Tottenham vs Liverpool: 3 Key Battles
Jurgen Klopp’s first game in charge of Liverpool will be against Spurs at White Hart Lane. This season, Spurs are unbeaten in all but one game – the opening fixture v Manchester United. This weekend’s game is going to be a test for Klopp not as a manager but as a motivator. He will need to get this lacklustre Liverpool squad to believe in themselves that they can get the better of Tottenham while current PL manager of the month, Pochetino has to keep pulling the same strings he has in the past few weeks that has got Spurs playing some eye-catching football while not being the team that succumbs easily in the big games. Of course, such a game will have certain key battles.
1. Eriksen v Skrtel:
Christian Eriksen is without any doubt the creative drive of this Spurs squad. He’s bailed out Spurs on numerous occasions since he joined from Ajax, whether it’s late on or early in the game. Not only is he a player with individual brilliance, he always puts the team first. Eriksen has that wonderful gift that every CAM needs to possess – he finds himself on numerous situations in that magic area gap between the CB and CDM. One can argue that both the CDM and the CB need to maintain tighter lines and need superb chemistry to stop this from happening, but Martin Skrtel with the experience he has can for sure make the space lesser and with his heading ability, win the long balls that are played to the Danish international.