|Liverpool has a chance to make a big statement when they visit Tottenham on Sunday, how will Spurs receive them? (Photo credit: Sky Sports)
Tottenham Hotspur left it really late but eventually got the job done away at the Stade Velodrome to land the top spot in their champions league group and would hope to take that form to the premier league when Liverpool visits on Sunday.
Spurs have been indifferent of late and they would need a
strong result against Liverpool to believe again; Antonio Conte’s men rallied
from two goals down to beat Bournemouth 3-2 last weekend, is this the rally
Liverpool is having a torrid season. They managed to beat
Napoli 2-0 in midweek but still finished behind the Italian side and would now
play group winners in the round of sixteen. Can Liverpool draw inspiration from
the champions league game?
The Kops have lost back-to-back league games to teams they
typically maul – Nottingham Forest away and Leeds United at home, how do you
make sense out of what is happening to Jurgen Klopp’s side at the moment?
There’s an injury situation at both ends. The hosts watched
Heung Min Son walk off the pitch in some degree of discomfort against Marseille
and the South Korean is now in danger of missing out of the World Cup after eye
Liverpool still has the trio of Diogo Jota, Luis Diaz, and
Naby Keita out and will have to improvise if anyone drops off again; can we
attribute Liverpool’s poor form to injuries, or the players have burned out
following last season’s league and champions league disappointments?
How will they line up? Tottenham will set up to defend,
Antonio Conte isn’t about to change his style for anyone and Liverpool must
find a way past the low block. Pierre Emile Hojberg will be immense and so
would be Thiago Alcantara if he is fit enough to dictate proceedings in the
Both sides need to win, Liverpool is fast losing relevance
and fear factor in the league. The Kops are no longer in the title race and are
slipping out of the top six conversations, are you worried for Klopp and the
Kops? Tottenham would like to close the gap at the top, this is their chance.