Spurs have made a superb start to the 2023-24 season, especially given their struggles last term and making significant changes to their squad over the summer. They took a point away from the Emirates Stadium in an intense 2-2 draw with arch-rivals Arsenal last weekend.
Fresh off the back of no midweek Carabao Cup commitments, Ange Postecoglou and Co. will look to make a statement against Liverpool, who have won seven consecutive matches across all competitions and head to north London after beating Leicester City in the League Cup’s third round.
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Brennan Johnson (hamstring) has joined Ivan Perisic (knee), Bryan Gil (groin), Ryan Sessegnon (hamstring), Rodrigo Bentancur (knee), Alfie Whiteman (ankle) and Giovani Lo Celso (quad) on the injury list.
James Maddison and Son Heung-min have trained this week but are still ‘sore’ and late checks will be made on them as reported by the manager in his presser.
Predicted Tottenham lineup vs Liverpool (4-2-3-1)
Guglielmo Vicario had a strong outing in the 2-2 draw with Arsenal, making a few vital saves. He is an easy pick in goal for Spurs.
Cristian Romero endured a tough afternoon at the Emirates Stadium, scoring an own goal and conceding a penalty. Yet, the Argentinean is one of the first names on the teamsheet and should keep his place in the Tottenham lineup.
He will partner Micky van de Ven, who has adapted to the Premier League like a duck to water following his summer move to the north London outfit.
Destiny Udogie and Pedro Porro will be deployed as the full-backs in the Tottenham lineup and they will look to help out offensively and protect the central defenders as well.
Yves Bissouma and Pape Sarr were excellent in midfield against Spurs, beating the press, cutting out attacks and demonstrating their energy and passing ability. Postecoglou will expect more of the same from the African duo against a well-drilled Liverpool midfield.
Spurs will hope James Maddison is fully fit to wreak havoc against the Reds’ defence. With two goals and four assists already, the England international is in fine form and will look to unlock the visitors’ defence with his vision and incisive passing.
With Brennan Johnson missing out, Richarlison remains on hand to deputise in attack. The Brazilian should start on the left flank in the Tottenham lineup, while Dejan Kulusevski will hope to make a difference from the other wing with his movement, link up play and creativity.
Manor Solomon will also be pushing for a start.
Fresh from scoring a brace in the North London derby, Son Heung-min will be heading into the game in high spirits, provided there are no last-minute hiccups injury-wise. The Spurs skipper will look to add to his tally and lead by an example against Jurgen Klopp’s high-flying side.
The likes of Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Oliver Skipp could get opportunities in the second half depending on the situation of the game.