Competition: Premier League – Liverpool vs. Tottenham Hotspur
Venue: Anfield – Saturday, April 2 – 17:30 BST (12:30 ET)
Match Odds: Liverpool 6/4 – Draw 12/5 – Tottenham 7/4
Jurgen Klopp’s side suffered a shock 3-2 defeat to Southampton before the international break after having a comfortable 2-0 advantage.
European football is still on the agenda for Liverpool, they sit 9th but are only six points off the top four, we can expect plenty of changes to the table during the run-in to the end of the season.
Liverpool have scored 18 goals and are unbeaten against Tottenham in the last six meetings between the sides.
Tottenham are still within a shout of winning the league, they are five points off top spot so they must ensure they win every game until the end of the season to do everything they can to challenge for the title.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side look destined for a top four finish now barring an unthinkable run of poor form, Spurs fans would have been more than happy with their side securing Champions League football at the start of the season.
Tottenham secured a convincing 3-0 win over Bournemouth before the international break. They started that game incredibly well, scoring within a minute, if they can start this game in similar fashion they will no doubt cause Liverpool problems.
Liverpool have six injury concerns coming into this tie. Christian Benteke, Joe Gomez, Danny Ings, Lucas Leiva and Jordan Rossiter are all out, while Roberto Firmino is a doubt.
Tottenham have a shorter injury list, with just four players who could miss out. Nabil Bentaleb and Clinton N’Jie are both expected to be out, while Jan Vertonghen and Erik Lamela are both doubts.
Liverpool’s last five: D/W/W/W/L
Tottenham’s last five: W/L/D/W/W
Key Stat: Liverpool are unbeaten in 15 of their last 16 home games against Spurs in all competitions.
Key Player: Harry Kane – The Spurs goal machine has netted 21 in the league this season and scored a stunner for England to spark their comeback against Germany in the international break, he is in great form and will be looking to cause Liverpool problems this weekend.
Liverpool 1-2 Tottenham Hotspur – Tottenham to just edge it and put a winless run of six games against Liverpool behind them. If Spurs are to lose in this one they could find themselves completely out of the race for the title, so there is added pressure on Pochettino’s side to perform here.