Tottenham interim manager Ryan Mason’s reign continues against Liverpool at Anfield on April 30, 2023.
Tottenham Hotspur came back from 2-0 down to get a point against Manchester United on April 27, 2023, while Liverpool defeated West Ham at the London Stadium on April 26, 2023.
Liverpool vs Tottenham Preview
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was filled with pride after his team came from behind to beat West Ham 2-1 in the Premier League.
New signing Cody Gakpo scored a thunderous strike, and Joel Matip’s header cancelled Lucas Paqueta’s excellent opener.
However, Jarrod Bowen’s goal was ruled out for offside after a VAR check. The referee also waved away a penalty for West Ham after Liverpool’s Thiago Alcantara’s handball in the late minutes of the match.
After the match, the Liverpool team got into sixth place, but they were sent back to seventh place following Tottenham’s 1-1 draw with Manchester United.
With a seven-point gap between Liverpool and Manchester United, the Merseyside Reds need some miracles to qualify for next season’s Champions League.
However, if Liverpool take 11 points out of 15, they are likely to qualify for either the Champions League, the Europa League, or the Europa Conference League.
The Reds have scored at least two goals in the last four matches but have failed to keep clean sheets in those matches. Only Leeds United have beaten Liverpool at Anfield.
Tottenham Hotspur got off to a better start in the post-Christian Stellini era with a 2-2 draw against Manchester United in London.
Pedro Porto and Heung Min Son gave the North London side a point after two first-half goals from Manchester United’s Jadon Sancho and Marcus Rashford.
The match against Manchester United has boosted Tottenham’s confidence and top-four hopes. It was a totally different match from Tottenham’s 6-1 loss to Newcastle.
Tottenham have been winless in the last seven matches away from home. They had also failed to get a single clean sheet in those matches.
Further more, Liverpool’s 2-1 win against Tottenham on November 6, 2022, was the 11th match of Tottenham’s winless run against Liverpool.
The last time Tottenham won a match against Liverpool was in October 2017.
Liverpool vs Tottenham Team News
Stefan Bajcetic and Calvin Ramsey are already out of the match against Tottenham. Jurgen Klopp will also miss Ibrahim Konate, who was not fit against West Ham.
Roberto Firmino’s muscular injuries make the striker a doubt against Tottenham and, inclusively, Naby Keita. Klopp may consider starting Darwin Nunes ahead of Diogo Jota.
It is unclear whether Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Hugo Lloris will be available to play against Liverpool due to his hip injury against Newcastle.
Tottenham Yves Bissouma, Rodrigo Bentancur, Ryan Sessegnon, and Emerson Royal are also out of the match against Liverpool.
Dejan Kulusevski is in line to make his first appearance ahead of Richarlison.
Eric Dier was impressive against Manchester United but will have to be ready for Liverpool’s attackers.
Liverpool vs Tottenham Probable Line Up
Liverpool’s probable lineup:
Alisson; Alexander-Arnold; Konate; Van Dijk; Robertson; Henderson; Fabinho; Jones; Salah; Gakpo; Nunez
Tottenham Hotspur’s probable lineup:
Forster; Romero, Dier, Lenglet; Porro, Hojbjerg, Skipp, Perisic; Kulusevski, Kane, Son
Liverpool vs Tottenham Prediction
Klopp had seen improvements in his team’s defense. However, winning matches like this will surely be easy for the Merseysiders due to their recent form.
Tottenham, on the other hand, have been poor defensively, and the attack hardly poses a threat.
Prediction: Liverpool 3:2 Tottenham