Spurs v Liverpool: (match preview)
Date: Saturday 2 April 17:30 pm
Live coverage: Sky Sports 1 and Talksport
Head2Heads: Spurs 0-0, Liverpool 3-2, Liverpool 3-0
Referee: Jonathan Moss
Preview: Mauricio Pochettino’s men return to action this Saturday against Liverpool in the Barclays premier league, in what is being described as yet another cup final for the Lillywhites. The players will likely face a tough test against a somewhat unpredictable Liverpool side, Jurgen Klopp’s men currently sit ninth in the league table, and Klopp this week discussed prioritising their match with Dortmund this coming Thursday in the Europa league as its their only chance of getting champions league football next season. A weakened Liverpool 11 would undoubtedly be a huge plus for our lads as they beseech those three points, however our form away to Liverpool over recent seasons has been poor, having last won at Anfielfd in 2011. Although this season we are ultimately a much changed side and Pochettino spoke of the players belief of winning ahead of tomorrow’s match, in addition I believe we stand a very good chance of winning tomorrow and I believe the midfield will be imperative to our success. Dembele and Dier in the midfield will hopefully overwhelm Liverpool as the pair have the tenacity to halt their game plan, furthermore Alderweireld and Wimmer will be hoping to stop Roberto Firmino from adding to his goal account. There is no doubting Liverpool’s class, especially when it comes to their attacking line with Coutinho, Firmino and Sturridge just a few of the potent attackers that the Merseyside club have on their books.
Team news: After missing Belgium’s friendly in midweek due to illness our key defender Toby Alderweireld is back in training and will start tomorrow’s match. However Erik Lamela didn’t train yesterday due to his involvement with Argentina in midweek, so it’s a possibility that the Argentine may start on the bench due to fatigue, with Son the likely candidate to replace him. Jan Vertonghen is back training with the first team after recovering from his injury but is not ready to be called upon tomorrow, in addition Clinton Njié is also close to recovering from his injury but will also sit out tomorrow’s game. Whilst Nabil Bentaleb and Cameron Carter-Vickers are out injured for the rest of the season. Kieran Trippier and Ben Davies are likely to start at fullback, having not been involved for a couple of weeks.
My predicted line up: (4-2-3-1) Lloris, Trippier, Alderweireld, Wimmer, Davies, Dier, Dembele, Son, Alli, Eriksen, Kane.
My predicted score: 2-1 to Spurs courtesy of a brace from Son.
One to watch: Roberto Firmino, Liverpool’s top scorer in the league this season.