Pochettino Without Key Trio: Predicted Tottenham Line-Up vs Liverpool

By on February 9, 2017

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Tottenham will look to keep the pressure on at the top of the table when they take on Liverpool at Anfield on Saturday evening.

Here is the side we think Mauricio Pochettino will select for the game:

Goalkeeper: Hugo Lloris made a successful return to action during last weekend’s 1-0 win over Middlesbrough after recovering from illness so the French international will continue between the sticks on Saturday.

Defence: Spurs will have to make do without Danny Rose as the defender continues to nurse a knee injury that he picked up ten days ago. The England ace received positive news following a consultation with a specialist but no timescale has been put on his recovery just yet.

Ben Davies will therefore continue at left-back while Kyle Walker should once again occupy the right-back berth despite the return to fitness of Kieran Trippier.

Jan Vertonghen is making good progress in his recovery from ankle ligament damage but the Belgian international remains out so Eric Dier is expected to continue alongside Toby Alderweireld at the back.

Pochettino has favoured a back three during many games against the ‘big 6’ this season but with Vertonghen unavailable he may opt to stick with a back four as Kevin Wimmer has failed to impress when given the chance.

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Midfield: I don’t expect there to be any changes in the middle of the park so Victor Wanyama should continue alongside Mousa Dembele against Liverpool this weekend.

Attack: Hueng-min Son worked hard against Middlesbrough last weekend so he’s expected to retain his place in attack with Erik Lamela continuing to miss out as he recovers from a hip injury.

I don’t see Pochettino making many changes to his forward line so we should once again see Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen support Harry Kane in attack.

Here is how I think we’ll see Spurs line-up:

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One Comment

  1. HotspurForever

    February 10, 2017 at 2:02 am

    Hi If Poch starts with a flat back 4 this Saturday, then we will not break the curse at Anfield and lose out again. In the other post that I read, Klopp will play Wijnaldum in a 4-3-3 formation, with Henderson in the centre and Lallana on the left hand side. Their 3 upfront men will be Firmno, Coutinho and Mane. A very strong attacking line-up with fast pace attackers and they are liked playing with a 5 or 6 men upfront including Henderson as just a holding mid. If he thinks that Wimmer is not impressing with his performance, IMHO, then I will pull Wanyama back to cover as a makeshift CB n starts Winks or Sissoko in midfield. Or should we put Davies back in a 3 men backline with Walker pushing up on the right. My idea is to start with a 5 men backline to contain their attacks (5-3-2, forget about playing Winks or Sissoko) and they will start to attack by not giving us any breather once the starting whistle goes on Saturday. We shall swoop to a 3-4-3 when we have the chance to attack with Walker/Davies pushing up on the wing and Wanyama stay on as LCB or Walker/Wanyama pushing up and retain Davies as across a 3 man backline. What do you think fellow Spurs supporters? Sorry for the long winded comments..

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