After a long International break, Premier League returns to action with a mouth-watering clash between the red-hot Liverpool and in form Tottenham Hotspurs. With 2 top teams clashing for the first time this season it is expected that both the teams would come up with something exciting, high tempo, fast and furious football. A blockbuster encounter awaits as this match breaks the much-anticipated return of Premier League after the International break. With much of the excitement, let’s look into the 5 things to keep an eye on this big game.
1. The Deadly Liverpool Trio :
Liverpool has currently enjoyed a lot of success in front of the goal through their front three comprising of the deadly trio of Salah, Mane, and Firmino. Mane looks to be in hot form in Premier League scoring 4 goals out of 4 games played by Liverpool. Firmino and Salah though had a slightly slow start but goals in International fixtures have given them a huge boost and Firmino and Salah along with Mane are all set to become the menacing trio which the biggest clubs in the World are afraid of.
2. Alli And Lloris Out :
Spurs have a slight injury problem as in form Dele Alli and World Cup winner Hugo Lloris are set to be sidelined with injuries. Dele picked up the injury during his international break fixtures for England while Lloris picked a thigh injury during training. Dele Alli is all set to be replaced by returning South Korean hero Son and Vorm will wear the gloves in absence of Hugo Lloris. Spurs even after losing their two top players looks like a very dangerous side to encounter the Liverpool threat.
3. Klopp Vs Pocchetino :
Two top quality managers are set to battle it out for the 4th time in Premier League while Pocchetino having a slight advantage over Jurgen as Liverpool is yet to overcome Spurs under the management of Jurgen Klopp. Last 3 meetings between the two teams resulted in 2 draws and 1 win for Spurs. With both the clubs hungry for win and an upcoming game of such high tempo, both the teams are set to produce some sharp, tactical, and ruthless football under two great managers.
4. Liverpool’s Best Record Since 1990 :
This season Liverpool have started their best campaign since 1990 as the Redmen of Anfield registered 4 victories out of their 4 games which is their best beginning since 1990. Liverpool would aim for two records, one being winning six straight fixtures which last happened last in the year 2014 under Brendan Rodgers and winning 5 games in a row which last took place in the 1986/87 and 1990/91 season.
5. In Form Lucas Moura :
Lucas Moura has been sensational for Spurs this season and has looked lethal fast in front of goal. Lucas Moura scored his first goal this season against Fulham followed by two sensational goals against Manchester United in Spurs’ memorable victory over the Red Devils at Old Trafford.
With a tally of 3 goals out of 4 games and range of high-speed dribbling with sharp passing this looks like a season Lucas Moura would be remembered for after his arrival at White Hart Lane leaving PSG.