'Away' Liverpool Have Been Given The Home Dressing Room For Champions League Final
Liverpool have been given the home dressing room for the Champions League final, despite being the 'away' team.
Tottenham are the designated 'home' team for the Champions League final, but they've have been allocated the away dressing room, and there's a big difference between the two facilities.
So, why have Liverpool been handed the home dressing room? Well, it's due to security reasons.
Spurs fans will be based in the north side of the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium. As a result, Spurs and Liverpool have had to swap dressing rooms.
For security reasons, @LFC have been allocated the 'home' dressing room for the @ChampionsLeague final despite being the 'away' team. :red_circle::white_circle:
- Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) May 13, 2019
Stadium manager Fernado Fariza reveals the decision wasn't made lightly. Fans, Spanish police and the people of Madrid were consulted before making the switch.
"Before we took our decision, we made an evaluation between the away fans, the Spanish police and the city of Madrid," he told Sky Sports.
"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."
Liverpool will be using the ultra-slick home dressing room, while Spurs will occupy the away dressing room which isn't as luxurious.
Meanwhile, both Spurs and Liverpool fans have been handed a measly 16,000 tickets in a stadium which holds 67,000 people.
Liverpool reached the Champions League final after overturning a three-goal deficit. They beat Barcelona 4-0 at Anfield to complete a stunning comeback.
Spurs also produced an unbelievable turnaround. They came from three-down on aggregate to book a spot against the Reds.
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