Christmas comes early in the Premier League for fans when champions host leaders in a mouth-watering midweek clash. Liverpool welcomes Tottenham at Anfield this Wednesday with a kickoff at 11 pm.
The two sides head into the match separated by only a goal difference heading into the contest. However, both sides will be looking to bounce back from an underwhelming 1-1 draw during the weekend.
Last weekend was one to forget for the top teams marking the first time either Liverpool, Chelsea, Manchester United, Tottenham, or Manchester City failed to register a win during the weekend since 2016.
Liverpool was held off to a 1-1 draw against Fulham during the weekend. Bobby Reid opened the scoring account with an assist from Lookman. It took Liverpool to the 79th minute for Mohamed Salah to come with an equalizer.
Given their stellar home record at Anfield at 70 matches unbeaten, Jurgen Klopp might feel some pressure due to the in-form Liverpool. Their away form this season has been wanting, and last weekend proved it. However, it remains a question whether Jose Mourinho could end the winning streak at Anfield.
On the other hand, Tottenham came off a successful North London Derby while heading into another London rivalry with Crystal Palace. In-form Harry Kane opened the scoring account in the opening minutes of the game. However,r Jeffrey Schlupp came through in the second half with an equalizer.
Liverpool vs. Tottenham Head to Head
Both sides have 33 matches against each other, with Liverpool taking home 18 wins while Tottenham with eight wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Fulham 1-1 Liverpool
FC Midtjylland 1-1 Liverpool
Liverpool 4-0 Wolves
Liverpool 1-0 Ajax
Brighton 1-1 Liverpool
Crystal Palace 1-1 Tottenham
Tottenham 2-0 Royal Antwerp
Tottenham 2-0 Arsenal
LASK 3-3 Tottenham
Chelsea 0-0 Tottenham
Tottenham 4-0 Ludogorets
Liverpool Team News
Liverpool was forced to play with a midfield-center back partnership of Dean Henderson and Fabinho after Joel Matip walked off the pitch with back spasms. However, he looks in contention to start this weekend, with Rhys Williams and Nat Philips in contention for a start.
Tottenham Team News
Gareth Bale missed last weekend’s clash with Crystal Palace due to illness, but Mourinho expects the Real Madrid loanee to recover ahead of their trip to Meyerside. During a press conference, Mourinho revealed that Tanganga and Erik Lamela remain sidelined with injuries. The partnership of Harry Kane and Heung Son is paying off this season.
Prediction and Odds
It promises to be an entertaining contest at Anfield, but we expect history to repeat itself this Wednesday.
Both Teams to Score
Goals Over 2.5