Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool meet in the Premier League on November 6, in the first meeting between the two clubs this season. Both clubs haven’t had optimal starts so far, although Antonio Conte will no doubt be the happier manager.
Jurgen Klopp lost the talismanic Sadio Mané over the summer, and his replacement Darwin Núñez is yet to reach the heights of his predecessor. To make matters worse, the Reds are currently in the midst of a crippling injury crisis.
Team confidence is also in short supply after three losses in the first 11 games – more than the entire 2021-2022 Premier League season. Although Liverpool beat Manchester City at Anfield, they lost in their next game against bottom-placed Nottingham Forest.
Conte will hope his Tottenham side can take advantage, but they also have problems of their own. The Italian’s dogged focus on defensive strength over offensive creativity has stifled Spurs in recent weeks. A tame display in a recent 2-1 loss to Newcastle angered supporters.
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Tottenham Hotspur vs Liverpool is one of the most important upcoming games, especially in the race for the top four. Stay with us for a detailed preview of this crucial Premier League matchup.
Tottenham vs Liverpool: basic round-up
The game will take place on November 6 at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Spurs are currently third in the Premier League, while Liverpool are in eighth place after a terrible start to the season. The referee hasn’t been announced yet.
It is the first meeting between the two sides this season. Tottenham will be hoping to take advantage of Liverpool’s poor form and win the fixture for the first time in five years. On the other hand, Klopp will be praying his side can kick-start their season with an important win.
It’s difficult to predict the lineups for this fixture, mainly due to Liverpool’s terrible injury problems. The Reds currently have seven first-team players out injured, with long-term problems definitely ruling Luis Díaz and Diogo Jota out.
Conte has had more luck with injuries recently but is still without Richarlison and Dejan Kulusevski. These two integral new parts of the Spurs attack will be missed, placing more importance on Harry Kane and Son Heung-min.
Regardless of injury concerns, here are the speculated first-team lineups:
- Hugo Lloris
- Clément Lenglet
- Eric Dier
- Davinson Sánchez
- Rodrigo Bentancur
- Yves Bissouma
- Oliver Skipp
- Ryan Sessegnon
- Harry Kane
- Son Heung-min
- Andy Robertson
- Virgil van Dijk
- Joe Gomez
- James Milner
- Curtis Jones
- Harvey Elliott
- Mohamed Salah
- Darwin Núñez
- Roberto Firmino
Can Jurgen halt the slide?
Jurgen Klopp addressed the loss of Sadio Mané in the preseason, and it’s difficult to argue against the Reds missing the voracious Senegalese attacker. The heartbreak of losing out on an unprecedented quadruple last year has also impacted the team this year.
Liverpool have so far lost to Arsenal, Nottingham Forest and Manchester United. Draws against the likes of Everton and Brighton & Hove have also stifled their progress. The club is in dire straits so far this season, but can Klopp halt the slide?
The tight victory against Manchester City instilled more hope, but the team is clearly in a difficult period. Tweaks to the German’s favored 4-3-3 formation have paid dividends, so it will be interesting to see what the manager goes for against Tottenham.
Liverpool fans will be desperate for an upturn in form from their team, and a statement victory against Tottenham would go a long way in sparking this. Can they do it? Only time will tell.
Antonio Conte’s Tottenham: robust but limited
Conte recently said Spurs need “time and patience” if they truly want to compete with the big guns. The Italian has done a great job of steadying the ship but fans have grown frustrated with his conservative tactics in recent weeks.
Conte teams have never been particularly fun to watch, as the manager prioritizes defensive rigidity over flair and attacking prowess. This has made Spurs a difficult team to break down, although goals have been hard to come by.
Nevertheless, Liverpool’s defense has been famously shaky so far this season. If there was ever a time for Spurs to find their scoring boots, it’s now. Conte will be hoping to have Richarlison and Kulusevski back from injury – these two players could easily make the difference.
What does this fixture mean for both clubs?
It’s still early days in the 2022-23 Premier League season, but this fixture already holds a lot of weight for both Liverpool and Spurs. The clubs will most likely be embroiled in a battle for the Champions League spots come the end of the season, so this match could be pivotal.
It also holds personal significance for both managers. Jurgen Klopp needs another statement victory after the 1-0 against Manchester City, to boost confidence and credibility. Similarly, a win for Antonio Conte would prove his methods are worth pursuing.
Four key players for Spurs and the Reds
Liverpool and Tottenham place huge importance on teamwork, but there are a few players who could make the difference for both sides:
The Egyptian had a slow start to the season but has hit his stride in the past few weeks. He scored the decisive goal against City with trademark pace and precision. We wouldn’t bet against him doing the same at Spurs.
Liverpool’s new signing Darwin Núñez has had a tough start to life at Anfield. This is at least partially down to the amazing scoring heroics of Erling Haaland, although fans expect more from the Uruguayan.
He will be desperate to continue winning over the fans, and a goal against Spurs is the perfect way to do so.
Harry Kane is a bona fide Tottenham Hotspur legend, rescuing the team with crucial goals time and time again. Liverpool will need to be at their best to stop the striker. Otherwise, it would be a very long evening for Allison and co.
Hugo Lloris is arguably one of the most underrated goalkeepers in the Premier League. His audacious display against Newcastle kept Spurs in the game for far longer than they should have been. Can he do the same against Liverpool?
Tottenham vs Liverpool past meetings
Before we settle on our final Tottenham vs Liverpool prediction, here are the results of the previous five meetings between the sides:
- Liverpool 1-1 Tottenham
- Tottenham 2-2 Liverpool
- Tottenham 1-3 Liverpool
- Liverpool 2-1 Tottenham
- Tottenham 0-1 Liverpool
Our Tottenham vs Liverpool prediction
It’s a tricky game to call, but ultimately, a draw is the most probable result. There will be goals, although not many. Final score prediction: Tottenham 1 – Liverpool 1.