Tottenham Hotspur vs Liverpool – Combined Line-up
Tottenham Hotspur will welcome Liverpool to the Wembley stadium on Sunday to face-off in their latest English Premier League clash.
The match will be important for both sides. Spurs will come into this game after a well-fought 1-1 draw against European champions Real Madrid, while Liverpool will be on a high after destroying Maribor 7-0 in the Champions League. The Reds have not been too strong in the Premier League, however, with their most recent outing resulting in a frustrating goal-less draw against arch-rivals Manchester United – which should provide Tottenham with a strong chance of capitalising.
Let’s take a look at who makes it to the combined XI of both teams involved:
Hugo Lloris (GK)
When compared to Mignolet, Lloris has done a far better job this season. He has kept more clean sheets while also proving to be solid in front of the goal.
Kieran Trippier (RB)
Trippier continues to be a strong presence on the right-hand side for urs, and is likely to take up his usual role against Liverpool.
Joel Matip (CB)
Matip is the only Liverpool defender who has consistently performed well for the Reds, thus earning him a place in the combined line-up.
Toby Alderweireld (CB)
Easily the best defender who’d take the pitch when the game commences on Sunday. He’s so crucial to this Tottenham team and Pochettino relies heavily on him for defensive solidity.
Jan Vertonghen (LB)
Vertonghen has been quite compact and strong in this position for Spurs, and will have to work hard to keep Harry Kane at bay, whichever position he may start the game in.
Eric Dier (DM)
Dier has been slowly getting his groove back. He has been guarding the defence well while also supplementing power towards attacking runs up front.
Georginio Wijnaldum (CM)
After a slow start, Wijnaldum proved to be quite influential as Liverpool beat Maribor 7-0. The player is likely to be deployed against Spurs as well.
Philippe Coutinho (LW)
The Brazilian play-maker continues to be a sensational player in Liverpool’s ranks. He has proven to be key in terms of orchestrating attacks and he will be crucial against Spurs.
Christian Eriksen (CAM)
Christian Eriksen has been phenomenal for Tottenham this season and looks like he’s in great form. Makes it to this line-up ahead of Dele Alli.
Mohamed Salah (RW)
The Egyptian continues to be a dangerous presence in Liverpool’s forward line. Of course, much has been said about how his finishing could improve but Salah is known for his relentless efforts towards creating chances of Liverpool.
Harry Kane (CF)
Widely touted as the best striker in England right now, Harry Kane definitely trumps Roberto Firmino to earn a spot in the combined lineup. He has been raking in goals ever since he broke out of his dreaded ‘August jinx’, and should continue his fiery form even against Liverpool.