Tottenham Hotspur vs Liverpool: All about this high octane encounter
Tottenham Hotspur will lock horns with Liverpool, today, in their fifth Premier League outing of the season. The league table shows a lot is at stake for both teams. Spurs will go all out to win this match after being beaten by Watford, whereas, Liverpool would want to continue their unbeaten run. Klopp and Pochettino, both master tacticians, will try to out-think each other.
Some interesting facts to gear you up for the match
A total of 22 penalties have been shot in clashes between these two sides, more than any other head-to-head fixture in Premier League history. Spurs have won 14 Premier League matches against Liverpool while losing 23 and drawing 15. A win, for Tottenham, would equal their best tally of 12 points after 5 matches of a season.
Details on the Tottenham squad
Two major players for Tottenham, goal-keeper Hugo Lloris, along with Dele Alli will not be available due to injuries. Lloris is nursing a thigh injury while Dele will be out because of his hamstring troubles. Pochettino might field a 3-2-3-2 formation with Lucas Moura and Harry Kane leading the attack. Son will also be back after his Asian Games exploits.
How are Liverpool looking before the clash?
Lallana will miss out on the encounter owing to a groin injury suffered during the international break. Mignolet is fit and has recovered post his hand injury. Klopp may use his usual formula of playing a 4-3-3 formation with Salah, Mane, and Firmino leading the attack. Liverpool have wasted a lot of chances in their earlier games, a problem they should rectify.
Players to watch out for during the fixture
Special attention will be on newcomer Lucas of Tottenham, after his spectacular performance against Manchester United. Mane has outshone all Liverpool forwards this term and it shall be no surprise if the Senegalese pulls off another magnificent performance against Spurs. Son's return will be special for Spurs fans as he can reinvigorate their attack. However, he might not feature in starting XI.
Predicted line-up and TV listing
Tottenham XI: Vorm, Alderweireld, Sanchez, Vertonghen, Trippier, Dembele, Dier, Davies, Eriksen, Moura, Kane. Liverpool XI: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Virgil van Dijk, Robertson, Henderson, Milner, Keita, Salah, Mane, Firmino. The match will be telecast at 5:00 PM IST and fans can watch it on Star Sports Select, Star Sports Select HD, and Hotstar.