The talking is almost over. The crying stopped one month ago. But, when Liverpool and Tottenham compete for the greatest prize in club football tonight, both managers will have gambled on their team selection.
Liverpool finished 26 points above Spurs in the Premier League this season. But, in reaching this final, both sides came from three goals down - Liverpool eliminating Barcelona at Anfield, and then Spurs knocking out Ajax at the Johan Cruyff Arena in Amsterdam the following night.