Saturday 11 Feb

Liverpool vs Tottenham Match Preview

11 Feb 2017 Stuart S. ENGLAND: Premier League
ENGLAND: Premier League

Liverpool FC

  • L
  • L
  • L
  • D
  • L

vs

Kick-off
17:30 GMT
11 February 2017

Tottenham Hotspur

  • W
  • D
  • W
  • D
  • W

Kick-off
17:30 GMT 11 February 2017

The Liverpool vs Tottenham match will be played on Saturday, February 11th, 2017 at the Anfield in Liverpool. This is matchday 25 in the 2016/17 Premier League season. Liverpool is 5th with 46 points while Tottenham is 2nd with 50 points.

STATS

  • Liverpool has won 1 of their last 10 matches in all competitions (D4, L5)
  • Tottenham is unbeaten their last 11 games (W9, D2)
  • Liverpool has lost 1 of their last 19 Premier League homes games (W11, D8)
  • 3 of the last 4 Tottenham away games has featured +3.5 goals.
  • Liverpool has conceded -1.5 goals in 9 of their 11 Premier League home games this season.

HEAD TO HEAD

The two sides have met twice already this season.
Liverpool is unbeaten in their last 8 Premier League fixtures against Tottenham and the last 9 in all competitions.

Head to head matches: Liverpool FC - Tottenham Hotspur

25.10.2016 EFL Liverpool FC Tottenham Hotspur 2:1
27.08.2016 Prem Tottenham Hotspur Liverpool FC 1:1

LIVERPOOL NEWS

Liverpool’s miserable 2017 continued unabated at Hull last weekend when the Premier League strugglers beat the Reds 2-0. It’s now one win in 10 for Jurgen Klopp’s men, a run which has ended their hopes of silverware this season and leaves them struggling in the fight for the Champions League places.

Klopp is without Danny Ings and Marko Grujic but Dejan Lovren and Ragnar Klavan are expected to be fit for the weekend’s big Premier League clash. After more calamitous goalkeeping from Simon Mignolet in recent weeks, the German is expected to restore Loris Karius to the Liverpool goal with Joe Hart at the top of their want-list this summer.

The biggest boost this weekend is Sadio Mane’s availability. He returned to the XI at Hull but was off the pace; now, attuned to the Premier League once again, Klopp and Liverpool will need him to recover the form he displayed before Christmas. The Senegalese remains the Reds leading goalscorer.

This is the start of a crucial period for Liverpool; they face Arsenal, Manchester City and Everton in the next 6 games. Failing to take 9 points or more from that total of 18 could leave them struggling to make the Europa League, let alone sitting at Europe’s top table.

Latest matches: Liverpool FC

04.02.2017 Prem Hull City Liverpool FC 2:0 L
31.01.2017 Prem Liverpool FC Chelsea FC 1:1 D
28.01.2017 FA C Liverpool FC Wolverhampton Wanderers 1:2 L
25.01.2017 EFL Liverpool FC Southampton FC 0:1 L
21.01.2017 Prem Liverpool FC Swansea City 2:3 L

TOTTENHAM NEWS

Spurs hit form just at the right moment but injuries are starting to bite hard. Jan Vertonghen and Danny Rose are both missing this week while Georges-Kevin Nkoudou is also out. Erik Lamela is on his way back from a serious hip injury while Keiran Trippier is also close to a return.

It still leaves Mauricio Pochettino with some concerns about the depth of his squad at the moment, not least up front. Harry Kane has scored 2 of Spurs last 3 goals at Anfield (as well as assisting with the other) but beyond Dele Alli, they are light of consistent goalscorers.

Summer signing Vincent Janssen works hard but failing to score from open play in the Premier League raises the prospect of a quick sale at the end of the season to invest in a more reliable alternative to Kane.

Their record at Anfield in recent years is abysmal but of their last 20 fixtures at the current top 6, they have won just twice, losing 12 and drawing 6. It underlines that Tottenham have the form against the lower teams but in the big matches, they are short of the title-winning mentality. This match offers the opportunity to change that.

Latest matches: Tottenham Hotspur

04.02.2017 Prem Tottenham Hotspur Middlesbrough FC 1:0 W
31.01.2017 Prem Sunderland AFC Tottenham Hotspur 0:0 D
28.01.2017 FA C Tottenham Hotspur Wycombe Wanderers 4:3 W
21.01.2017 Prem Manchester City Tottenham Hotspur 2:2 D
14.01.2017 Prem Tottenham Hotspur West Bromwich Albion 4:0 W

SUMMING UP!

History is against them but the form book says that Spurs won’t have a better opportunity to win at Anfield. Liverpool’s form is horrible, and Tottenham’s confidence in holding on to second place is growing.

With a clear week, both sides will have worked hard ahead of this week and it will be Liverpool who benefits more from that. A chance to clear the cobwebs and with an impressive home record in the Premier League, there’s a strong case to believe they will win this match, especially as defeat may end their Champions League hopes.

About the author - Stuart S.

An English freelance sports writer, Stuart has written the Arsenal blog A Cultured Left Foot since 2006, as well as numerous betting previews and articles.

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