International break over and time to get back to business! Liverpool take on Spurs on Saturday as they look to continue their 100% record in the league. After a hard fought 3 points against Leicester prior to the break, things aren’t going to get any easier as Liverpool travel to Wembley. Unfortunately Liverpool had a shocker there last season, in a 4-1 calamity which saw Dejan Lovren get subbed off after half an hour. However things quickly changed, and since then Liverpool have kept the most clean sheets in the League.
Liverpool were held to a disappointing 2-2 draw in the reverse fixture, which saw Spurs being awarded 2 penalties, however it saw Magic Mo Salah score one of his greatest goals in a Liverpool shirt.
Hopefully things might be different this time around! After taking maximum points from the first 4 games of the season Liverpool will want to continue their wonderful spell of form. Tottenham however dropped all 3 points in their last game against Watford, and will not want to lose two on the bounce, making this fixture even more difficult.A major positive going into the game at the weekend is Liverpool did not pick up any major injury concerns during the break, apart from Adam Lallana who unfortunately got injured with the England squad.
Liverpool have two injury concerns within the first team squad, including Adam Lallana and World Cup and Champions League finalist Dejan Lovren. However the latter is expected to not be rushed back into action, given Joe Gomez’s brilliant spell of form next to Virgil Van Dijk in the heart of defense. I fully expect Klopp to go with a similar side to which played at Palace if not identical. Another name yet to be seen within the first team though is Fabinho, who is reportedly in line to win his first appearance for the reds.
Tottenham Hotspur or more commonly known as Spurs host Liverpool at Wembley on Saturday. Unfortunately for Spurs they lost their most recent game with Watford, prior to the international break. However Spurs will be looking for a instant response, and will certainly not want to be sat six points behind Liverpool with only 5 games gone.
Liverpool were torn apart by Pochettino and his boys at Wembley last season, and will definitely not want to be humiliated again.
A possible doubt for the game at the weekend is Dele Alli who unfortunately was withdrawn from England training, however as of now we are yet to know how serious the injury is, or if it was just a scare for Spurs. Latest news suggests he should be fit.
Some brilliant news for all football fans is the return of Son Heung – Min back to the Premier League. After winning the Asian Games with his native country of South Korea, the Spurs attacker is now exempt from military service.
Tottenham captain Hugo Lloris may return to face the reds however remains a doubt for the game handing Liverpool a huge boost. Dele Alli is also a doubt to face the reds. The arrival of Son Heung- Min is a massive boost for Spurs but is also unlikely to play any part in the game on Saturday.
Overall this is a massive game for both teams, I do feel however Liverpool might just be able to edge Spurs. I predict a close thought out 2-1 victory for the reds, however they’ll have to be at their best! COME ON YOU REDS