Liverpool are set to host Tottenham Hotspurs in the premier league game on Sunday, 04 February 2018 at Anfield. It will be the stand out fixture of the weekend and both teams will be hoping to build on their last week’s win against Huddersfield and United respectively. A win for Tottenham will take them above Liverpool in the fourth place while a win for Liverpool will get them 5 points ahead of Spurs in the champions league qualification race. The match will kickoff at around 16:00 uk time and we will have live links closer to the kickoff plus match highlights afterwards.
Liverpool 2-2 Tottenham Highlights
[ Premier League 2017-18 Match ]
03′ 1 – 0 Mohamed Salah scores after Dier’s back pass sent him through on goal and he finished off with ease.
80′ 1 – 1 Victor Wanyama scores what could be the goal of the season with a beautiful outside of the boot finish.
87′ 1 – 1 (Penalty Miss) Harry Kane failed to convert the penalty as he shoot straight down the middle.
90′ 2 – 1 Mohamed Salah scores with a another neat finish as he lift the ball above keeper to score what looked like the winner.
90′ 2 – 2 (Penalty) Harry Kane redeemed himself with a nicely taken penalty in injury time to share the spoils in what was a cracking game.
Tottenham vs Liverpool Preview: Liverpool have won only 3 of the opening 8 games which leave them 9 points behind league leaders Manchester City. Another draw of defeat and they might be starring at 12 points gap by the end of the weekend, surely too much to count them title challengers for rest of the season. Tottenham are third in the table with 17 points and they can get closer to both Manchester clubs with a win.
Historically matches between these two teams generate loads of goals. Liverpool are unbeaten against Tottenham in the last 10 games in all competitions scoring as many as 24 goals and conceding just 7. But with Harry Kane in such good form it will be interesting to see how Liverpool cope with his goal scoring powers.
Tottenham 3-1 Liverpool October 2017
[ Premier League 2017-18 Match ]
04′ 1 – 0 Harry Kane scores inside first 5 minutes to put Spurs 1-0 in lead.
12′ 2 – 0 Heung-Min Son doubled the lead after Harry Kane was allowed free run on goal from halfway line and he setup Son brilliantly as Spurs raced to 2-0 lead in 12th minute.
24′ 2 – 1 Mohamed Salah however pulled one back for Liverpool but it was short lived.
45′ 3 – 1 Dele Alli scored Tottenham’s third of the day just before half time.
Liverpool knocked out Tottenham in fourth round of EFL Cup while a 1-1 draw earlier in the season at White Hart Lane was a good result for both teams. However going into the business end of the season this one is a must win for both teams. Klopp however will take heart from the fact that they will be playing just 14 games from now to end of the season which give them enough time to prepare every match as a cup final to ensure they finish in top 4. Spurs on the other hand will be playing in Europa League and FA Cup which means two games a week making their finish to the season harder than Liverpool.
This is how expect both teams to lineup this Saturday evening.
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.