The Reds could break Spurs’ title ambitions.
Last updated: April 1, 2016 by Leon Marshal
|Coverage:||Sky Sports 1, BBC 5 Live|
|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.
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
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 (Tottenham) : “Alli is very young, he needs to learn.”
|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.|
|Tottenham (4-2-3-1):||Lloris, Wimmer, Rose, Alderweireld, Walker, Dier, Dembele, Lamela, Eriksen, Chadli, Kane.|
|Subs||Vertonghen, Son, Mason, Vorm, Alli, Trippier, Davies.|
So far this season
|Liverpool this season||Tottenham this season|
|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|
|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′|