter page added: "[Winks] will be monitored by our medical staff as he continues his recovery before commencing rehabilitation."

Spurs had earlier confirmed that Winks would miss the midweek game at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

The midfielder has made 26 Premier League appearances this season, along with nine in the Champions League.

Winks has just three England caps but played in a 3-2 win over Spain last year before injuries kept him out of subsequent matches.

Mauricio Pochettino feels sorry for Harry Kane and Tottenham's other injured players as they are missing out on an "exciting moment" for the club, but hinted the striker could play again this season.

Although the best Spurs can hope for domestically is a third-placed finish, they have reached the Champions League semi-finals this season, having knocked Manchester City out in the last round.

Next week Spurs will play their first-leg clash at home to Ajax, who have remarkably progressed past defending champions Real Madrid and Juventus.

But several players will miss out or are major doubts, including Harry Winks, Erik Lamela, Serge Aurier, Moussa Sissoko and Kane, who was rumoured to be out for the remainder of the season with an ankle injury.

However, with Spurs' season potentially extending to June 1 if they reach the Champions League final, Pochettino has not given up hope of Kane and the rest featuring again before the campaign finishes.

When asked about the recoveries of Kane and Winks ahead of Saturday's visit of West Ham, Pochettino said: "They are okay. They are both so motivated to recover as soon as possible.

"With all that we're playing in the period that we are in, it's so difficult for the players to be out.

"For Lamela, for Serge Aurier, Harry Kane, Harry Winks and Moussa, it's so difficult because it's such an exciting moment for the club and team, and you see yourself outside of the squad and not involved in the games.

"It's so tough, so sad for them, but altogether we try to keep pushing them, helping them, being focused because I think they can return if we have some luck and perform in the way that we want.

"Maybe all these players that we're talking about today have the possibility to play before the end of the season and that is a massive motivation.

"They must think that they can help the team to finish the season."

Moussa Sissoko could miss the first leg of Tottenham's Champions League semi-final against Ajax according to Mauricio Pochettino, who said the midfielder could be out "for the next two weeks".

Spurs lost 1-0 to Manchester City three days after Sissoko picked up a groin injury in the second leg of their stunning Champions League quarter-final victory over Pep Guardiola's men and Pochettino said that he was not optimistic about the Frenchman's chances of a quick recovery.

Home games against Brighton and Hove Albion, and West Ham in the Premier League will give Spurs the chance to continue their push for third place in the Premier League ahead of the visit of Ajax, but Pochettino said he is not expecting Sissoko or fellow midfielder Harry Winks to feature.

Winks has been struggling with a similar problem to Sissoko but managed 81 minutes on Wednesday before sitting out Saturday's defeat at the Etihad Stadium.

"Moussa Sissoko is not going to be fit, maybe for the next two weeks," said Pochettino.

"We hope he can recover before but I am not so optimistic.

"Harry Winks we don't know because it is a problem that is one day very good, next day not very good, it is about assessing each day.

"We hope he will be available for Tuesday [against Brighton] but we are not sure."

Defeat at City on Saturday left Spurs just one point clear of fourth-placed Arsenal – who were then stunned 3-2 by Crystal Palace on Sunday – and Pochettino said the prospect of the Champions League semi-final would not distract his players from ending their domestic campaign on a high.

He said the opportunity to play three successive matches at the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium would give Spurs a lift, saying: "We hope we can keep going, getting the same result. It is going to be fantastic and it is going to be helpful for us playing in the new stadium with our fans and we hope and wish to repeat the performances of the previous results.

"We are not thinking of Ajax. We showed today that we are thinking in that today and that competition, the Premier League.

"Now our energy is on Brighton. It is so clear that we have two objectives – one is to be in the top four at the end of the season and the other is to beat Ajax, but we need to go step-by-step."

Dele Alli faces a late fitness test ahead of Tottenham's Champions League quarter-final second leg against Manchester City, although Harry Winks will miss out.

Alli suffered a broken hand during last week's first leg at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, which Spurs won 1-0 thanks to Son Heung-min's 78th-minute strike.

The England international sat out the 4-0 weekend win over Huddersfield but has not been ruled out entirely, while Erik Lamela will also be checked after returning to training following a hamstring injury.

"We need to assess him," Mauricio Pochettino told a pre-match news conference about Alli.

"We are going to have the last training session today and then we decide whether he can be in the starting XI or start on the bench."

Mauricio Pochettino remains unsure whether Dele Alli and Harry Winks will be fit for Wednesday's Champions League quarter-final second leg against Manchester City.

Both players missed Saturday's 4-0 Premier League win over Huddersfield Town, Alli after suffering a broken hand in the 1-0 victory over City in Tuesday's first leg and Winks after sustaining a groin injury in training.

Kane will definitely miss the game at the Etihad Stadium after injuring his ankle in the first leg and Pochettino says they will have to play a waiting game to see if Alli and Winks can line up against Pep Guardiola's side.

