Two of the most improved sides in this season’s English Premier League will lock horns in London this Saturday as Tottenham welcome Liverpool to Tottenham Hotspur Stadium for their matchday seven.
Liverpool sit second behind leaders Manchester City on the Premier League table with 16 points after six matches. Jurgen Klopp’s side have won five straight matches after their opening-day draw with Chelsea.
The Reds have eaten opposing defences for lunch, collecting the most expected goals in the league while boasting an attack that doesn’t rely too heavily on one particular player.
This match presents a stiff test, however, as they meet a Tottenham side who are also looking bright up front, with Son Heung-min enjoying a bounce-back season to help mitigate the loss of Harry Kane.
New boss Ange Postecoglou took some heat for the way Spurs were dumped from the EFL Cup, but otherwise he has managed to spur Tottenham on to a bright start to the year, sitting fourth on 14 points.
With both sides yet to taste defeat in Premier League play this season, can either side collect all three points, or will they share the spoils? There’s not only plenty to gain but also plenty to lose as each chase Manchester City at the top of the standings.
Tottenham forward Brennan Johnson has been ruled out because of the hamstring issue he sustained last weekend, while Midfielder James Maddison is training and should be available despite picking up a knock in the draw with Arsenal.
For Liverpool, Defender Trent Alexander-Arnold is fit again after missing four games with a hamstring problem and Jurgen Klopp says that Stefan Bajcetic has a minor calf issue and that he will join compatriot Thiago on the sidelines.
Tottenham’s 4-1 win at Wembley in October 2017 is their only triumph in the 23 most recent meetings in all competitions against Liverpool.
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.