Liverpool will target stretching their lead at the top of the league when they take a trip to North London to play Tottenham Hotspur.
After resting number of key players in their FA Cup win over Everton last weekend, Jurgen Klopp is set to unleash his guns against a troubled Spurs team.
On the other hand, Tottenham Hotspur failed to beat Middlesbrough in the FA Cup drawing 1-1 at the Riverside Stadium. Spurs are also winless in their last two Premier League games with their last win coming against Brighton & Hove Albion on Boxing Day.
Harry Kane’s injury will likely be a concern for Jose Mourinho whose time in management has sometimes seen him stop streaks similar to that of the Merseysiders. The last time the Reds ever came so close to winning the league, a Jose Mourinho Chelsea team, caused the title to slip from them and the manager will hope to do a similar job though there’s a huge point difference.
A win for the Lilywhites could see them replace Manchester United at fifth if Red Devils fail to beat Norwich City.
WHEN AND WHERE?
Venue: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Date: Saturday, January 11
Time: 5:30 PM
Tottenham have won just one of their last 14 Premier League meetings with Liverpool (D4 L9), winning 4-1 at Wembley in October 2017.
After a run of five consecutive away defeats against Tottenham between 2008-2012, Liverpool have lost just one of their six Premier League visits to Spurs (W3 D2).
Tottenham have won six of their last 10 Premier League home games against sides starting the day top of the table (D1 L3), though they have lost their last two (vs Man City in April 2018 and Liverpool in September 2018).
Liverpool are unbeaten in their last eight Premier League games in London (W5 D3), winning the last three in a row. The Reds haven’t won four consecutive league games in the capital since October 1989.
Only bottom of the table Norwich City have kept as few Premier League clean sheets this season as Tottenham Hotspur (2). Meanwhile, Liverpool have scored in 29 consecutive matches – the last team to have a longer run in the Premier League were Manchester United in November 2008 (36).
Spurs confirmed that Harry Kane (hamstring), Moussa Sissoko (knee), Ben Davies (ankle) and Tanguy Ndombele (hip) remain out, while Hugo Lloris (shoulder) is in the final stages of rehab. Danny Rose (calf) is back in training.
For Jurgen Klopp, James Milner joins Fabinho and Naby keita in the treatment room, while Dejan Lovren is also set to return next week. Xherdan Shaqiri and Joel Matip could be involved in the game after training this week. Takumi Minamino could also make his Premier League debut over the weekend.
Spurs: Gazzaniga; Aurier, Alderweireld, Sanchez, Vertonghen; Dier, Winks; Lamela, Alli, Lucas; Son.
Liverpool: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Van Dijk, Robertson; Henderson, Wijnaldum, Oxlade-Chamberlain; Salah, Firmino, Mane.
Tottenham Hotspur 1-1 Liverpool