Liverpool incredible season continue as they outsmarted heavily understrength Tottenham side at Anfield in the EFL Cup fourth round tie. It took just 9 minutes for Liverpool to score the opening goal when Daniel Sturridge scored on a rare start for Liverpool. After that Liverpool always had the upper hand in the game and they finally doubled the lead through Sturridge who beat offside trap to poke home after one-on-one with Spurs keeper.
Match Highlights (English)
Liverpool 2-1 Tottenham Highlights
[ English League Cup – Fourth Round Tie ]
09′ 1 – 0 Daniel Sturridge scored in just 9th minute of the game to put Liverpool 1-0 as Spurs misery at Anfield continue.
64′ 2 – 0 Daniel Sturridge was on hand to score the second after he beat the offside trap and poked home after fining himself 1-v-1 with keeper.
76′ 2 – 1 Vincent Janssen scores from penalty spot to make it 2-1 and gave Spurs 10 minutes to get back on level terms.
Tottenham vs Liverpool Preview: Now both of these teams are potential Champions League hopefuls for next season and the way they have started the season have put themselves in title race. This cup competition won’t be priority for either camp and we can expect massively under strength teams from both sides.
Tottenham 1-1 Liverpool Highlights
[ English Premier League 2016-17 ]
43′ 0 – 1 James Milner scored from the penalty spot to make it 1-0 after Firmino brought himself down in the box
72′ 1 – 1 Danny Rose scored with incredible precision in 72nd minute to make it 1-1 on the day.
Liverpool on the other hand sold Christian Benteke for a decent sum and we can assume one or two signings coming in before the end of transfer window. Liverpool’s defense has already leaked 5 goals in the opening two matches and with Spurs looking to hit the ground running this season we might be in for a classic game of premier league football.
Last time these two meet was back in April 2016 when Harry Kane’s late goal help share the spoils after Philipe Coutinho had given Liverpool the lead. Not much has changed in both camps and we might see a very similar starting lineups this saturday.
Klopp’s arrival has improved the team in so many ways but their unpredictability has been the concern as the moment it looks like things are settling a surprise defeats follows keeping them away from champions league places. Spurs has the best attack and defense in the league and Liverpool will find hard to break down the spurs side who has only conceded 24 goals this season, lowest in the league.
Liverpool are likely to start with Danial Sturridge upfront with Philipe Coutinho and Adam Lallan playing in attacking roles with a packed midfield of James Milner, Allen and Henderson. Spurs will be hoping that Harry Kane can keep his goal scoring touch after scoring against Germany on international duty. This is how I expect both teams to lineup on Saturday.
Match Predictions: Every premier league game is hard to predict this season but Liverpool are even more unpredictable having taken points of City, Arsenal and Chelsea but sometimes struggle against bottom clubs. Spur’s has been superb this season and part of the reason is their consistent form but they do have problem when it comes to playing against traditional big teams in the league. I am going with another draw but this time both teams to score.
Daniel Sturridge produced a superb pass to find Philippe Coutinho who cut inside and scored with a belter of a shot past Hugo Lloris to make it 1-0 and give Liverpool the lead with 40 odd minutes to play for. Spurs needed to win this game to keep in touch with Leicester City and they got themselves back into the match when Harry Kane in typical fashion converted a difficult chance at the far post to make it 1-1 with half hour still to play. Liverpool will be disappointed to concede this goal as Kane was allowed to turn and shoot inside box.