Tottenham vs Liverpool Preview | Team News | Expected Line-Ups | Predicted Score

By on September 14, 2018

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Tottenham will want to bounce back from the defeat to Watford when they take on high-flying Liverpool at Wembley on Saturday afternoon. 

Spurs enjoyed a positive start to the new season after winning their opening three matches – including an impressive 3-0 win at Manchester United – but that run ended with a 2-1 defeat at Vicarage Road before the international break.

Mauricio Pochettino will be desperate to make amends for that disappointing loss and prove Tottenham are genuine title contenders with a positive result tomorrow but that won’t be easy against an in-form Liverpool side.

The Merseysiders have won their opening four games for the first time in Premier League history and it’s their best start for 28 years having registered wins over West Ham, Crystal Palace, Brighton and Leicester City.

Jurgen Klopp is refusing to get carried away but there is no doubt Liverpool are going to be right up there at the end of the season and another win over Tottenham will only reinforce the view that the Reds will be Man City’s closest challengers for the title.

Team news

Tottenham have been dealt a blow with the news that Dele Alli will miss the game tomorrow after suffering a hamstring injury while away with England during the international break.

Hugo Lloris will also miss out as he’s nursing a thigh injury that will keep him out for several weeks but Heung-min Son is back from the Asian Games and should be in the squad. Moussa Sissoko is still missing with a hamstring problem.

As for Liverpool, they’ll be without Adam Lallana due to a groin injury that saw him withdraw from the England squad last week but Simon Mignolet has shaken off a minor hand injury.

Expected line-ups

Predicted score

Tottenham 1-1 Liverpool: Spurs won this fixture 4-1 last season and Pochettino has an excellent home record against their fellow top-six sides. However, Liverpool have tightened their defence since that disappointing day at Wembley last October as they’ve conceded just 23 goals in their last 33 games and I fancy them to get at least a point tomorrow. Players can sometimes find it tough immediately after the international break so I wouldn’t be surprised to see a 1-1 draw.

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