Premier League, Liverpool vs Tottenham: Preview, Dream11 and more
Premier League leaders Liverpool will be wanting to maintain their unbeaten run in the 2019-20 season. The Reds host Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield in a high-octane clash on Sunday. Liverpool held Manchester United to a 1-1 draw last weekend. Tottenham haven't been at their best and the results have been telling. Here we present the complete match preview.
Team news and selection
Liverpool right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold is set to be available after illness. Fellow full-back Andrew Robertson has recovered from a knock sustained in the midweek. Xherdan Shaqiri is unavailable and central defender Joel Matip could miss a third straight match because of a knee problem. For Spurs, Hugo Lloris remains sidelined. Ryan Sessengon has recovered from a hamstring issue.
What did the managers say?
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is wary about Spurs. "What I can say is what I saw on Tuesday night and that was a very good Tottenham team playing well." Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino said, "It doesn't mean we are going to go to Anfield and win 5-0 because we were nice all together. But it is going to help in the long term."
Dream11: Salah and Kane lead a strong unit on offer
Alisson Becker leads the line in goal in this Dream11 side. Arnold and Danny Rose fill up the full-back slots. The experienced Virgil van Dijk and Toby Alderweireld are the central defenders. The two-man mid-field comprises of Harry Winks and Georginio Wijnaldum. Sadio Mane and Lucas Moura provide the width. Mohamed Salah (captain) is the number 10 and supports lone striker Harry Kane (vice-captain).
A look at the stats ahead of this match
Tottenham's 4-1 win at Wembley in October 2017 is their only success in the past 15 meetings against Liverpool in all competitions. If Klopp's side wins this match, they will equal the Premier League record of 28 points after the opening 10 fixtures. Liverpool haven't lost in 44 successive matches at Anfield. Tottenham have won only three of their past 12 Premier League games.
Timing, TV listing and match prediction
The match will be telecast live on the Star Sports Network. It is set to start at 10:00 PM IST on Sunday. We feel Liverpool will get past Spurs at home and keep the six-point gap over Manchester City.