After a blockbuster Saturday of Premier League football, we can only hope the Sunday lives up to that high standard with one of the headline games coming from the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. In a surprising start to the season, Liverpool trail their hosts today by 10 points and are 8 points off the top 4.
Liverpool’s poor start to the season can be attributed to a whole variety of issues, but Klopp’s machine isn’t far away from clicking. There has been good signs with victories against Napoli, City and Newcastle but they have been far too inconsistent to make another title push. Meanwhile Spurs sitting in third place have been far more consistent and progressed to the knockout stage of the Champions League on Tuesday with a 95th minute winner. Based on this season, Spurs could dominate this game, on paper Liverpool could dominate it. With quality all over the pitch this should be a blockbuster Super Sunday game to round off the weekend.
Spurs v Liverpool Bet Builder Tips
Liverpool to Win
Liverpool have had a tendency to show up against the big sides this season and Spurs should provide another opportunity for Klopp to showcase his ability on the main stage. A pair of Champions League victories and a victory over leaders City have been overshadowed by appalling results to Nottingham Forest and Leeds.
It can be argued that Liverpool’s midfielders have been the source of their problem, exposing the back 4 far more often than previous years. The likes of Trent, Gomez and van Dijk have made more mistakes and faced more dribbles than any season prior.
However, Conte’s Spurs should play perfectly into Liverpool’s strengths with their defensive playstyle and low possession numbers. Averaging 50.3% possession compared to Liverpool’s 62.1%, Spurs tend to be a counter attacking side relying on Kane dropping deep to play the wingers in behind. The loss of Son should bring less success over the top and overall less quality as he joins Richarlison and Kulusevski on the injury list.
With Spurs usually relying on Kane’s quality to help them out of tough situations, Liverpool will aim to neutralise this with few other threats over the pitch. When Spurs have lower levels of possession, their result are worse, losing to Newcastle, United and Arsenal). Klopp’s men should have enough quality to dominate possession and more than enough attacking quality to put one of their many chances away.
Harry Kane to have 2+ Shots on Target
As I have already mentioned, Spurs are without Korean star Heung-min Son for this game due to a fractured eye socket and will therefore be highly reliant on England skipper Harry Kane. Spurs’ number 10 has been in fine form this season only failing to register a goal contribution in two games this season, Southampton on the first day and United.
Kane’s ball distribution sees him drop deeper usually in Spurs’ 3-4-3, playing more of the false nine role. Without Son, Spurs are expected to line up in a 3-5-2 which should see Kane playing higher up and with more centrally with a partner. When facing two striker formations Liverpool faced 1 SOT every 10 minutes v Forest and 1 per 20 minutes against Brighton. Kane is a better player than Trossard and Brennan Johnson and should find more space to overpower his opposing number using Moura as a distraction.
Considering that Kane has had a Shot on Target in all but one of his games this season with Son fit, it wouldn’t be surprising to see Kane test Alisson at least twice without him.
Mohamed Salah to Score or Assist
Without a doubt the best player in the league last season, Mohamed Salah has been slightly underwhelming this season. Underwhelming yet he still has 19 goal contributions by the start of November which shows the ridiculous standards we set for him. Often played as a right winger, Salah has recently shifted inside as Liverpool have moved to a narrow formation to mask their defensive struggles.
Now operating as a striker, Salah should provide more of a goal threat than out wide. With 8 goal contributions in his last 7 games and 4 in his last 3 he is justifying Klopp’s tactical move. Salah’s underlying numbers also support this selection with 0.55 xG per game and 3.12 progressive runs per game.
Spurs struggle against attackers of real quality considering to the likes of Jesus, Fernandes and Callum Wilson in recent weeks. Darwin Nunez and Salah have two of the highest potentials in the league on their day and work well in tandem. With Liverpool seeing plenty of the ball on this trip to London, I expect Salah to provide that spark in the final third.
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