Liverpool will lock their horns against Tottenham Hotspur in a very crucial game in the scenario of finishing at the top four positions at the end of the season. After a couple of defeats, in the Premier League first against Swansea City and then getting eliminated from the FA Cup, by West Brom, Liverpool finally secured a 3-0 win over Huddersfield last evening. The Reds were back in form, as they scored thrice in an emphatic win over their league rivals, ensuring that they just got the win at a very crucial time.
Emre Can scored the opener, followed by Firmino and then Salah scoring a goal from the penalty spot, which helped Jurgen Klopp’s team secure an easy win, after a week of struggling.
The Reds are all set to face off against Spurs now in the top flight of English football and what better way to go into the game, than an emphatic win. Scoring three goals and keeping a clean sheet is always a great result for any team and that win gives more joy, when it comes in a game away from home.
The Merseyside outfit will have their tails up at the moment, as they look to climb up the points table and finish in the top four, if not more.
With transfer windows filled with speculations about a potential departure from Anfield, Can decided to stay put and remain with the Reds, for now at least. This was a huge boost for the German manager, who did not sign too many stars as it is and it trying to get the right combination for his side, to win his first title with the Merseyside outfit.
This might give hopes to the management and the fans that his compatriot Can decides to extend his stay at the club, though there have been strong links of a potential move to Juventus or Manchester City. Klopp had earlier claimed that he is powerless with regards to keeping hold of the midfield star and only time will tell, what will happen in this transfer saga, though if the player can keep performing well, he might remain at the club for a longer period of time.
Team News :
Alberto Moreno could be missing for this game, due to an injury problem. Otherwise, Klopp will have the full squad in his hand to play. Mignolet will start in Liverpool goal against Manchester City while Gomez, Lovren, Van Dijk and Milner are expected to start against City while Chamberlain, Can and Wijnaldum will be in the midfield for Liverpool. Mane, Salah and Firmino will start in the attacking line for Liverpool against the mighty Tottenham Hotspur side.
Tottenham Hotspur :
Lloris will start at Tottenham goal. Vertonghen, Sanchez and Davies will start in the defense. Trippier, Dier, Dembele and Rose will take positions in the midfield while Eriksen,Alli and Kane will be leading Spurs from the upfront.
Possible Starting Eleven :
Tottenham Hotspur : (3-4-3)
Goalkeeper : Lloris.
Defenders : Sanchez, Vertonghen, Davies.
Midfielders : Trippier, Dembele, Dier, Rose.
Attackers : Eriksen, Alli, Kane.
Liverpool : (4-3-3)
Goalkeeper : Mignolet.
Defenders : Gomez, Lovren, Van Dijk, Robertson.
Midfielders : Milner, Henderson, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain,
Attackers : Mane, Salah, Firmino.
My Score Prediction :
Liverpool 2-3 Tottenham