Liverpool vs Tottenham Prediction for big Anfield showdown

As the Premier League season edges closer to its finale, Liverpool vs Tottenham provides a mouthwatering Sunday afternoon feast for Premier League fans.

The title may be virtually out of sight for Jurgen Klopp and his team in the German's 'Last Dance' before exiting Anfield, but this is a fixture which traditionally provides entertainment and goals galore. Just last season the Reds prevailed 4-3 after an absolute thriller.

There is an element of must-win about it for Klopp's men - if they don't grab all three points this is a weekend where their fading title hopes will be officially extinguished.

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We're here to get you covered for big-match predictions, including current form for both sides.

Current Form

Liverpool

Jurgen Klopp Mohamed Salah

Jurgen Klopp Mohamed Salah

Liverpool’s form has been a rollercoaster recently, with the team managing to secure only one win in their last five Premier League matches. It's a run which has proved devastating for those title hopes.

The run - which includes a home loss to Crystal Palace and a derby defeat at Goodison, means the Reds now trail leaders Arsenal by five points with just three games remaining.

Tottenham

Luis Diaz vs Tottenham Hotspur

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On the other hand, Tottenham have not fared much better in recent weeks.

Ange Postecoglou's team have suffered three consecutive Premier League defeats, a streak that saw them tumble out of the top-four discussion. Their most recent 2-0 loss to Chelsea on Thursday night exemplified their ongoing issues, particularly their vulnerability to set-pieces, having conceded 22 goals from such situations this season.

Team News

Liverpool

Liverpool's injury woes continue with key players like Virgil van Dijk uncertain to play due to a training absence.

Long-term injuries to Joel Matip, Ben Doak, and Thiago Alcantara further deplete the Red's squad depth. However, there's some good news with Conor Bradley returning to full training and possibly featuring this weekend.

Tottenham

Spurs are also grappling with injury troubles.

Key players like Timo Werner and Ben Davies are sidelined for the season, significantly affecting their options. The lack of form in key players like James Maddison, who might return to the starting lineup, adds to their challenges.

The key players

Liverpool

Diogo Jota

For Liverpool, Mohamed Salah remains a pivotal figure. Despite recent tensions with Klopp (which now appear to be resolved), his ability to change games cannot be underestimated.

Alongside him, Luis Diaz and Diogo Jota, who is nearing a return, could be crucial in unlocking Tottenham’s defence.

Tottenham

Luis Diaz vs Tottenham Hotspur

Football - 2023 / 2024 Premier League - Tottenham Hotspur vs Liverpool - Tottenham Hotspur Stadium - Saturday 30th September 2023 Liverpool s Luis Diaz holds off the challenge from Tottenham Hotspur s Cristian Romero. COLORSPORT / Ashley Western PUBLICATIONxNOTxINxUK

For Spurs, Son continues to be the lynchpin of the team. His scoring prowess will be vital if Spurs are to take anything away from Anfield.

Additionally, the midfield dynamism of Maddison will be crucial if they're hoping to try and control the game in the middle of the park to build their attacking threat.

Liverpool vs Tottenham Prediction

Considering both teams’ vulnerabilities and strengths, we're predicting a 3-1 victory for Liverpool. The urgency to try and get back into the title race and Klopp's final few games in charge should inject the necessary spirit and fight into the team.

Liverpool’s ability to recover from losing positions - having gained 28 points this way this season - highlights that the team does still have the ability to get back into games despite what will probably end as an ultimately disappointing season.

Coupled with Tottenham’s shaky defence, particularly from set-pieces, Liverpool should have the upper hand here.

FAQs

  • What was the score the last time Liverpool played Tottenham?
    • Last time, the match ended in a dramatic draw.
  • Who are Liverpool playing next?
    • Liverpool will face Chelsea next in the Premier League.
  • Who are Tottenham playing next?
    • Tottenham will take on Newcastle in their following Premier League fixture.
  • What time is the kickoff?
    • The match kicks off at 4:30 PM UK time on Sunday.
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