Liverpool were once again at their best albeit against a Football League side in the League Cup on Tuesday. They managed to avenge their defeat to Burnley at the weekend and will be hoping to put in a similar performance against their next opponents this weekend.
Jurgen Klopp’s side will travel to the White Hart Lane this weekend in a lunchtime kick off that will see two of the most intense sides face each other in a sizzling contest. With just a day left for the game, here is Liverpool’s predicted lineup for the trip to the Lane.
Liverpool will reportedly miss the services of star player Phillipe Courinho who has picked up a hamstring injury and was out of the game against Burton as well. To add to it, the Reds will also miss the services of Emre Can and Divock Origi, both of whom picked up injuries in the league cup fixture. The likes of Sakho and Karius are still out of contention for a place in the squad but Liverpool will be happy to see Sadio Mane and Joel Matip back in action in the Premier League. Here is the strongest line up Klopp can field against the Spurs on Saturday:
The Belgian was not too bad in the game against Burnley and though he could have done better, he will take his place in the middle of the sticks due to Karius’ injury.
Was responsible for Burnley’s first goal but was solid for the rest of the game and will be given the right back position as usual for the trip to London.
Fast growing into Liverpool’s first choice center back, the former Southampton man was a man mountain against Burton and will keep his place in the starting XI.
Having produced a decent performance in partnership with Lovren in the midweek, Matip will be handed his first ever start to the Premier League against the Spurs.
The atrocious defending from Moreno all throughout last season has seen Klopp turn to Milner as a first choice, make shift left-back and will be used in the in this game on Saturday.
The only fit central midfielder who will have to play a defensive midfielder on the night, Jordan Henderson will hope he will have a better game against Spurs than he did against Burton a few days ago.
The former Newcastle man has been given a regular role in the side as a midfielder and he will hope to settle into the new role in the game against the Spurs.
Arguably the most improved player under the new manager, Adam Lallana, will keep his place in the midfield and will hope to add to his goal in the game against Arsenal.
The Brazilian was lively in the hour he played against Burnely and the fact that he was the first player to be withdrawn tells that Klopp will hand him a start against the Spurs on Saturday.
Having picked up no real issues with his shoulder muscle, Sadio Mane will once be given a start at the Lane this weekend and will hope that he can rip through the defense of the home side on the night.
The injuries to Phillipe Coutinho and Divock Origi along with 2 goals in 20 minutes against Burton on Tuesday will give Sturridge a chance to start the game against the Spurs.