Liverpool hosts Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield on Saturday in a huge Premier League match in view of the title race and top-four spot.
After qualifying for the Champions League final on Tuesday, the focus now switches back to the league for Jurgen Klopp’s team who can go two points clear of Manchester City with a victory against the North London club.
Liverpool V Tottenham Team News
- Luis Diaz will certainly start this one after saving Liverpool from an embarrassing Champions League exit in midweek.
- Roberto Firmino travelled to Spain in midweek but wasn’t in the squad. He is nearing a return, though won’t start this one.
- Jordan Henderson will likely return in place of Naby Keita to face Tottenham as Jurgen Klopp continues to rotate his midfielders.
- Joel Matip should be back in the side to face Tottenham after Ibrahima Konate got the nod against Villarreal.
- Tottenham suffered no fresh injury concerns in their 3-1 win over Leicester and remain without quartet Matt Doherty, Sergio Reguilon, Japhet Tanganga and Oliver Skipp.
- Antonio Conte should make one change to his XI here, with Dejan Kulusevski replacing Lucas Moura in the attack.
Liverpool V Tottenham Match Facts
- Liverpool have won their last 12 home matches (Premier League)
- Liverpool have kept a clean sheet in 8 of their last 9 matches (Premier League).
- Liverpool have seen over 2.5 goals in 8 of their last 10 matches against Tottenham in all competitions.
- Liverpool have scored at least 2 goals in their last 6 home matches against Tottenham in all competitions.
- Liverpool are undefeated in their last 11 home matches against Tottenham in all competitions.
- Liverpool have scored at least 2 goals in 8 of their last 9 home matches (Premier League).
- Tottenham have kept a clean sheet in their last 3 away matches (Premier League).
Our prediction: Liverpool 3-2 Tottenham Spurs
Liverpool have what it takes to beat Mourinho’s men at Anfield. However, it won’t be an easy task. Liverpool are the favourites but recent meetings between the two have generally been close matches. The reverse fixture ended 2-2 with Andy Robertson being sent off for Liverpool.