Liverpool will take on a club in crisis, Tottenham Hotspur, in the Premier League this weekend. Can the Reds pile yet more misery on the North London club?
Liverpool are set to be without Stefan Bajcetic, Roberto Firmino and Calvin Ramsay for their game against Spurs. Additionally, both Naby Keita and Ibrahima Konate are doubts – Keita is highly unlikely to feature, but Konate could be fit to play.
In their last Premier League encounter, Liverpool defeated West Ham United in a somewhat controversial manner. The Reds were 2-1 up, thanks to goals from Cody Gakpo and Joel Matip, when Thiago appeared to handle the ball in the penalty area. Ultimately, the Hammers’ protests were waved off and Liverpool collected the three points.
Meanwhile, Tottenham were roundly trounced at the hands of Newcastle United in their last Premier League game. The Toon went 5-0 up before 30 minutes had passed, as Jacob Murphy, Alexander Isak, Joelinton and Callum Wilson all got their names on the scoresheet. Spurs’ sole response, scored by Harry Kane, was but a mere consolation.
When the two teams last played each other in the league, Liverpool defeated Spurs at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium by a score of 2-1. Mohamed Salah scored both goals for the Reds, as Spurs’ late fightback failed to fully materialise – can Liverpool repeat the feat at Anfield?