Tottenham vs Liverpool: Predicted Starting XI’s

By on December 13, 2013

Tottenham Hotspur welcome Liverpool to White Hart Lane on Sunday afternoon with both sides looking to boost their top-four hopes.

Spurs are currently sitting sixth in the Premier League, just three points off second-placed Liverpool, so it’s all to play for this weekend at the top of the table.

Andre Villas-Boas was able to make wholesale changes to his line-up for their midweek Europa League clash with Anzhi so a number of first team regulars are expected to be called this weekend.

The likes of Hugo Lloris, Kyle Walker, Michael Dawson, Paulinho, Sandro and Aaron Lennon are expected to be come in, while Vlad Chiriches is expected to shake off a minor knock to start at the back with Jan Vertonghen out injured.

One man who did his chances of reclaiming his first team place no harm on Thursday was Roberto Soldado, who bagged a classy hat-trick against the Russians and it should be enough to see him retain his place this weekend.

Danny Rose came through the game in midweek unscathed so could start for the second time since recovering from a foot injury, and Lewis Holtby should start in behind Soldado in attack.

As for Liverpool they will have to make-do without the services of skipper Steven Gerrard after he was ruled out for up to six weeks with a hamstring strain. Joe Allen is expected to start alongside Lucas in midfield while Jordan Henderson is likely to be passed fit despite picking up a knock last week.

With Daniel Sturridge still on the sidelines, Luis Suarez will spearhead the attack and be supported by Philippe Coutinho. Jon Flanagan should continue at left-back in the absence of Jose Enrique.

Here are the predicted line-ups:

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One Comment

  1. Yonz

    December 13, 2013 at 7:43 pm

    The person I think might change would be Chadli out Townsend in purely based on the englishmans performance during the midweek

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