Tony Cascarino claimed that Tottenham midfielder Moussa Sissoko was the one Spurs player who Liverpool have to be concerned about facing.
The talkSPORT pundit stated that he thought the 29-year-old central midfielder had been Spurs’ best player all season and was capable of bursting past Liverpool’s midfield.
Cascarino shared that he thought Sissoko was really tough to stop due to his speed and that Mauricio Pochettino’s side should look to play to his strengths.
“The one big player for Spurs, probably been their best player all season, is Sissoko, he is the one who could burst past Liverpool’s midfield at times,” said Cascarino on talkSPORT (9:13, Saturday June 1st).
“He is so quick when he opens his legs and looks in the space, and he just drives forward, he is really hard to stop.
“So if they can find a way of using that every now and again from Sissoko, getting him into areas where he can make those forward runs and just drive, he’s a real tough player to stop.
“So this is the one thing I think Liverpool have to be concerned about.”
Lucas Moura, Harry Kane, Heung-min Son, Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen are normally the Spurs players who cause opponents to sweat, but Cascarino believes that isn’t the case for the Champions League final. Instead of drooling over those attacking players, Cascarino poured praise on Sissoko and who can blame him? The 29-year-old has been a force to be reckoned with in his 2018/19 campaign and has been one the club’s most consistent performers. Sissoko has featured 43 times and registered four assists so far, but it’s easy to see him potentially adding to his assist numbers against the Reds. This is because the powerful midfielder is capable of bulldozing through Liverpool’s midfield not just because of his pace like Cascarino highlight, but due to his power as well. Sissoko isn’t easily muscled off the ball and it’s easy to picture him being able to brush the likes of James Milner aside. The only reason the Spurs midfielder may struggle to run riot in the Champions League final, is if Liverpool’s Fabinho man-marks him as you feel the Brazilian may be able to go toe-to-toe with the Frenchman.