Spurs versus Liverpool under 23’s: (match preview)
Date: Friday 22 September, kick off- 19:00pm
Head2Heads: 3-2 Liverpool, 6-2 Liverpool.
Wayne Burnett’s development side have little time to ponder what might have been after their 2-2 draw with Swansea on Monday. His side will be making their second trip up to Merseyside in less then a month, as our under 23’s face table toppers Liverpool at their world renowned Anfield stadium on Friday evening. This PL2 game is arguably Spurs’ toughest test of the season yet, the reds have won their first five league matches. Neil Critchley’s side who boast talents such as English striker Rhian Brewster, highly skilful winger Harry Wilson and midfielder Cameron Branagan. Have arguably the better under 23 side. However, Burnett’s side have already proved they can compete against very good sides on quite a few occasions already this season, and I’m sure our encounter with Liverpool will be no different. This game comes on the back of a highly competitive 2-2 draw with Swansea early in the week, whilst just under two weeks ago we were beaten 4-1 by fellow Liverpool club, Everton. Last seasons meeting which was also played at Anfield, was a most intriguing game. Spurs took a two goal lead with in the first half, before being pegged back by a very strong Liverpool side and eventually losing 3-2, this will be my fourth trip to Liverpool in less than a year to see Spurs, the last three have all ended in defeat.
As far as injuries are concerned, I’m none the wiser on whether Shayon Harrison is nearing a return. Playing under the lights at Anfield is a special occasion for any player, but all the more so for a youth player, this will provide an excellent learning curve for the young Spurs lads. As always, I will be writing an in depth match report. Which will be published on Friday night. A quick note, Liverpool TV don’t seem to be showing this game, due to the fact that the reds under 18’s are playing Everton at the same time. COYS
My predicted lineup: (4-2-3-1) Austin, Eyoma, C.Maghoma, Tanganga, Brown, Skipp, Duncan, S.Shashoua, Pritchard(c), Georgiou, Sterling.
My score prediction: 3-3.
One to watch: Liverpool’s tricky Welsh winger Harry Wilson, the Welsh international has a great scoring record against Spurs over recent seasons.