Tottenham vs Liverpool: EPL Match Preview, Predicted Line-ups and Fantasy XI

Two teams with unbeaten records in the Premier League so far this season meet in north London on Saturday night when Tottenham Hotspur host Liverpool.
Two unbeaten teams battle it out to remain unbeaten (Image- The Liverpool Offside)
Two unbeaten teams battle it out to remain unbeaten (Image- The Liverpool Offside)

Tottenham vs Liverpool, both teams will put their unbeaten Premier League streaks on the line when they square off in Saturday evening's headline battle in North London.

Match Details:

  • Location: London, England
  • Stadium: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
  • Date: Saturday 30 September
  • Kick-off Time: 17:30 BST / 12:30 ET / 09:30 PT
  • Referee: TBC
  • VAR: TBC

Tottenham vs Liverpool: Match Preview

The Lilywhites took a point away from the Emirates in a 2-2 draw with bitter adversaries Arsenal last weekend, while the Reds most recently overcame Leicester City 3-1 in the EFL Cup.

Spurs took four points from the first two of those encounters and now prepare to host a Liverpool side they have a dreadful record against, and who make the trip south having almost forgotten what it's like to lose in the Premier League.

Jürgen Klopp's team will arrive at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on a 17-game unbeaten run in the league, which is 10 matches longer than the current next best undefeated run in the division; coincidentally Spurs are one of those teams (with Arsenal) without a defeat in seven.

Liverpool have accumulated 41 points since their last loss, a 4-1 hammering by Manchester City in April, with Pep Guardiola's champions the only team to have won more (43) over the same period. They finished last season very strong and then made some smart acquisitions in the transfer market that helped ensure they continue to look reinvigorated.

Team News:

Tottenham:

Brennan Johnson was withdrawn on his first Spurs start at Arsenal with a hamstring problem. The club are due to give an update on the Wales international's fitness before the weekend's game, but Manor Solomon is primed to return to the starting XI if needed.

James Maddison jarred his knee at the Emirates but is expected to be fit, though Ivan Perisic, Rodrigo Bentancur, Ryan Sessegnon and Bryan Gil are unavailable.

Liverpool:

Alexander-Arnold is battling to be fit (Visionhaus/ GettyImages)

Trent Alexander-Arnold didn't make the Liverpool squad for Wednesday's Carabao Cup victory having been sidelined since early October, but the right-back has rejoined first-team training and could pull through in time. Thiago is also absent with a hip problem which has kept him out since April.

Tottenham vs Liverpool: Head to Head and Key Stats

  • Tottenham's 4-1 win at Wembley in October 2017 is their only triumph in the 23 most recent meetings in all competitions.
  • The Reds are undefeated at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, winning three and drawing one of their four visits.
  • Liverpool have scored in 17 successive games against Spurs in all competitions since Jurgen Klopp's first match in charge ended in a goalless Premier League draw at White Hart Lane in October 2015.

Predicted Line-ups:

Tottenham predicted lineup vs Liverpool (4-2-3-1): Vicario; Porro, Romero, Van de Ven, Udogie; Sarr, Bissouma; Kulusevski, Maddison, Solomon; Son

Liverpool predicted lineup vs Tottenham (4-3-3): Alisson; Gomez, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson; Szoboszlai, Mac Allister, Jones; Salah, Nunez, Jota

TOT vs LIV: Fantasy XI

Alisson, Porro, Romero, Van Dijk, Robertson; Szoboszlai, Mac Allister, Maddison, Salah, Nunez, Son

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