Tottenham Predicted Lineup vs Liverpool: Team News, injuries and suspensions

As the Premier League draws to a close, Tottenham face a critical fixture vs Liverpool at Anfield 0n Sunday, with both teams looking to finish the campaign strongly.

While for the Reds the Premier League title in Jurgen Klopp's 'Last Dance' now appears to be out of reach, Ange Postecoglou's visitors are also staring disappointment in the face after a season which had promised so much.

A 2-0 defeat at Chelsea on Thursday night leaves Spurs seven points off the crucial top four Champions League spots for next season. They do have a game in hand on fourth-placed Aston Villa, but with only four games remaining their biggest goal of all is almost out of reach. This really is last chance saloon.

Here's everything you need to know about how the London side could line up on Sunday, May 5, 2024 (1630 BST).

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Likely Formation

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.

Under the management of Postecoglou, Spurs have shown a preference for flexible formations, adjusting based on available personnel and tactical needs.

Given the stakes of the upcoming match and their recent performances, Spurs are expected to deploy a 4-2-3-1 formation against the Reds at Anfield.

This setup aims to provide defensive stability while allowing room for creative freedom upfront, crucial for Spurs if they're hoping to break down Liverpool's defence.

Predicted Lineup

Liverpool vs Tottenham

MADRID, SPAIN - SATURDAY, JUNE 1, 2019: Liverpool's Mohamed Salah celebrates scoring his sides first goal from the penalty spot to make the score 0-1 during the UEFA Champions League Final match between Tottenham Hotspur FC and Liverpool FC at the Estadio Metropolitano.

Given injury concerns and recent form, Postecoglou is likely to make some strategic changes to his starting lineup. Here's the predicted XI for Anfield on Sunday:

  • Goalkeeper: Guglielmo Vicario
  • Defence: Pedro Porro, Cristian Romero, Micky van de Ven, Emerson Royal
  • Midfield: Rodrigo Bentancur, Yves Bissouma
  • Attacking Midfield: Dejan Kulusevski, James Maddison, Brennan Johnson
  • Forward: Heung-Min Son

This lineup reflects a blend of defensive resilience and attacking potential, with Heung-Min Son leading the charge up front, supported by a dynamic midfield trio capable of creating chances.

Key players and danger men

  • Heung-Min Son: The South Korean forward remains Tottenham's most potent threat - known for his pace, dribbling and clinical finishing.
  • James Maddison: Maddison has become an integral part of the Spurs midfield since signing last summer. Known for his vision and ability to unlock defences with precise passes through the channels.
  • Cristian Romero: The Argentine centre-back will be crucial in managing Liverpool's dynamic attacking threats. His ability to read the game and make critical interventions are major assets.

Key Match Insights

  • Set-Piece Vulnerability: Tottenham have struggled with set-pieces this season, conceding a significant number of goals in such situations. They will need to tighten up their defence against a Liverpool side that can capitalize on these opportunities.
  • Champions League Aspirations: With their top-four hopes hanging by a thread, Spurs cannot afford any slip-ups. A loss could see them definitively out of the race, depending on other results.

FAQ

  • What time does the match start?
    • The match is scheduled for 1630 UK time on May 5, 2024 (1730 CET, 1130 EST, 0830 PST)
  • Where is the match being played?
    • The match will take place at Anfield, Liverpool.
  • What are the main injuries affecting Tottenham?
    • Tottenham are without Timo Werner and Ben Davies, both out for the season, along with Ryan Sessegnon, Manor Solomon, Destiny Udogie, and Fraser Forster.
  • Can Tottenham still qualify for the Champions League?
    • Yes, but their chances are slim and heavily dependent on both their performance and other teams dropping points.
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