Match Preview: Liverpool vs Tottenham

Liverpool face Spurs at Anfield on Sunday in their first meeting since the reds beat Mauricio Pochettino’s men in the Champions League Final back in June.

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Jurgen Klopp’s men come off the back of a 4-1 win against Genk on Thursday night, hoping to continue their unbeaten start to the league season.

Team News

After missing Wednesday’s win in Belgium, Jurgen Klopp will be looking to recall defenders Joel Matip and Trent Alexander Arnold. Trent missed the game due to a virus whilst Matip took a knock to the knee in the 1-1 draw at Manchester United, last Sunday.

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Matip is a doubt for Sunday’s game with Klopp saying “we have to see. I don’t know 100 per cent.” Whereas Trent “looked fine” in training this week.

Mohamed Salah will be looking to return to the Premier League side this weekend after sitting out the Manchester United clash with an ankle injury. In his time with the club, Salah has scored three goals against Spurs in four games and he will be looking to add to that tally this weekend.

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Spurs have no fresh injury concerns for the match at Anfield with only Ryan Sessegnon and Hugo Lloris sidelined at the moment for the North London club.

Predicted XI

After his double in midweek, Jurgen Klopp could call upon Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain into the midfield. His goals have given Klopp a selection dilemma due to the poor form of captain Jordan Henderson but in the top six clashes he usually opts for the Fabinho-Wijnaldum-Henderson midfield.

Lovren may keep his place in the team, should Matip not be available, and the usual front three are all fit to start against Spurs.

What to Expect

Despite their poor recent form, Spurs are still a very dangerous attacking team that is capable of beating anybody.

This season they took a point at the champions Manchester City, despite having three shots on goal in a 2-2 draw.

After their 5-0 win in midweek, Liverpool should be wary of Spurs’ threats as they have good attacking players that could trouble the reds, like they did last season, despite losing 2-1.

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Prediction

I think it will be a tough game but I think Liverpool’s quality will be the difference in a 3-1 win.

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