The Reds booked their spot in the fourth round of the Carabao Cup with a 3-1 win over Leicester City on Wednesday. This took them to seven consecutive wins, including five league games and the opening Europa League fixture.
On Saturday, Jurgen Klopp’s side will face arguably their toughest test yet this season against a Tottenham side that has been exciting to watch under new boss Ange Postecoglou.
Liverpool Team News
Liverpool have been handed a timely injury boost ahead of the game at Tottenham as Trent Alexander-Arnold was spotted in training on Thursday. The right-back has been out for almost a month with a hamstring problem, and while he has returned to training, he may not be fit to start against Tottenham.
Joe Gomez missed out on the Carabao Cup win over Leicester City with a minor issue but should be back for the weekend’s game. As of now, Thiago Alcantara and Stefan Bajcetic are the only injury concerns for the Reds.
Jurgen Klopp has a fully fit squad available otherwise and will revert to his strongest XI after giving several fringe players run-outs in the midweek cup fixture.
Predicted Liverpool lineup vs Tottenham (4-3-3)
Alisson Becker is Liverpool’s undisputed first-choice goalkeeper, and he will be raring to keep his first clean sheet of the season on Saturday.
In front of Alisson, a well-rested Joel Matip should continue his recent run of league starts in the Reds’ defence. He will partner Virgil van Dijk in central defence, with Andy Robertson a permanent fixture at left-back in the Liverpool lineup.
Joe Gomez is likely to start at right-back in north London, with Alexander-Arnold likely to be reintroduced from the bench after missing the last few games with a hamstring injury.
Alexis Mac Allister will be the defensive midfielder in the middle of the park. He will have the support of Dominik Szoboszlai and Curtis Jones. The trio will look to keep things tidy and create opportunities for the forwards, as well as disrupt Tottenham’s rhythm.
Wataru Endo and Ryan Gravenberch could be called upon in the second half if required.
Darwin Nunez, who scored a fantastic goal in Liverpool’s 3-1 win over West Ham last weekend, should lead the attack at the weekend. The Uruguayan will be flanked by Luis Diaz and Mohamed Salah in the Liverpool lineup.
Diaz and Salah are in terrific form and will look to cause all kinds of problems for the Spurs backline.
In Cody Gakpo and Diogo Jota, Klopp will have two quality offensive weapons to make a difference off the bench.