Liverpool vs Spour: Can Reds sustain clean sheets?


Liverpool and Tottenham face each other at Anfield on Matchday 10 in
what is expected to be the most exciting game of Sunday’s program. The
Reds dropped two points in a 1-1 draw with Manchester United at the
weekend, but seeing that key player Mohamed Salah is likely to recover
in time to face Spurs, we believe that Jurgen Klopp’s men will return
to winning ways this weekend.
The Reds aim to keep their 100% record at home in the 2019/2020
Premier League season intact and given Tottenham’s poor form, we
believe that there is a big value in betting on the league leaders.
The situation in the Spurs dressing room is alarming ahead of the trip
to Liverpool and we do not believe that Mauro Pochettino’s troops are
capable of putting an end to their two-game winless run in the
national championship on Matchday 10.
Liverpool face arguably the biggest obstacle remaining in their
pursuit of the Premier League title on Sunday, when they take on
Tottenham Hotspur at home.
Following their win over Fulham before the international break, the
Reds moved to the top of the table. Jurgen Klopp’s side go into this
set of fixtures with a two-point lead over Manchester City, although
the champions still have a game in hand on the Merseyside club.
There have been times this season when Tottenham appeared set to
challenge Liverpool and City, although their title push has faltered
ahead of this trip to Anfield. Their focus has shifted to securing a
top-four berth and progressing past the quarter-finals of the UEFA
Champions League.
Although Liverpool go into this set of games as the league leaders, it
would be a surprise if they didn’t have ground to make up come
Sunday’s outing.
City have the chance to go back to first place on Saturday lunchtime,
when they go up against Fulham, who are 19th in the table and have the
worst defensive record in the top flight. Pep Guardiola’s side are in
sparkling form, having won their past six Premier League games in
It’s a testament to this Liverpool team that they have been able to
keep ahead of the City juggernaut, even with a game more played.
Regardless, Liverpool supporters will feel disappointed if their side
do not complete the job, with the Reds chasing their first league
title for 29 years.
In their previous outing, against Fulham, the Reds appeared a little
jaded, coasting through the second period and allowing the home side a
chance to get back into the game. In the end, they were saved from a
poor result by a late Sergio Rico error and a James Milner penalty.
After the game, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp reflected on the
challenges his side have overcome at this point in the season:
“We played Burnley, Munich, Fulham. That’s like three different kinds
of sports actually.”
Jurgen Klopp on a gruelling week for his Liverpool side.
The Reds have a man in blistering form in Sadio Mane, with his goal at
Fulham making it 17 top-flight strikes this season.
Liverpool’s Twitter account reminded us the Senegal international has
done damage to Sunday’s opponents previously:
Tottenham will be wary about this fixture, as they lost their way a
little before the international break, with just one win coming in
their past five games.
They have their own talisman in Harry Kane, who netted twice for
England during the international break.
The Three Lions captain was the recipient of an MBE on Thursday in
recognition of his performances at the 2018 FIFA World Cup:
A real honour and an enormously proud day for me and my family. A
massive thanks to my England teammates and coaching staff.
If Tottenham are going to come away from this game with a positive
result, then they will need Kane to perform at his best. Liverpool
have the best defensive record in the top flight this season, with
Virgil van Dijk a colossal presence at the base of the team.
While Mohamed Salah may not be firing at the moment, in Mane and
Roberto Firmino, the Reds have enough class to unsettle the Spurs
defence. At a lively Anfield, it’s set to be a tight game—one
Liverpool will shade.

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