3-4-2-1: Pochettino To Make 2 Key Changes | Expected Tottenham XI vs Liverpool
Tottenham take on high-flying Liverpool at Wembley on Saturday afternoon. Here is the side we think Mauricio Pochettino will select
Tottenham will want to bounce back from the defeat to Watford when they take on high-flying Liverpool at Wembley on Saturday afternoon. Here is the side we think Mauricio Pochettino will select for the game:
Goalkeeper: Tottenham will continue to be without first choice goalkeeper Hugo Lloris as the French international has been ruled out for several weeks with a thigh injury. Therefore, Michel Vorm will once again deputise between the sticks.
Defence: Tottenham played a back three against Watford and while the performance at Vicarage Road would have frustrated Pochettino, I think we might see him stick with the same system against Liverpool.
Toby Alderweireld appears to have forced his way back in to Pochettino’s side so the Belgian international should keep his place alongside compatriot Jan Vertonghen while youngster Davinson Sanchez could get another start at the back.
Midfield: Kieran Trippier is almost certain to keep his place in the right wing-back position but we could see a change on the opposite flank with Danny Rose coming in for Ben Davies. Rose started during the win over Man Utd last month while Davies was recalled at Watford so we should see Pochettino rotating the duo throughout the campaign.
Mousa Dembele should keep his place in midfield but Eric Dier is expected to be given a recall after being dropped to the bench during the defeat to Waford before the international break.
Victor Wanyama and Harry Winks may have to make-do with places among the substitutes but Moussa Sissoko remains out through injury.
Attack: Tottenham have been dealt a major blow with the news that Dele Alli has been ruled out after picking up a muscle injury while away on international duty with England last weekend.
Heung-min Son returned to training on Wednesday after helping South Korea win a gold medal at the Asian Games but after playing 8 games in the space of 26 days, the attacker is unlikely to be risked from the start against Liverpool.
Christian Eriksen could therefore move in to a more advanced role to replace Alli with Lucas Moura expected to keep his place in attack after enjoying an excellent start to the new season.
There are growing concerns over Harry Kane fitness as he’s not looked 100 percent in recent months but the England international will obviously still lead the line up front on Saturday afternoon.
Here is how I expect Spurs to line-up:
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