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Liverpool vs Spurs: Preview, team news, key facts, predicted lineup

Liverpool

After confirming their place in the final of the Champions League, Liverpool turn their focus back on the Premier League as they take on Spurs on Sunday at Anfield.

Liverpool come into the game after a 3-2 win over Villareal in the second leg of the semi-finals in the Champions League. While last time around in the Premier League they beat Newcastle United 1-0 in the Premier League, The club are currently 2nd in the Premier League. They have picked up 82 points from 34 league games so far this term.

Liverpool Premier League form: W W D W W W

While Spurs come into the game after a 3-1 win over Leicester City in the league. The club are currently 5th in the Premier League table. They have picked up 61 points from 34 league games so far this term.

Tottenham Hotspur Premier League form: W W W L D W

The reds will be looking to continue with their title charge and pick up yet another three points to put the pressure on Manchester City. While Tottenham hotspurs need the three points to keep up with Arsenal who currently occupy the 4th spot in the league table.

Key facts

  • Liverpool have lost just one of their last 27 home league meetings against Spurs.
  • While Spurs have won just one of their last 18 meetings against Liverpool.
  • The reds are unbeaten in their last 21 Premier League home games.
  • The reds come into the game on a three-match clean sheet streak in the league.

Team news

Roberto Firmino looks like the only doubt for Liverpool ahead of the clash. While there is still a massive decision to be made by Jurgen Klopp about who to start in attack. Luis Diaz came off the bench and changed the game for Liverpool against Villareal. While Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah played the whole 90 minutes, Diogo Jota played just 45. Joel Matip and  Jordan Henderson also look set to return to the starting lineup in the league.

For Spurs Matt Doherty, Sergio Reguilon and Japhet Tanganga are all ruled out due to injury. Defensive midfielder Oliver Skipp is ruled out for the rest of the season after undergoing surgery for his injury.

Predicted lineup

Liverpool predicted lineup:

Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson; Henderson, Fabinho, Thiago; Salah, Mane, Diaz

Spurs predicted lineup:

Lloris; Romero, Dier, Davies; Emerson, Bentancur, Hojbjerg, Sessegnon; Kulusevski, Kane, Son

Liverpool vs Spurs: Prediction

Both sides need to pick up the three points to keep their goals for the rest of the season on track. But with Liverpool’s home record under Jurgen Klopp. It seems almost impossible that Spurs will grab anything from the game.

Prediction: Liverpool 3:1 Spurs

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