Liverpool vs Tottenham predictions: Liverpool line-up
The title race is on and while Liverpool do have a two-point lead over Manchester City, Pep Guardiola and his side have a game in hand. This does put the onus on Liverpool to continue their winning streak in order to win their first ever Premier League title.
The Reds have a close to perfect team, and that should be more than enough to get them over a struggling Tottenham side. Currently on a terrible streak, Mauricio Pochettino and his men have just one win in their last five games, but have also failed to win anything in their last four games.
That streak has effectively ended their title race, but that doesn’t mean that the race for the top four is off. While Tottenham do sit in third place, they have Arsenal, Manchester United and even Chelsea hot on their heels.
This should be a big enough boost and that will prove to make Liverpool’s job even tougher.
Liverpool have their fair share of injuries, but will be boosted by the return of Joe Gomez. The versatile defender has joined first-team training according to Liverpoolfc.com, but still needs some more work before being considered for the first-team.
Elsewhere, Mohamed Salah is back from a break, with the Egyptian going home to take a breather after what has been an intense six months. He should start against Tottenham.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is on a special routine to get back to full fitness but is far from being fit for first-team football.
Probable Liverpool XI
Manager: Jurgen Klopp
Alisson Becker (GK)
The Brazilian was benched for Brazil’s first game of the international break and should be in good shape to start against Tottenham.
James Milner (RB)
With Trent Alexander-Arnold an injury doubt, the versatile midfielder should take his place.
Virgil Van Dijk (CB)
Arguably the best centre-back in the Premier League, there is no chance that Jurgen Klopp will drop him against Tottenham.
Joel Matip (CB)
While Joe Gomez has returned to full training, the Englishman is still recovering but Matip has done relatively well in his absence.
Andrew Robertson (LB)
The Scottish left-back missed out on the international break and should be ready for action against Tottenham.
Among Liverpool’s best signings this season, the Brazilian only played the final ten minutes of the second international game and should be fit enough to make the starting eleven.
Georgino Wijnaldum (CM)
One of Liverpool’s underrated stars of the season, the 28-year-old could find his way into the team with James Milner playing right-back.
Naby Keita (CM)
As he has underwhelmed in recent weeks, it’s time for the young midfielder to step up and show exactly what he is made of.
Mohamed Salah (RW)
While he has just one goal in his last eight Premier League games, Salah is still among Liverpool’s best players and is a sure starter.
Roberto Firmino (CF)
The Brazilian hasn’t had his best season but he has still been at his industrious best, working hard on the pitch.
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Sadio Mane (LW)
In the form of his life at the moment, the former Southampton man has 9 goals and 1 assist in his last nine games.