Liverpool will want to put pressure on Manchester City in the Premier League title chase this weekend by defeating Tottenham Hotspur.
As we enter the final four games of the 2021/22 season, the Premier League title race begins to heat up. Manchester City are now in first place, although they only have a one-point lead over Liverpool. Liverpool could face even greater pressure when they meet Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield on Saturday night, following Manchester City’s humiliating defeat to Real Madrid in midweek.
Liverpool come into the game having won two games in a row. Newcastle United pushed the Reds hard last time out in the Premier League, but they won 1-0. They then staged a spectacular comeback to win the second leg of their UEFA Champions League semi-final against Villarreal 3-2.
Liverpool are unbeaten in 13 games in all competitions, with their last league loss coming against Leicester City in December. With only a point separating them from Manchester City, who face Newcastle on Sunday, Jurgen Klopp’s side can take the lead and put pressure on Pep Guardiola’s side, whose morale will be shot following midweek.
Tottenham Hotspur, managed by Antonio Conte, will be standing in Liverpool’s way, as they are also eager for a win to keep their top-four ambitions alive. After losing to Brighton & Hove Albion and drawing with Brentford, the Lilywhites have conceded fourth place to Arsenal. However, they returned to winning form last time out, thumping Leicester City 3-1.
In the table, Tottenham are only two points behind Arsenal. Conte’s side will need to win at Anfield next week to stay in contention for the final Champions League qualification spot.
The previous time these two sides met, Liverpool and Tottenham played to a 2-2 draw, with Andrew Robertson scoring and then being sent off. The Hard Tackle takes a deeper look at both teams ahead of their latest match at Anfield on Saturday night.
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Possible line up for Liverpool: (4-3-3)
Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, van Dijk, Robertson; Henderson, Fabinho, Thiago; Salah, Mane, Diaz,
Conte will keep his Tottenham team in a 3-4-3 system, with the Reds likely to defend deep and attack Liverpool on the break. Hugo Lloris will once again be in goal, protected by the three-man defensive line of Cristian Romero, Eric Dier, and Ben Davies.
Possible line up for Tottenham: (3-4-3)
Lloris; Romero, Dier, Davies; Royal, Bentancur, Hojbjerg, Sessegnon, Kulusevski, Kane, Son;
Liverpool and Tottenham have had close ties in recent years, and Saturday night’s match at Anfield looks to be no different. Son Heung-min, Dejan Kulusevski, and Harry Kane are all on fire and will provide a threat to Liverpool’s defense. Liverpool, on the other hand, might take advantage of Spurs’ defensive vulnerability thanks to the brilliance of Luis Diaz, Mohamed Salah, and Sadio Mane.
This Premier League clash will take place on Saturday, May 7 and kick-off at Anfield is set for 7:45pm. This match will be broadcast on BT Sport 1 with coverage starting at 7pm.