Liverpool dropped their first points in the 2019-20 Premier League season last weekend as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Manchester United. And next up, Jurgen Klopp’s men welcome Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield on Sunday.
Liverpool still remain at the top of the league table but after the draw vs Man United their lead has been cut back to six points and this might come down even more by the end of this weekend.
The Reds boss chose to make a number of reshuffles to his starting XI last weekend and this was mainly due to the fact that Mo Salah was absent from the squad. But now that the Egyptian is back, Klopp should revert back to his favourite 4-3-3 formation.
Liverpool team news vs Spurs:
Joel Matip missed the game vs Genk due to an ankle injury but the latest reports claim the defender should be fit to play against Spurs on Sunday.
If Matip returns to the starting line-up then Dejan Lovren will move back to the bench as the Cameroon international plays alongside Virgil Van Dijk.
Alexander-Arnold was also absent from the Champions League game but the England international will return to the first XI replacing James Milner at right-back as reports suggest he has fully recovered from his illness.
Fabinho will keep his place in central midfield but Oxlade-Chamberlain and Naby Keita who both started in midweek should both move back to the bench in order to make way for Henderson and Wijnaldum on Sunday.
Mo Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino all started vs Genk in midweek and the trio will most certainly be named in the first XI for the Liverpool vs Spurs clash.
Right now, Jurgen Klopp does not have any major injury concerns and the only big name who is ruled out for Sunday is Xherdan Shaqiri.
Shaqiri has been recovering from a calf injury and there have been reports that the Swiss might be back to full training sometime next week.
The draw vs Man United was surely a bit of a blow to Liverpool’s plans but Jurgen Klopp will be hoping that his players can get things back on track this weekend vs Spurs.
The Lilywhites have failed to pick up a win vs Liverpool during their past three meetings in the Premier League and given they take on the Reds at Anfield we don’t think Mauricio Pochettino’s men will be able to conjure up anything worthwhile.