Spurs under 23’s versus Liverpool: (match preview)

After losing 4-1 to Chelsea last Sunday, Wayne Burnett’s Spurs under 23 side take on Liverpool at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Friday (the game starts at 12pm), in the PL2. It it is the first time this season that Spurs’ under 23 side are playing a match at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, which will be a great experience for the players, although the match is being played behind closed doors. Spurs are currently in fourth place in the league with three games to go, four points above of fifth place Liverpool, a team who we beat 4-3 in the reverse fixture last year. Liverpool’s good away form this season means that it will be a tough match for Spurs, as is always the case in this competitive league. Centre-forward Dane Scarlett will likely not feature tomorrow because of injury, while midfielder George Marsh is still suspended, as far as I’m aware. Some of the Spurs players in this squad still haven’t got to play at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, so for those players as well as the whole squad, it will be a great experience. I would like to wish Spurs all the very best of luck for today’s game, which is unfortunately not being shown anywhere.

My predicted lineup: (4-2-3-1) Oluwayemi, Lavinier, Lyons-Foster, Omole, Cirkin, John, Bowden (c), Bennett, Devine, Richards, Etete.

Subs from: Kurylowicz, Skinner, Pedder, Santiago, Thorpe.

Injured/unavailable: Dane Scarlett, Malachi Fagan-Walcott, George Marsh.

Doubtful: Thimothee Lo-Tutala.

Previous meeting: Spurs 4-3.

My score prediction: Spurs 3-2.

My one to watch: Liverpool midfielder Jake Cain (19), who has scored six goals from 17 league appearances this season.

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