Liverpool vs Tottenham: Tale of the tape from Anfield

Sheri Evans
February 4, 2018

Kane comfortably won round one at Wembley in October with two goals and an assist but Salah was still on target for Liverpool despite the final 4-1 scoreline.

Their last Anfield meeting occurred nearly a year back when a Sadio Mane brace in the first half sealed all three points for Liverpool.

They took four points from trips to Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League.

The Reds lost 4-1 to Spurs at Wembley back in September after Mauricio Pochettino's side exposed Liverpool FC's disorganised defence.

Historically, Liverpool have dominated Spurs at Anfield.

"Throughout the game, they never really looked like threatening us".

Liverpool: Karius; Gomez, Lovren, Van Dijk, Robertson; Henderson, Can, Wijnaldum; Salah, Firmino, Mane.

Liverpool are now third on the Premier League table with 50 points, but a loss could possibly see them exchange places with Spurs in 5th.

The only big name signing was Dutch stopper Virgil van Dijk who came in from Southampton for a fee of £75 million pounds while 18-year-old left back Tony Gallacher was signed from Falkirk for just £200k.

Nathaniel Clyne is stepping up his recovery from a long-term back injury but will be sidelined for the next few weeks at least, with Liverpool otherwise having a fully-fit squad to choose from. So he won't be taking any chances on players who haven't yet proven themselves to be completely match fit.

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Eriksen in particular was superb, and his link up play with Heung-Min Son, Dele Alli and Harry Kane caused problems for United all evening.

Likewise, in spite of Lucas Moura's late capture on deadline day from Paris Saint-Germain, Spurs remain in the bottom half of the Premier League table when it comes to net spend on transfers this season.

Against United, Spurs were off the mark in under 11 seconds, and Kane wants to make sure his side do that once again, this time at Anfield - where Liverpool traditionally like to start games well.

Nathan Dyer of Swansea City tackles Andy Robertson of Liverpool during the Premier League match between Swansea City and Liverpool at Liberty Stadium.

The Reds have not lost a league game at Anfield against a top-six rival since defeat to Manchester United in January 2016, winning six and drawing six of 12 matches since then.

The Reds are undefeated in their last 14 home games at Anfield in Premier League.

"We signed a player who has not competed for six to seven months", he said on Friday.

The England worldwide also has 18 goals in his last 13 top-flight away games.

Mohamed Salah has scored 19 Premier League goals in 24 games this season.

Spurs can leapfrog Liverpool into fourth with a win on Sunday, but Pochettino was quick to reject any comparisons between the two clubs, saying they have "different players, different characteristics".

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