The excitement of Premier League football is back this weekend on completion of the international break and the new gameweek will kick-start with one of it’s most exciting encounters when Liverpool will travel to Wembley Stadium to rival the hosts Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday lunchtime.
Spurs have been a resurgent force under Mauricio Pochettinho and humiliated the Reds last term in a similar contest. Both the sides, however, clinched a ‘top four’ finish but will be pushing to end their title drought grabbing the greatest crown of English football. Jurgen Klopp, the charismatic Liverpool boss, however, will be determined to maintain an all-win record but is expecting the toughest challenge this far from the North Londoners who are thriving to get back to winning ways having lost against outstanding Watford at Vicarage Road prior to the break.
Tottenham Hotspur vs Liverpool Team News:
Pochettino will miss a couple of fringe players in young defender Juan Foyth and forward Vincent Janssen who are ruled out with their respective thigh and ankle injuries. Moussa Sissoko is a major doubt following a hamstring strain whereas custodian Hugo Lloris and star midfielder Dele Alli are set to miss the tie failing to recover in time. Heung-min Son, however, have dismissed reports of ‘fatigue’ following his success in Asian Games with South Korea and is raring to feature against Liverpool at Wembley on Saturday afternoon.
Liverpool suffered a couple of injury blows during the international break in form of custodian Simon Mignolet and midfield star Adam Lallana with the latter is set to miss out a couple of weeks football. Dejan Lovren is set to remain sidelined for a while following an abdominal strain suffered against Croatia whereas Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is expected to miss out the entire campaign having suffered a severe knee injury towards the closure of the previous term. Teenage custodian Caoimhin Kelleher suffered a training injury and is likely to take a month time before returning to action.
Tottenham Hotspur vs Liverpool Probable Lineups:
Subs: Paulo Gazzaniga, Danny Rose, Davinson Sanchez, Victor Wanyama, Heung-min Son, Fernando Llorente, Harry Winks.
Subs: Simon Mignolet, Joel Matip, Alberto Moreno, Fabinho, Daniel Sturridge, Jordan Henderson, Xherdan Shaqiri.
Tottenham Hotspur vs Liverpool Last Meeting:
Their last meeting at Wembley ended in a 4-1 for the hosts where Pochettino’s men outplayed the Reds entirely. Harry Kane scored a brace whereas Heung-min Son and Dele Alli grabbed once each for Spurs. Mohamed Salah netted one consolation goal for the visitors.
Tottenham Hotspur vs Liverpool Head-To-Head Stats:
Tottenham Hotspur Win: 48
Liverpool Win: 80
Tottenham Hotspur vs Liverpool Key Players:
Christian Eriksen is the nucleus of Spurs attack who will orchestrate the game and create moves for hitman Harry Kane along with in-form Lucas Moura upfront.
Liverpool, on the other hand, will rely on their lethal front trio of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino who are already securing results for the Merseysiders.
Tottenham Hotspur vs Liverpool Current Form:
Tottenham Hotspur: L-W-W-W-W
Tottenham Hotspur vs Liverpool Betting odds (Subject To Change):
Tottenham Hotspur: 2.84
Tottenham Hotspur vs Liverpool Live Streaming:
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