Tottenham vs Liverpool 22/10/2017
Tottenham have improved by leaps and bounds over the past two years, and it might come as a surprise that they are winless in their last nine EPL matches against Liverpool (W0, D3, L6). Liverpool are the only team Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino has failed to beat since he joined them in 2014.
Spurs put their Wembley curse to bed with their first EPL win there last Saturday, edging Bournemouth 1-0 in a nervy encounter.
Without wanting to restart the ‘Harry Kane team’ argument, it’s fair to say that Pochettino will look to his number 10 on Sunday. Kane has scored six of Tottenham’s 15 league goals this season. In all competitions, he has scored 11 of their 23 goals.
Kane has taken 50 shots this season, 18 more than any player in the division. He averages roughly 6.4 shots per 90 minutes played. Liverpool, who thrashed Maribor 7-0 to top their Champions League group in midweek, therefore have to formulate a plan to stop him.
Spurs trio of midfielders Victor Wanyama, Erik Lamela and Moussa Dembele remain sidelined from their long-term injuries, while Liverpool are again without Sadio Mane and Adam Lallana.