The title contenders, Tottenham Hotspurs, face the Defending Champions Liverpool at Anfield on Thursday.
Both Liverpool and Tottenham have 25 points in 12 games this season, but Tottenham are currently ahead on the basis of their superior goal difference.
A win by either of the team would give them a lead against their title rivals.
LIVERPOOL VS TOTTENHAM: PREVIEW
The stage could hardly be more set as Liverpool face Tottenham, the deadly Liverpool attack which has scored 26 goals this season already versus Spurs mean defense, conceded just 9 in 11 games.
Liverpool haven’t hit the heights that we saw last campaign and amid an injury crisis, Jurgen Klopp’s men have put in very lacklustre displays in their last two games.
Meanwhile, Mourinho has built an efficient and deadly Spurs side, who have bagged some hugely impressive wins already this season.
Spurs have a poor record against Liverpool, having won just one of their last 15 league games against the Reds.
Liverpool, by contrast, have won 10—including all of their last four league games against the North Londoners.
Not since 2011 have Spurs won away against Liverpool in the league, but they’ve also never before lost six consecutive matches against the Merseysiders in all competitions—a record they would break if they were defeated again on Wednesday.
Tottenham come into the clash with a 10-game unbeaten streak and have been in great form against the top six this season, winning three and drawing one.
Meanwhile, Liverpool have now gone 64 Premier League games unbeaten at home since 2017.
Liverpool form: W-D-W-D-W-D
Tottenham form: W-W-W-D-W-D
LIVERPOOL VS TOTTENHAM: TEAM NEWS
Liverpool had to make do with a centre-back partnership of Jordan Henderson and Fabinho against Fulham after Matip was taken off at half time due to back spasms.
Klopp has raised hope that the Cameroonian could recover in time for this important fixture.
Matip joins an already lengthy list of injury concerns, which now includes Diogo Jota and Kostas Tsimikas, after picking up injuries in last week’s Champions League match against FC Midtjylland.
Virgil Van Dijk, Thiago Alcantara, Joe Gomez, James Milner, Xherdan Shaqiri and Keita are all injured.
As for Spurs fans, the injury list makes for much more pleasant reading. Erik Lamela is still unable to play, and the only doubt for Wednesday is Gareth Bale.
Liverpool Predicted Line-up:
Tottenham Hotspur Predicted Line-up:
Liverpool 1-1 Tottenham Hotspur
We predict a tight game between the two with the key factor being how Klopp will organize his defense. Meanwhile, Mourinho will be hoping to hit the depleted Liverpool backline on the counter. Under Mourinho, Tottenham seems to be much more stable and could probably end Liverpool’s unbeaten run at home. Tottenham will also take confidence from having taken seven points from recent fixtures against the usual Top 6.