This weekend’s big clash takes place at Anfield where Tottenham visit Liverpool for a repeat of the Champions League Final only 3 months ago, although Spurs will be hoping for a different result that they witnessed that night in Madrid when Liverpool won Ol’ Big Ears for the sixth time.
LIVERPOOL – Positive team news on the home front with Salah, Oxlade-Chamberlain and Naby Keita all getting good run outs in their midweek victory over Genk, while Trent Alexander-Arnold is remaining hopeful of a return to action after recovering from an illness. However, Matip and Shaqiri will remain unavailable for Sunday’s match.
SPURS – The only injury Pochettino is facing is Hugo Lloris who is still on the road to recovery after dislocating his shoulder in the 3-0 loss to Brighton earlier this month
Spurs will be slightly more hopeful of a positive result thanks to their 5-0 thrashing of Crvena Zvezda midweek. Although they have only won 2 Premier League games at Anfield since its inception, with the likes of Son, Eriksen, Kane, and Moura, Tottenham should have enough fire power to trouble the league leaders.
Liverpool, who are currently enjoying a 44-game unbeaten run at home, would be hoping to get back to winning ways after a tough draw against Manchester United last time out that ended their winning run. And with a full squad barring a couple players to choose from you’d expect Klopp to pick his usual tried and tested lineup. Particularly with Salah back in action midweek and scoring, you’d certainly expect him to start on Sunday. Keita and Oxlade-Chamberlain also had very successful games against Genk, and it’ll be interesting to see who the boss picks in his midfield.
This game will be certainly an enjoyable game to watch and regardless of Tottenham’s troubles so far this season, they should be able to get up for a great game against the league leaders. maybe take some pointers from Man United who frustrated Liverpool for the better part of the 85 minutes last weekend. From Liverpool’s point of view, the only result they’ll be expecting is a win, as their current home form is perilous. Although Tottenham will likely gain respect, after dropping points for the first time, they’ll certainly not want to make it a habit.
Expected Line Ups:
Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Lovren, Van Dijk, Robertson, Fabinho, Keita, Wijnaldum, Salah, Firmino, Mane
Gazzaniga, Aurier, Vertonghen, Alderweireld, Rose, Sissoko, Ndombele, Winks, Alli, Son, Kane
The game will take place tomorrow, October 27th, at 16:30.