Liverpool will host Tottenham Hotspurs at the Anfield in the Premier League on Saturday evening. The hosts will look forward to grab all 3 points as they chase their 20th PL title. On the other hand, Tottenham desperately need points off Liverpool as they want to keep their Top 4 hopes alive.
Liverpool managed to win 4 out of their last 5 games. Currently, they are chasing Manchester City for the all-coveted Premier League title where they trail by a point. In their last fixture, they nicked a 1-0 victory at St. James Park against Newcastle United.
The Reds from Merseyside are currently 2nd in the points table with 82 points from 34 matchdays. Already qualified for the Champions League final, Klopp and Co. will look to make the best out of the remaining domestic fixtures.
On the other hand, the Spurs managed to win only 3 out of their last 5 league games. The 3-1 victory against Leicester City will hand a boost before they make their trip up north to Anfield.
Tottenham Hotspurs are currently 5th in the league table as they managed to score 61 points from 34 matches. They are trailing by 2 points from the 4th spot, which Arsenal, their North London rivals, currently hold. Antonio Conte has to make the best out of his squad to climb to the 4th spot that guarantees UCL football. Not to mention, the North London derby in the upcoming week will be a key fixture in determining so.
Liverpool vs Tottenham: Team News, Suspensions and Injuries
For Liverpool, Joel Matip, Jordan Henderson and Luis Diaz could return to the starting lineup after they started off the bench at Estadio de la Cerámica. Earlier, Klopp mentioned they are assessing Roberto Firmino.
Tottenham will be without their Spanish left-back Sergio Reguilon who picked a groin injury. Spurs boss Antonio Conte mentioned he might be unavailable for the rest of the season. Additionally, Matt Doherty, Oliver Skipp and Japhet Tanganga will also miss the rest of the campaign through injury. This leaves the Italian manager to work with only 15 players to secure their Top 4 hopes.
Liverpool: Allison; Trent, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson; Fabinho, Henderson, Thiago; Salah, Mane, Diaz
Tottenham: Lloris; Romero, Dier, Davies; Emerson, Hojbjerg, Bentancur, Sessegnon; Kulusevski, Son, Kane.
The last time when both the teams faced each other in the league in London, the 90 minutes ended in a 2-2 draw. A lot changed since. Shortly, Liverpool will go all guns blazing this time knowing their quadruple dream is still on. On the other hand, Tottenham succumbed to a lot of injuries which might hamper their chances of winning going into the match.
Score Prediction: Liverpool 2-1 Tottenham
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