Tottenham Hotspur will be on a high after beating Manchester United at Wembley earlier this week but they will have to put on a similar performance yet again or maybe a better one when they travel to Anfield on Sunday. Liverpool’s last home game ended in a 3-2 defeat to West Brom by Jurgen Klopp’s side are undefeated at Anfield this season and will be a tough nut to crack.
They are fresh from a 3-0 victory over Huddersfield Town but lost to Tottenham Hotspur in the reverse fixture at Wembley. Mauricio Pochettino will know that his side has enough quality to take a result from this game and here is the predicted lineup he might field for this tie:
For the first time this season, Spurs do not have anyone on the injury table. The likes of Toby Alderweireld, Harry Winks and Danny Rose are all back to training but might not be a part of the squad that travels to Anfield. New signing Lucas Moura will also not be fit enough for selection in this game, revealed Pochettino.
Expected lineup (4-2-3-1)
French international Hugo Lloris remains the first choice shot-stopper for Pochettino and he is expected to have a busy game against an in-form Liverpool side. The absence of Danny Rose makes Ben Davies an automatic choice at left-back while Serge Aurier could get his chance at right-back giving Trippier, who started against Manchester United a break.
Alderweireld is still absent which should see Jan Vertonghen continue as the senior CB in the side. He should partner the young Davinson Sanchez, who could be the weakling for Spurs.
Mousa Dembele was instrumental in the victory over the Red Devils earlier this week and was withdrawn late in the game. He could retain his place in the side against Liverpool, to add some creativity. Eric Dier did a decent job against Mourinho’s side and should partner Dembele in the midfield.
Harry Kane failed to find the back of the net against United but he has been effective against Liverpool in the past and will look to get back to scoring form this weekend. He should be partnered by Dele Alli, who will start in the no.10 role.
Lucas Moura is still not available for selection, which should mean that Heung-Min Son will keep his place in the side on the flank, adding pace and width to the attack. Danish playmaker Christian Eriksen, who scored the early goal at Wembley, will start on the right flank.
Here is how they might line up: