Tottenham – Liverpool will be a cracking clash on Thursday (start time, 3pm ET on NBCSN and online via NBCSports.com) as Jose Mourinho and Jurgen Klopp lock horns, and a draw or a win for Spurs will move them above the reigning champions in the table.
Tottenham have recovered their early-season form in recent weeks but Mourinho’s boys are still struggling to see off teams after going ahead early on in games, as they often sit back and cough up late equalizers. But Spurs are so dangerous on the counter and Liverpool’s makeshift defense will be wary of that after their meeting at Anfield which saw them just come out on top in a thriller.
As for Liverpool, they have gone five Premier League games without a win and lost at Manchester United in the FA Cup last time out. Their defensive injuries are impacting the entire balance of the team and Klopp has to deal with his usually prolific forwards hitting a poor run of form as they’ve failed to score in their last four league games.
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Here’s everything you need to know ahead of Tottenham – Liverpool.
Tottenham start Matt Doherty at left back with Ben Davies at center back, while Dele Alli is out injured.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) January 28, 2021
Liverpool are without long-term absentees Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez. Although, Van Dijk is stepping up his recovery from knee ligament damage. Jordan Henderson comes back and start at center back, while Joel Matip returns and starts alongside him. Fabinho is out with a small injury.
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Fabinho misses out with a minor muscle issue.
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) January 28, 2021
Odds and ends (full odds provided by our partner, PointsBet)
Tottenham are the underdogs at +230 and Liverpool seem to be at a very short price of +110 considering their recent form. The draw at +250 looks enticing.
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I’m going for a home win. Mourinho has set Spurs up perfectly to win big games against Manchester City, Manchester United and Arsenal so far this season and this has a Harry Kane/Heung-min Son counterattacking masterclass written all over it. Tottenham 2-1 Liverpool.
How to watch Tottenham – Liverpool stream and start time
Kick off: 3pm ET, Thursday
TV Channel: NBCSN
Online: via NBCSports.com