Tottenham vs Liverpool: Betting tips, predictions, odds & match preview
Liverpool will look to avoid a third straight defeat when the reigning Premier League champions travel to Tottenham Hotspur on Thursday at 8pm.
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These are uncharted waters for Jurgen Klopp as Liverpool manager, with the Reds winless in five Premier League games and without a goal in four successive matches, placing a huge spotlight on this showdown in the capital, with Tottenham able to leapfrog the champions with three points on Thursday.
It looked as though the Reds reached new heights last month after blitzing past Crystal Palace in a 7-0 triumph, but since that comprehensive thrashing the Merseysiders have won just one of their proceeding seven matches in all competitions: an FA Cup third-round win over a very depleted Aston Villa side.
The nadir of this concerning run came last week as relegation-threatened Burnley ended the club’s 68-game unbeaten league run at Anfield, while Manchester United compiled the misery with a 3-2 win in the North West Derby on Sunday, placing a greater emphasis on Liverpool getting back to winning ways on Thursday.
Jose Mourinho’s side have blown hot and cold in recent outings, losing to Leicester just before Christmas, while dropping points away to Wolves and at home to Fulham. The Portuguese avoided a banana skin result against basement club Sheffield United last time out and will now look to use that 3-1 win as a springboard heading into this crunch clash.
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Tottenham vs Liverpool: Match Stats
Despite Liverpool’s blip since the festive period, one player who has impressed during the club’s barren run is Thiago, who recently returned from injury. The summer recruit has been a joy to watch and will be nigh-on unplayable once he reaches maximum velocity in the Premier League. The 2019/20 European champion has the ability to control games and hog possession, which is why Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg will be so crucial to Mourinho’s set-up.
The Dane has registered the fifth-most tackles in the Premier League this season of any player (51) and will be Spurs’ midfield destroyer, looking to subdue Liverpool’s passing rhythm while simultaneously protecting the backline, so the likes of Harry Kane — who is looking to score in four consecutive Premier League games for the first time since January 2019 — can operate more freely further forward.
16 December 2020 – Liverpool 2-1 Tottenham – Premier League
11 January 2020 – Tottenham 0-1 Liverpool – Premier League
27 October 2019 – Liverpool 2-1 Tottenham – Premier League
01 June 2019 – Tottenham 0-2 Liverpool – Champions League
31 March 2019 – Liverpool 2-1 Tottenham – Premier League
Mourinho has lost his last three league meetings with Liverpool, his longest losing run against an opponent in his top-flight managerial league career. In fact, only against Pep Guardiola (five) has Mourinho lost more games than he has against Klopp (four). The most recent of those came last month. Just before Liverpool’s recent nosedive, the champions pulled off a 2-1 win at Anfield, with Roberto Firmino netting in the dying embers with an unlikely goal from a corner.