Get ready for the upcoming Liverpool vs. Tottenham Premier League match with the latest team news and free match highlights. The game will be broadcast live on [highlight color=”yellow”]Sky Sports[/highlight], allowing fans to watch the action unfold in real-time.
Liverpool will have the chance to win their fourth consecutive Premier League match of the season when they host Tottenham at Anfield. However, Tottenham has undergone significant managerial changes in the last five weeks, with more managers than Liverpool has had in the past 11 years. Ahead of this crucial match, here are ten key things to remember for Liverpool vs. Tottenham.
Liverpool Receives Mixed Team News Ahead of Tottenham Clash
Liverpool’s manager Jurgen Klopp has provided an update on the team ahead of their upcoming match against Tottenham. After missing their previous match against West Ham as a precaution, defender Ibrahima Konate is expected to return to the starting lineup following Klopp’s announcement that he “will be back.”
However, forward Diogo Jota sustained a knock on his back in the previous match, and although he is expected to feature, his fitness will need to be assessed closer to the match.
In more positive news, midfielder Naby Keita is set to return to training on Friday after missing a significant period due to injury.
Unfortunately, Liverpool will still be without striker Roberto Firmino, who is still out due to injury, as well as defenders Stefan Bajcetic and Calvin Ramsay, who are both long-term absentees.
Liverpool’s mixed team news comes ahead of a crucial match against Tottenham, where the Reds will be looking to continue their recent form and secure three points against a strong opponent. With several key players expected to feature, Liverpool will be hoping to build on their recent victories and continue their push towards European football qualification.
Klopp to Prioritize “Readiness to Counter-Press” in Liverpool’s Starting XI against Tottenham
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is expected to prioritize a “readiness to counter-press” when selecting his starting XI against Tottenham. This philosophy has been a key part of Klopp’s tactical approach since his arrival at the club, and he is likely to stick by it for the upcoming match.
With this in mind, midfielder Curtis Jones is expected to retain his spot in midfield, along with forward Diogo Jota, provided he is fit to play. Both players have performed well in recent weeks and have shown they can contribute to Liverpool’s counter-pressing approach.
Klopp may also consider rotating his squad, given Liverpool’s busy schedule of six games in 19 days. Midfielders Jordan Henderson or Fabinho could be rested, with Thiago being a likely replacement.
Assuming that Klopp sticks to his preferred tactical approach and takes into account the demands of Liverpool’s fixture schedule, the predicted starting XI for Liverpool against Tottenham could be as follows: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Konate, Van Dijk, Robertson; Fabinho, Henderson, Jones; Salah, Jota, Gakpo.
Liverpool will be hoping that this line-up will continue their recent good form and secure a crucial victory against a strong Tottenham side in what promises to be an exciting encounter between two top Premier League teams.
Tottenham faces Liverpool in a crucial Premier League match, but their form has been inconsistent and disappointing in recent months, with managerial changes failing to improve their fortunes. Ryan Mason is in charge until the end of the season and will need to rally his team against Liverpool. Tottenham must find their form quickly to stay in the race for European football qualification.
Tottenham Faces Defensive Worries Ahead of Liverpool Match
Tottenham manager Ryan Mason experimented with a back three in their recent match against Manchester United, with Clement Lenglet joining Eric Dier and Cristian Romero in defense. While Pedro Porro and Ivan Perisic provided width from the wing-back positions, the team still struggled to keep the opposition at bay.
Furthermore, Tottenham will have to deal with the absence of captain and goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, who remains injured after being withdrawn at halftime during their defeat to Newcastle. In Lloris’s absence, Fraser Forster has stepped in, but the team’s defense remains a concern.
Adding to Tottenham’s worries are the injuries of Ryan Sessegnon, Yves Bissouma, Emerson Royal, and Rodrigo Bentancur, who are all set to miss the upcoming match against Liverpool at Anfield. Tottenham will need to find solutions to their defensive problems and hope their remaining players can step up to the challenge if they hope to secure a result against a strong Liverpool team.
Fabinho Free to Play Against Tottenham After Cards Wiped
Liverpool’s Fabinho is now free to play against Tottenham after his yellow cards were wiped. The Brazilian midfielder had been walking a tightrope for the last two games, with the risk of a suspension for a booking. This comes at a crucial time as Liverpool prepares to face Tottenham, a team known for their counter-attacking prowess.
Liverpool Aiming for Fourth Double in Five Years Against Tottenham
Liverpool is aiming for their fourth double over Tottenham in the last five years, having previously beaten them 2-1 in November 2021. Only Salah and Fabinho are expected to start from the previous match. Liverpool hopes to continue their good form and secure another victory, while Tottenham will aim to turn their fortunes around.
Liverpool Fighting for European Places in Premier League
Liverpool is in a battle with Tottenham, Brighton, and Aston Villa for the remaining European places in the Premier League, with their chances of Champions League qualification seemingly out of reach. The maximum number of points Liverpool can achieve is 71, while Brighton can reach 73. Even Newcastle and Manchester United could achieve the same total with two games to spare. Finishing in fifth or sixth position would be enough to qualify for the Europa League. At the same time, the seventh spot would secure a spot in the newly formed UEFA Europa Conference League.
Liverpool will secure as many points as possible in their remaining games to boost their chances of securing a European spot next season. With several teams still in the running, the race for European football qualification promises to be an exciting one as the Premier League season draws to a close.
Salah Set to Make 300th Appearance for Liverpool
If Mohamed Salah plays in Liverpool’s upcoming match against Tottenham, it will mark his 300th appearance for the club. Only Jordan Henderson, James Milner, and Roberto Firmino have made more appearances for Liverpool than Salah.
In addition to this milestone, Salah is also on the brink of making history as he is just one goal away from joining Harry Chambers as the joint-fifth highest scorer on Liverpool’s all-time league goalscorers list with 135 goals.
Liverpool fans will be hoping that Salah can mark his 300th appearance for the club with a goal and help secure a crucial victory in their push for European football qualification.
Liverpool vs. Tottenham Live on Sky Sports Premier League
Football fans can catch the upcoming Premier League match between Liverpool and Tottenham live on Sky Sports Premier League. The match is scheduled to kick off at 4:30 pm BST.
As two of the top teams in the league, Liverpool and Tottenham’s encounter promises to be a thrilling match, with both sides battling for important points in the race for European football qualification. With the match set to be broadcast live, fans can tune in to catch all the action and witness the drama unfold as these two top teams face off on the field.