Liverpool play host to Tottenham Hotspur in Sunday’s Premier League showdown at Anfield. The top-flight rivals are separated by the margin of just two points, and the weekend result could have a say on which club finishes in the top-four at the end of the season.
Jurgen Klopp’s side ended a run of two defeats across all competitions as they secured a thumping 3-0 win at Huddersfield Town, but this performance was superseded by Spurs, who dominated the proceedings versus Manchester United in a comfortable 2-0 victory.
Players to watch for:
Mohamed Salah – Liverpool: The Egypt international is enjoying the best-scoring season of his career, and his performances have played a significant role towards the Reds’ push for Champions League football. Salah has netted five goals in his previous five outings (ESPN) and his tendency to try long shots keeps the opposition keeper on alert in most occasions. Salah couldn’t find his scoring in the 4-1 defeat in the reverse fixture, but with the game at Anfield, Spurs can prepare themselves for sleek attacking football from the off.
Harry Kane – Tottenham Hotspur: Likewise Salah, Kane has been the orchestrator in the Spurs’ frontline with his contribution remaining key as always. The Englishman put the Reds’ defence to the sword with a goal in either half in the reverse fixture, and his overall record against the Merseyside outfit is impressive with four goals and two assists in just six meetings (ESPN). Aside from his scoring exploits, Kane is also a brilliant a target man who can link-up play, and this offers opportunities for the likes of Dele Alli to find the scoresheet.
Liverpool will be desperately eyeing for revenge after their 4-1 mauling at the Wembley. However, we anticipate the game to finish in a high-scoring draw with Spurs likely to be full on confidence after their ruthless performance versus United.
Liverpool 2-2 Tottenham Hotspur