Mourinho To Ring In The Changes | Predicted 4-3-3 Tottenham Hotspur Lineup Vs Liverpool

Tottenham Vs Liverpool Tactical Preview - Mourinho could ring in the changes.
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Tottenham Hotspur are hoping to take advantage of Liverpool’s horrific run of form when they take on the defending champions on Thursday. It could be a vital match for both sides, with the Lilywhites, in particular, finally looking to get back into the top four after securing five wins in their last six matches in all competitions.

Predicted Tottenham Hotspur Lineup Vs Liverpool

Defence

Jose Mourinho is naturally expected to ring in the changes from the side that secured a 4-1 win over Wycombe in the FA Cup. Serge Aurier was not risked on Monday, so we expect him to replace Japhet Tanganga at right-back, although new signing Matt Doherty could also be an option.

Sergio Reguilon, on the other hand, should replace Ben Davies on the opposite flank. The Spaniard could brace himself for a difficult evening against Trent Alexander-Arnold this midweek.

Another guaranteed change in defence should see Hugo Lloris coming in for Joe Hart in between the sticks while there could be alterations in central defence as well. Eric Dier, in particular, is a surefire starter after being rested against Wycombe. Mourinho has multiple options as far as his defensive partner is concerned, but the Spurs manager may persist with Toby Alderweireld, ahead of Joe Rodon or Davinson Sanchez.

Predicted Tottenham Hotspur Lineup Vs Liverpool - Aurier back in contention.
HIGH WYCOMBE, ENGLAND – JANUARY 25: Tanguy Ndombele and Serge Aurier of Tottenham Hotspur arrive at the stadium prior to The Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round match between Wycombe Wanderers and Tottenham Hotspur at Adams Park on January 25, 2021 in High Wycombe, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Alex Burstow/Getty Images)

Midfield

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg should be reinstated in the midfield unit for Tottenham. His second-half contribution was essential in the club’s victory over Wycombe and the Dane will hope to make a similar impact this time around.

Harry Winks is the prime contender to partner Hojbjerg following his impressive display in the last game. These two will thus look to support Tanguy Ndombele in the Spurs midfield, with the latter hoping to provide creative output as he did in the win over Wycombe.

Attack

Mourinho is expected to make wholesale changes in the attacking department as well. The star attacking duo of Harry Kane and Son Heung-Min are guaranteed to return to the fray, after making late substitute appearances against Wycombe. These two need to perform to their full potential if Spurs are to have any chances of beating Liverpool this midweek.

As such, the support provided by the additional attacker in Steven Bergwijn could be key, although Mourinho does have a host of alternatives including Gareth Bale, Erik Lamela and Lucas Moura while Carlos Vinicius can also operate in a wider attacking role.

Jack O’Brien

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