Liverpool will continue their title quest this Saturday with a visit from top-four chasing Tottenham as both teams look to take maximum points from the game.
Venue: Anfield (Liverpool)
Liverpool have won their last six games in all competitions.
They are unbeaten in their last 13 competitive games (eleven wins and two draws).
The ‘Reds’ are unbeaten at home in the league this season with 14 wins and three draws so far.
Liverpool have recorded a league-high 12 home clean sheets at Anfield this season.
The hosts have seen 12 of their 14 home PL wins this season come by a margin of two or more goals.
Tottenham have kept three consecutive clean sheets away from home.
This game is the second-highest scoring fixture in PL history (170 goals in 59 games).
Spurs’ Harry Kane has been a thorn in Liverpool’s side, scoring four goals in seven PL visits to Anfield.
Head to head
In 59 meetings between both sides, Liverpool have 29 wins and 102 goals while Spurs have 14 wins and 68 goals.
Latest performances in all competitions
Liverpool’s quest for a historic quadruple will continue this weekend as they welcome Spurs to Anfield looking to keep the one-point gap between them and Manchester City while hoping for any slip-ups from the leaders.
The Reds booked their place in the Champions League final for the third time in the last five seasons when they beat Villarreal in midweek. After winning the first leg of that fixture 2-0 Jurgen Klopp’s men were given a scare in Spain as the Yellow Submarines scored twice in the first half to wipe out the first-leg advantage.
But to their credit, Liverpool bounced back in the second half to win the game 3-2 and book a place in Paris where they will face Real Madrid.
Whilst their league destiny isn’t in their own hands, Liverpool can continue to chase and put the pressure on league-leaders Manchester City. A win in this game will take them above City, albeit temporarily, and show they’re ready to capitalise on any slip-up.
Although Spurs are a good side, Klopp’s men come into this tie as the favourites considering their dominant form. The ‘Reds’ are undefeated in 15 PL games (W13, D2) and have the best home record in the league this season. In 17 home league games, they are yet to lose, winning 14 times and drawing three. They have also recorded a league-high 12 home clean sheets at home and are also undefeated in the last ten home PL H2Hs (W7, D3), despite conceding in seven of those encounters.
Possible Liverpool starting line-up
Alisson Becker; Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joel Matip, Virgil van Dijk, Andy Robertson; Thiago Alcantara, Jordan Henderson, Fabinho; Mohamed Salah, Luis Diaz, Sadio Mane.
Doubtful: Roberto Firmino
Meanwhile, Tottenham are still in the battle for a place in the UCL next season. They come into this tie on the back of a 3-1 win over Leicester City and will be desperate to make it two wins in two and keep their dreams of UCL football next season alive.
The visitors are entangled in a four-way battle for the European places and they come into this tie sitting in fifth place, two points behind fourth-placed Arsenal with four games to play.
And so, a positive result here would set up the ultimate showdown in their next match when they face off against their main top-four rivals, Arsenal.
Antonio Conte’s men have enjoyed a good run of form away from home recently. They have won their last three away games without conceding a goal.
With a tasty attack that has the in-form Son Heung-min and Harry Kane, Spurs cannot be ruled out of getting a win here.
Possible Tottenham starting line-up
Hugo Lloris; Cristian Romero, Eric Dier, Ben Davies; Emerson Royal, Rodrigo Bentancur, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Ryan Sessegnon; Dejan Kulusevski, Harry Kane, Heung-Min Son.
Injured: Japhet Tanganga, Oliver Skipp, Sergio Reguilon, Matt Doherty
Liverpool 2-0 Tottenham