Tottenham vs Liverpool
England – Premier League
Date: Sunday, 19 December 2021
Kick-off at 16:30 UK/ 17:30 CET
Venue: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Even as the Covid worry spreads across Premier League clubs, Liverpool will meet Tottenham in a bid to maintain up with Manchester City at the top of the table.
The Premier League has had a difficult week, with numerous matches being postponed due to an increase in Covid positive cases across teams.
Six additional games in the weekend round of matches have been canceled after a slew of midweek cancellations. On Sunday evening, when Tottenham Hotspur visit title challengers Liverpool, one of the four games expected to go ahead as planned will take place at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Tottenham vs Liverpool Head to head :
- The latest meeting had ended in a 1-3 win for the Reds.
- Seven of the last nine clashes had three or more goals.
- It’s been six years since the hosts have kept a clean sheet at this stadium.
- The guests had scored two or more goals in three of the former four encounters at this ground.
Tottenham vs Liverpool Prediction :
Tottenham will play their first game in two weeks against a Liverpool team that is kicking into high gear. Even though Antonio Conte’s Lilywhites have had a series of great successes at home, things will be considerably more tough this weekend.
There will be symptoms of rust with players like Son Heung-min and Lucas Moura only recently returned from coronavirus, and they may not even be involved from the start. And, given Harry Kane’s recent form, the north Londoners may find it difficult to put together a strong offensive.
Mohamed Salah, on the other hand, is in fine form and is causing all sorts of issues for the Tottenham defense. As a result, The Hard Tackle predicts a relatively easy win for Liverpool against Conte’s Tottenham.
Tottenham vs Liverpool Team News :
Tottenham’s coronavirus problems are far from ended, and they may be missing as many as six players on Sunday as a result of the virus.
Son is one of those thought to be impacted and so unavailable for the visit of Liverpool, while Lucas, Emerson Royal, Oliver Skipp, Bryan Gil, and Dane Scarlett will all be checked after testing positive.
Cristian Romero is out until next year due to injury, but Sergio Reguilon is fit to play again, while Giovani Lo Celso should be back in contention following a knee injury.
Harry Kane will lead the line in quest of his first Premier League goal in over two months, and just his second of the season, after scoring only once in his past six encounters with Liverpool.
Salah has had no problem hitting the back of the net this season, with his goal against Newcastle being his 15th of the season, and the Egyptian winger might make history this weekend.
Salah would become the first player in Premier League history to be directly involved in at least one goal in 16 consecutive games if he scores or assists at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Liverpool are still waiting for formal confirmation on Van Dijk, Fabinho, and Jones’ “suspected” positive tests, but all three are anticipated to miss out again this weekend.
Although no additional positive tests have been returned by the Reds, Divock Origi, Nat Phillips, Harvey Elliott, and Adrian are all injured for the visitors.
Klopp may see Wednesday’s EFL Cup fixture against Leicester as a preferable opportunity to rotate players, therefore alterations for Sunday’s match should be kept to a minimal.
Roberto Firmino will be pressing for a comeback up front, especially after scoring five goals in his past six meetings against Spurs, including three winners, but Jota’s own goalscoring run may keep the Brazilian on the bench for the time being.
Tottenham Hotspur possible starting lineup:
Lloris; Sanchez, Dier, Davies; Tanganga, Ndombele, Hojbjerg, Reguilon; Lo Celso; Kane, Bergwijn
Liverpool possible starting lineup:
Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Konate, Robertson; Oxlade-Chamberlain, Henderson, Thiago; Salah, Jota, Mane