The Premier League enters its 3rd week and we have a superstar line up of matches. Before the international break, clubs would not like to end their winning streak and the others would like to get back to winning ways. Tottenham and Liverpool lock horns this Saturday in an early kickoff and this match has always produced some electrifying football. Liverpool have once again had a mixed start to the season. After a thrilling 4-3 win against Arsenal at the Emirates, Jurgen Klopp’s men could not take their winning form to Turf Moor and lost to a lowly Burnley with the Premier League’s highest possession stats ever recorded.
Tottenham, on the other hand, came back from a drab first half in the opening weekend against Everton to draw the match and a late winner was required by Victor Wanyama to win the first home game against Palace. Going into the game, this fixture has not been kind to Spurs as per recent history. Liverpool have had a favorable outcome every time they visited White Hart Lane.
In the last 3 matches, Liverpool have won 2 and drew 1 scoring 8 goals in the process and conceded none. Here is our combined line up for the game.
The Liverpool stopper makes the cut as Hugo Lloris is out of contention. Michael Vorm, his deputy has taken up the duties well enough but not being a regular and first team action being minimum, the Spurs keeper might be low on confidence. Mignolet, on the other hand, has been in and out of form but has started the season brightly to find a place in our team. Saving a penalty in the first game was a confidence booster. Having not kept a clean sheet yet he is itching to put in a noteworthy performance and what better match to do it in than Saturday’s.
After a disastrous last week for the Reds the entire Liverpool back four misses out. They have conceded a total of 5 goals in their first 2 games. While the Spurs back four have conceded just 2. Kyle Walker, Danny Rose, Vertronghen and Alderweireld make up the best defence. Last season this was the defence that conceded the least amount of goals in the league. Expect them to at least provide a very hard resistance to the Liverpool attack.
Victor Wanyama, Philippe Coutinho, Sadio Mane and Christian Eriksen are the four players who can play very vital roles for their team. Coutinho and Mane have the talent to wreck any defence, like they did at Arsenal. Pacey with neat play and passing, they have the ability to unlock the Tottenham defence with ease. Victor Wanyama can shield his defence and can provide the attack with useful passes to open up the Liverpool defence. Christian Eriksen, on the other hand, is a very creative player and can chip in with the goals when necessary.
Daniel Sturridge starts up front with Harry Kane. After scoring 2 goals in midweek Sturridge would be raring to go and start his Premier League campaign with a bang. Harry Kane, on the other hand, has played 180 minutes but yet to open his account. So the last year’s Golden Boot winner would like to end his drought with a goal against Liverpool.