Date & time: Saturday, February 11, 5:30 PM GMT
Venue: Anfield (Liverpool)
Head to head record
Liverpool vs Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 (2016/2017 League Cup)
Tottenham Hotspur vs Liverpool 1-1 (2016/2017 Premier League)
Liverpool vs Tottenham Hotspur 1-1 (2015/2016 Premier League)
Tottenham Hotspur vs Liverpool 0-0 (2015/2016 Premier League)
Liverpool vs Tottenham Hotspur 3-2 (2014/2015 Premier League)
Liverpool vs Tottenham Hotspur prediction
Liverpool will be aiming to bounce back from a shocking 2-0 loss to Hull City when they welcome Tottenham Hotspur at their Anfield on Saturday evening. The Spurs aim to keep their hopes of winning the domestic trophy alive, but it remains to be seen if they are capable of spoiling Liverpool’s party at Anfield.
Jurgen Klopp under big pressure
Liverpool impressed in the first half of the season, but they have been struggling to find their form in 2017. The Reds are on a five-game winless run in the league and they suffered elimination in both League Cup and FA Cup. Coach Jurgen Klopp feels pressure ahead of the visit of Tottenham Hotspur and, no doubt, this has to go down as a must-win game for the hosts who are one point behind the Champions League positions. Sadio Mane has been struggling to find his goal-scoring touch ever since he returned from international duty, but Saturday’s clash against Spurs could be the turning point for the Senegal international. The Reds played out a 1-1 draw with Chelsea in their last home fixture in the league and it has to be noted that Jurgen Klopp’s troops have suffered only one defeat at home this season.
Marko Grujic and Danny Ings are both sidelined with injury, but coach Jurgen Klopp can count on all of his first-team regulars for Saturday’s clash against Tottenham Hotspur.
Hard-fought win over Boro
Tottenham Hotspur have been playing an important role in the Premier League ever since Mauro Pochettino took over the reins. The Argentine tactician is doing a great job with the White Hart Lane outfit and he is on the right track to help the capital club book their place in the Champions League. However, Tottenham’s title dream is not over yet as they are nine points behind league leaders Chelsea ahead of Matchday 25 and I am positive that the Spurs will go all guns blazing at Liverpool in Saturday’s derby. Tottenham Hotspur are on a four-game unbeaten run on the road and they are definitely capable of grabbing something from the Anfield clash. Harry Kane scored the winner from the penalty spot against Middlesbrough and he will be looking to add more goals to his account when Liverpool and Tottenham face each other on Saturday evening. You should bear in mind that the team’s top scorer has netted 14 goals in 19 appearances in the league this term.
Important defenders Danny Rose and Jan Vertonghen remain on the sidelines with injury, while Kieran Trippier should recover in time to face Liverpool. Winger Erik Lamela is yet another absentee in the away team.
- Liverpool suffered only one loss in last 19 home games in the league
- Tottenham are on an 11-game unbeaten run in all competitions
- Reds failed to keep a clean sheet in previous five league fixtures
- Both teams found the net in each of their last three meetings in all competitions
- Spurs recorded their last win at Anfield back in 2011
Liverpool vs Tottenham Hotspur betting pick
Liverpool are desperate to get back on course, but Saturday’s encounter against in-form Tottenham will be anything but a walk in the park for the hosts. Anyhow, the Reds are likely to stick to their attacking style of play and I believe that they will find the net on Matchday 25. The Spurs have been in a fine form of late and, taking everything into account, fans should see goals galore at Anfield.
Pick: Both teams to score