Liverpool will entertain Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday with what is expected to be a blockbuster game at Anfield. The Reds left behind a miserable week by bouncing back against Huddersfield Town. Goals from Emre Can, Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah completed an utterly dominant 3-0 victory at the John Smith’s stadium.
Spurs, on the other hand, come to this game on the back of a fantastic, morale-boosting win against Manchester United on Wednesday.
The last time these two sides met, the game went in Spurs’ favour as Mauricio Pochettino’s men ran riot at Wembley, winning 4-1.
Other than Nathaniel Clyne and Adam Bogdan, Liverpool have a fully-fit squad. Skipper Jordan Henderson started at Huddersfield and is expected to lead his team out against Spurs. Meanwhile, Dejan Lovren remains at the risk of getting a one-game suspension.
Karius is now Liverpool’s No.1 goalkeeper and the German kept a clean-sheet on Tuesday. Expect him to build on from that.
Gomez has done really well at right-back. He would be tasked with keeping the in-form Heung-Min Son at bay.
Lovren has come a long way since the howler at Wembley against Spurs. The Croatian has looked solid lately, that has seen him earn back Klopp’s faith.
He was bad at Swansea and shocking against West Brom in the FA Cup defeat. However, he came good in his last outing and is raring to go once again.
Moreno’s injury concerns have seen Robertson grab the chances given by Klopp. The Scotsman is lively, energetic and full of running, along with defensive solidity.
Henderson is the proper player to sit deep and dictate the tempo at Liverpool. It is good to see our skipper come back from injury.
He opened the scoring against Huddersfield. He worked his socks off and his industrious nature makes him a player worthy of receiving regular game time. If the German can sort out his contract, he could become a brilliant midfielder at Anfield.
James Milner (CM)
Milner has looked subpar recently but did improve at Huddersfield. The English midfielder would be keen to start on Sunday.
Mohamed Salah (RW)
Salah has been in imperious form since joining Liverpool at the start of the season. There is no stopping the Egyptian at the moment. He keeps on scoring and netted one against Huddersfield.
Sadio Mane (LW)
The departure of Philippe Coutinho has helped Mane in every way. The Senegalese has looked livelier and hungrier in recent times and would be a constant menace to the Spurs defenders.
Roberto Firmino (ST)
There is no stopping this Brazilian, who netted in the mid-week game. Firmino has become one of the first players on the teamsheet. A sure starter against Spurs.