When asked if Alli will be fit, Pochettino told a media conference: "We'll see because we are not sure.

"He is doing some training sessions with protection. He needs to feel comfortable. It is a little bit painful because he broke his hand in two different places.

"It all depends on time. We will see if we arrive in a position where he is comfortable to play. We'll see, today is difficult to know."

Speaking about Winks, Pochettino added: "In the middle of training he started to feel something painful in his groin.

"He's a player we need to assess tomorrow, and then after tomorrow take a decision. We are optimistic, but you know there is doubt."

In the absence of Kane, Alli and Son Heung-min – who started on the substitutes' bench – Lucas Moura was tasked with delivering the goals against Huddersfield, and the Brazilian did not disappoint.

He added to Victor Wanyama's opener in the first half and then completed a hat-trick late on with two superb finishes.

Pochettino was delighted with the 26-year-old's display and wants every member of his squad to follow the former Paris Saint-Germain forward's lead and contribute in the closing weeks of the season.

"Lucas got a hat-trick and it was an unbelievable afternoon for him," he said. "I am happy for Lucas. It is going to help and bring him confidence.

"When you have 25 players they need to have the opportunity to play. We have a very tough period ahead; it is going to be tough. We need all the players fit."

Huddersfield boss Jan Siewert, meanwhile, was frustrated with his side's profligacy at 2-0 down.

Steve Mounie was particularly guilty of spurning a golden opportunity that could have set up a grandstand finish, the unmarked striker heading wide of Hugo Lloris' goal from just 10 yards.

"The most disappointing thing for me is that we had possibilities to score here, and we didn't," Siewert said.

"We could have been the first away team to score here and when the score was 2-0 we had three big possibilities to score.

"We didn't do that and then Spurs are so good at punishing you directly.

"They did it, and this is the thing that annoys me, because we did have possibilities to score."

Tottenham striker Harry Kane says he is "gutted" after suffering an ankle injury during his side's 1-0 Champions League win over Manchester City on Tuesday.

The England captain was forced off during the second half after a clash with Fabian Delph and was later seen leaving the stadium on crutches, with manager Mauricio Pochettino admitting the striker could miss the rest of the season if serious ligament damage is confirmed.

Kane is disappointed with the setback but hailed the win crafted by his team-mates in his absence, with Son Heung-min scoring a 78th-minute winner.

"Gutted to go off injured but every setback is a chance to come back stronger than ever," he wrote on Twitter.

"Big finish from the boys to go on and win!"

Kane has a history of ankle problems and previously missed almost two months of this season after picking up a similar injury against Manchester United in January.

Team-mate Harry Winks feels his side have learned to cope without their star striker.

"We know how important Harry is to us," he was quoted as saying by Sky Sports. "Hopefully it's not too serious and he won't be out for long.

"But we have great players who can step in and fill that void when he is injured. We have shown that [against City].

"[Son] has done that all season. He has been scoring goals with and without Harry in the team."

Eric Dier has been ruled out of Tottenham's Premier League clash with Liverpool on Sunday.  

The midfielder was injured during England's 5-0 win over the Czech Republic and was forced to withdraw from Gareth Southgate's squad for the trip to Montenegro.  

Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino revealed on Friday the injury should not keep Dier out for too long, though he will not be fit enough to feature at Anfield.  

When asked how long Dier would be sidelined, Pochettino said: "One week, 10 days, two weeks. It's not a big issue but he needs to recover from the problem he suffered against the Czech Republic with the national team. 

"We'll see how it is going to improve. He was running today but we need to wait for the resolution. 

"Every problem has a different resolution with a different player. We need to wait. We are going to assess him day-by-day, but I don't believe it will be longer than two weeks." 

Pochettino will also be without another midfielder in Harry Winks, who has a groin injury, while defender Serge Aurier will have a hamstring issue assessed by the club following his return from international duty. 

Spurs are third in the Premier League, 15 points behind Jurgen Klopp's side.

Dele Alli could be set to return from injury when Tottenham travel to Southampton on Saturday, having resumed full training.

The England midfielder sustained a hamstring problem during Spurs' win over Fulham in January but was finally able to join his team-mates on the training field this week.

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino is now hopeful Alli could be involved in the Premier League this weekend, depending on how he comes through a final session on Friday.

"It's good news that he is going to be available," Pochettino told a pre-match news conference on Thursday.

"We need to wait until tomorrow and the last training session but he is doing so well and I hope he can play on Saturday."

Tottenham's injury problems are starting to ease up, with Harry Kane and Eric Dier both back in action in recent matches.

But Kieran Trippier missed the midweek win at Borussia Dortmund with a gluteal strain, while Harry Winks was replaced at Signal Iduna Park due to a groin injury.

Trippier will continue to undergo treatment, but Winks – who sat out last weekend's north London derby draw against Arsenal - could yet face the Saints.

"I think Trips, no [for Southampton]. He suffered a small problem and I think he will be out," Pochettino said. "Harry we will assess tomorrow."

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