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Hard to See Reds Losing


Nonetheless, Klopp’s men enter Saturday’s match as Europe’s form team, with their only defeat in 29 outings this calendar year being an ultimately meaningless one against Inter Milan in the Champions League. The last six of those games have been wins – against the likes of Manchester City, Manchester United, Villarreal, Everton and Newcastle United – and Liverpool now have just six left of a memorable campaign.


The potent Tottenham attack of Harry Kane, Son Heung-min and Dejan Kulusevski will be as great a threat to Liverpool’s unbeaten, league-leading home record this season as any they have faced so far, although the Reds do boast a formidable record in this fixture.


Liverpool boast the best defensive record in the league and, as mentioned, have been imperious at the back at home lately, but Tottenham’s deadly duo will fancy their chances against anyone on their day.


Indeed, the fact that Spurs are so far unbeaten against the top two this season will act as perhaps the clearest sign that this could be Liverpool’s most difficult remaining league game, with Conte’s side having beaten Man City home and away and drawn 2-2 with Liverpool in the reverse fixture.


Liverpool’s high line is sure to give Tottenham chances in behind too, and few teams are better equipped to exploit that, so the visitors will certainly travel to Merseyside believing that they can pull off a result which would have major implications in both the title race and the top-four race.

DPP Verdict

This is not a match many Liverpool fans will be looking forward to; Spurs have the tools to expose Liverpool’s few weaknesses, and if the Reds do get their high line wrong against Kane and Son then they will be punished more severely than against most teams. Most of Liverpool’s dropped points this season have come in the more frantic games – something Spurs will look to make it having beaten Man City in similar fashion, particularly as they realistically need the win themselves. However, it is impossible to look past Liverpool’s recent record of 40 points from the last 42 available in the Premier League, and they proved again in midweek that they have a welcome habit of finding a way to get the job done. This fixture is the second-highest scoring one in Premier League history and we expect goals again, but ultimately it is difficult not to come down on the side of Liverpool picking up a priceless win which would again lift them to the top of the table.