LIVERPOOL legend Joey Jones would love to see his former club become European champions for a sixth time but insists Tottenham Hotspur will not be heading to Madrid to make up the numbers.

Jurgen Klopp's side produced a stunning come-back against Barcelona to book their place in the final, the Reds overhauling a 3-0 first leg deficit to win 4-0 on another memorable Anfield night.

Although Liverpool stunned the mighty Barcelona, and are favourites to lift the trophy, Jones, a two-time winner of the competition during his time on Merseyside, is wary of the threat that Premier League rivals Tottenham pose and knows they won't be pushovers.

"I think it will be close," said Jones, who joined Liverpool from Wrexham in 1975 and spent three successful seasons with the club.

"Liverpool can definitely win it but it certainly won't be a foregone conclusion, and Tottenham will be thinking the same, that they can win it.

"They have got a good manager and they have done well to get there too. Tottenham will be dangerous."

Liverpool were beaten by a Gareth Bale-inspired Real Madrid in last season's final and Jones is hoping to avenge that defeat by going one step further.

"Klopp has been to a few finals but I don't think he's won it," said Jones, who is held in high esteem at Wrexham as well as the Premier League giants.

"He will want to put the record straight after losing last year's final and it will be fantastic if they can win it for a sixth time.

"I would love to see them do it but I think it will be tough."

English clubs have taken Europe by storm this season.

Not only are Liverpool and Tottenham contesting the Champions League final, Chelsea went head to head with Arsenal in Wednesday's Europa League showpiece.

"It is great for British football with the Champions League final and also two clubs in the Europa League final too - Chelsea, another of my old clubs," said Jones.

"Four English teams in the two finals, although most are made up of foreign teams.

"In our day, the foreign players were from Wales, Scotland and Ireland - now they are from all over the world."

Liverpool have enjoyed a successful season but they will want to end it with some silverware by beating Spurs after they were pipped to the Premier League title by Manchester City.

Ninety seven points was not enough for a first top-flight crown since the 1989-90 season but Jones does not look at it as a hard-luck story and prefers to praise City for a successful defence of their title.

"It was a shame to miss out on the league title but that's the way it goes," said Jones.

"You have got to give credit to Manchester City.

"They got more points than Liverpool and deserved to win it.

"You wonder if it will be that close again in the coming years."

Whatever happens in Madrid, Liverpool's second leg heroics against Lionel Messi and his team-mates in the semi-finals will go down in history.

"It was brilliant," added Jones. "Who would have forecast that.

"I am not a betting man but I wish I would have had a bet on that!"