Champions League

Liverpool Team News and Predicted Line-up Against Tottenham Hotspur

The biggest match of this game week 13 is here, between Liverpool against Tottenham Hotspur on Wednesday night. The Reds will host Tottenham at Anfield where they lost a Premier League game the last time almost 4 years ago.

The battle between the two greatest tactical masterminds, ‘The Normal One’ Jurgen Klopp vs ‘The Special One’ Jose Mourinho always remained with anticipation for both the players and the audience. A great treat for football fans all around the globe.

The head to head between these two teams in recent years will make Liverpool fans very happy. The Merseysiders haven’t lost to Tottenham in the last six meetings in all competitions since the 4-1 defeat at Wembley Stadium, coining five victories for Liverpool. Tottenham haven’t won at Anfield since back in 2011 and have only beaten Liverpool three times in the last 10-years.

Since the 7-2 thrashing at Villa Park against Aston Villa, the Red Giants has been undefeated for 8 successive Premier League matches. They haven’t dropped a point at home in the league so far, played 6, and won all of them with an average of 3 goals a match.

They stand 2nd at the moment in goal difference, they have the same number of points as Tottenham. With 25 points in 12 matches, Liverpool has pooled for its journey to the much-awaited 30-year long victory.

The players haven’t showcased their impressive play so far this season, they already lost 11 points compared to last season where they only lost 15 in the whole season.

Do Liverpool injuries opt for a winning chase for Tottenham?

Liverpool drew 1-1 in their last match away to Fulham. Their away form this season has been atrocious. They only managed to secure 7 points in 6 matches with only one win and they are 16th at the moment in terms of away form and conceded 12 goals. Even Newcastle United and Arsenal have had a better away form than them.

Liverpool is struggling with many injury issues in this tough and congested season as a reason for inflexible protocols. But the best news is that they’ve projected for a tough fight for their opponents, unbeatable at home in the league.

Joel Matip was taken off against Fulham at halftime due to back spasms, Jordan Henderson had to play at the back with Fabinho. But he should be fit enough to start the game. Otherwise Henderson and Fabinho will start at the back.

Virgil van Dijk, Thiago Alcantara, Joe Gomez, James Milner and Xherdan Shaqiri remain sidelined, while Naby Keita is not expected to be available after suffering a fresh muscle injury.

Diogo Jota and Kostas Tsimikas have also joined the long list of injury concerns, both of them could miss up to two months after picking up injuries in last week’s Champions League consolation match against FC Midtjylland.

Liverpool line-up against Tottenham:

Klopp will go with his preferred 4-3-3 formation for this match to top the table. Undoubtedly, the first-choice famous three fronts of Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino, and the Egyptian king Mohamed Salah will take off with a powerful pace.

Expected Look-outs for Liverpool:

Mohamed Salah has a pretty good record against Tottenham, he has 5 goals and an assist in seven appearances. Including the goal from a penalty in the Champions League final in Madrid.

Jose Mourinho will set up his team to be solid in defense and hit Liverpool in transition. With so many injury problems in defense for Liverpool, there is no halt for the duo of Son Heung-Min and Harry Kane.

This game will show us whether the Spurs is considered a Championship contender against the deserving Liverpool. The most important game of the 20/21 season that will give us a hint about the future of these two teams.

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