LIVERPOOL V TOTTENHAM – WEMBLEY STADIUM AT 12:30 (UTC/GMT)
Two title hopefuls are set to face off when the English Premier League season returns. Tottenham and Liverpool is the game to keep an eye on once both these teams return after the international break. The pair is scheduled for a match this weekend, September 15, at the Wembley stadium in London.
The two teams have met a total of 52 times, with Liverpool winning on 23 occasions, and 7 of those coming from the Spurs. However, the Spurs had a 100% record coming into the match against the Hornets, and the international break will surely provide Tottenham’s Mauricio Pochettino time to iron out the problems on their side.
The London outfit have won all their games against Liverpool a total of 14 times in the Premier League, and 12 of those matches are at a home game. The last time the Spurs hosted Liverpool, the north Londoners dominated the reds, 4-1, at Wembley last October. Their most recent face-off was at Anfield in February which ended in a 2-2 draw.
– Tottenham have a couple of injury concerns with Hugo Lloris and Moussa Sissoko missing the clash against Watford. The captain will not play with the French side during the international break but could make a return to the side in time for the clash.
– Tottenham’s Lucas Moura wins Premier League Player of the Month, having scored three goals in three games in August.
– Liverpool defender Connor Randall has suffered a fractured cheekbone.
PROBABLE STARTING XI:
Tottenham: Hugo Lloris, Danny Rose, Toby Alderweireld, Jan Vertonghen, Kieran Trippier, Eric Dier, Dele Alli, Christian Eriksen, Harry Kane, Lucas Moura, Mousa Dembele
Liverpool: Alisson, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joe Gomez, Virgil van Dijk, Andy Robertson, James Milner, Jordan Henderson, Naby Keita, Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane
Lucas Moura plays as a Midfielder for the Spurs and the Brazilian national team. He scored twice in their team’s 3-0 win against Manchester United, and was a key part to their wins since the beginning of the season. Moura was used as a second striker by the Spur’s manager Mauricio Pochettino, and has been influential in attacks by stretching defences with his pace.
Harry Kane plays as a Striker for the Spurs and captains the English national team. In 2017, he made history for being Europe’s top goal scorer as Tottenham claimed a place in the top four at last season’s Premier League.
Kieran Trippier was among the top performers at the 2018 World Cup. Playing as a right-back for the Spurs and the English national team, Trippier was England’s most consistently impressive performer. He was the third Englishman to score in a World Cup semi-final when he struck a free-kick into the top corner to defeat Croatia.
Christian Eriksen is considered as one of the Premier League’s most intelligent, and visionary midfielder. Being Spur’s creative director for the last four years, he knows how to run the game, when to play slowly, when to play fast, when to turn, when to pass, and when to strike. His impressive skills helped the Spurs to become one of the top teams in the English Premier League.
Sadio Mane is a Winger for Liverpool and the Senegal national team. He began the season with four goals in four games, leading Liverpool to the top of the rankings. He has a goal per game ratio of 0.39 goals per match which shows his ability to strike a goal.
Mohamed Salah is the first Egyptian to be named Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) player of the year. Playing for both Liverpool and the Egyptian national team, he helped secure a spot for Egypt in the 2018 World Cup tournaments. He also broke the record for being the top goal scorer in the history of the Premier League.
Roberto Firmino is one of the best centre-forward in the English Premier League. In 47 appearances, Firmino scored 25 goals and had 14 assists. No player has scored more goals in a single European campaign, netting eight on Liverpool’s progress to the Champions League semi-finals.
Andrew Robertson plays as a left-back for Liverpool and captains the Scotland national team. He was one of Liverpool’s top performers during the Champions League final against Real Madrid. With his impressive defense and attacks, he is one of Liverpool’s players to watch out for.
Liverpool v Tottenham: 2-2
Playing at a home game will give the Spurs a boost. The international break can also be a great time for both teams to address both the issues they need to work on. Tottenham will count on Harry Kane to do the business of bagging a win, but Liverpool also has a fit and dominating Sadio Mane to count on. Liverpool are slight favourites at 21/20 for this season, while the Spurs are at 5/2. A draw is possible at 13/5. Two of the best teams in the English Premier League against each other is always a treat for football fans. This match will surely be an entertaining one.
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