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The Reds could break Spurs’ title ambitions.

Last updated: April 1, 2016 by Leon Marshal

Game details

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Kick-off: Saturday, 5:30pm
Venue: Anfield
Coverage: Sky Sports 1, BBC 5 Live
Home form: LDWWW
Away form: WLWLD
Last season: 3-2
Competition: The Premier League

Tottenham Hotspur are 5 points below the leaders – Leicester City. Spurs easily beat Bournemouth 3-0 in their last league match. Harry Kane scored 2 goals for the Pochettino’s team and became the top goal-scorer of The Premier League. Tottenham have lost only 4 games this season, but can they handle the pressure?

On the other hand, Liverpool’s aim is to finish in The Top 4. So, The Reds will fight for the three points until the final whistle of the game. The Merseysiders have lost only 1 of their last 7 matches at Anfield in The Premier League and they have kept a clean sheet on 3 occasions. Winning the match against Tottenham would be a big step for Liverpool in the battle for a European tournament place.

Spurs are unbeaten in 13 of their last 14 Premier League matches. Mauricio Pochettino’s players won 8 of these games. But, The Reds have won their last 3 home matches against Tottenham (2 of these games finished with the correct score of 3-2). However, the match is expected to be full of interesting situations, but it’s very unpredictable.


Team News

Ben Davies was suffering from a head injury, but the Welshman is now fit and can be selected by Mauricio Pochettino for the match against Liverpool.

N’Jie and Nabil Bentaleb are injured for Spurs. The Algerian is not expected to resume full training until the end of April.

James Milner was sent off against Crystal Palace, but now his suspension has expired and the midfielder can start against Tottenham.

Alberto Moreno has a hamstring problem. Lucas Leiva and Joe Gomez are also injured for The Reds. The Brazilian will return to the pitch within a week.

Quotes of the week

klopp Jurgen Klopp (Liverpool) : “You can see a few games but you can’t see all the games, so you have to get all the information you can get and that’s what we want.”

Mauricio Pochettino coach Mauricio Pochettino (Tottenham) : “Alli is very young, he needs to learn.”


Expected line-ups:

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Liverpool (4-3-3): Mignolet, Clyne, Lovren, Sakho, Flanagan, Milner, Henderson, Can, Coutinho, Firmino, Sturridge.
Subs Bogdan, Toure, Origi, Allen, Smith, Benteke, Adam Lallana.
Injured: Ings, Rossiter, Gomez, Leiva, Moreno.
Doubtful:
Not available:
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Tottenham (4-2-3-1): Lloris, Wimmer, Rose, Alderweireld, Walker, Dier, Dembele, Lamela, Eriksen, Chadli, Kane.
Subs Vertonghen, Son, Mason, Vorm, Alli, Trippier, Davies.
Injured: N’Jie, Bentaleb.
Doubtful:
Not available:

So far this season

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Liverpool this season Tottenham this season
9 League Position 2
5 (7) (at home) Wins (away) 9 (8)
6-0 vs. Aston Villa Biggest win 5-1 vs. Bournemouth
5 (3) (at home) Draws (away) 5 (5)
3 (6) (at home) Losses (away) 2 (2)
0-3 to Watford and West Ham Biggest Defeat 1-2 to Newcastle
Firmino (8) Top scorer Kane (21)
Milner, Firmino (7) Assist Leader Alli (9)
Y50, R2 Discipline Y58, R0
8 Failures to score 6
9 Clean Sheets 11
14 Both Teams to Score Games 17
15 Over 2.5 Games 16
14 Under 2.5 Games 15
  • The Reds are undefeated in 15 of their last 16 matches at Anfield against Tottenham Hotspur in all competitions. The last time Spurs won was 5 years ago.
  • There has been the option of ‘over 2.5 goals’ scored in Liverpool’s last 5 Premier League games. The Merseysiders scored 13 goals in these matches.
  • Tottenham Hotspur have won only 6 of 73 matches against Liverpool at Anfield! Spurs have conceded 143 goals in total.
  • The first match of the season between these two teams was on 17th October and finished with a 0-0 draw at White Hart Lane.

Head to Head

Last 5 meetings between the two sides
Date Competition Game Result First Goal-scorer
17/10/15 The Premier League Tottenham 0-0 Liverpool
10/02/15 The Premier League Liverpool 3-2 Tottenham L. Marković 15′
31/08/14 The Premier League Tottenham 0-3 Liverpool R. Sterling 8′
30/03/14 The Premier League Liverpool 4-0 Tottenham Y. Kaboul (OG) 2′
15/12/13 The Premier League Tottenham 0-5 Liverpool L. Suárez 18′