Tottenham v Liverpool: Team News & Match Facts

Tottenham v Liverpool: Team News & Match Facts

Tottenham return to action on Sunday when they host title-challenging Liverpool in the Premier League.

Spurs have been out of action since December 5 due to a raft of positive Covid tests at the club.

They are now ready to take to the field again and welcome in-form Liverpool to north London on Sunday.

Jurgen Klopp’s Reds have also been hit by Covid cases but overcame that to see off Newcastle on Thursday night.

The Merseysiders are eager to maintain pace with title rivals Manchester City.

 

Tottenham v Liverpool: Team news

Sergio Reguilon, Emerson Royal and Bryan Gil are all doubtful for this clash.

Cristian Romero remains Spurs’ only long-term absentee.

Liverpool are still awaiting confirmation of the suspected positive Covid tests for Fabinho, Curtis Jones and Virgil van Dijk.

Divock Origi will likely miss out again through injury while Nathaniel Phillips and Harvey Elliott are sidelined.

Roberto Firmino could return to the starting line-up after overcoming his recent injury.

 

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Tottenham v Liverpool: Match facts

  • Tottenham have won just one of their last 17 Premier League games against Liverpool (D4 L12), losing each of the last six in a row.

 

  • Liverpool have won their last three away league games against Tottenham, since a 4-1 loss at Wembley in October 2017. It’s the Reds’ longest ever winning run away against Spurs in their league history.

 

  • Liverpool suffered their first Premier League defeat of the season the last time they played away against a London side, losing 3-2 at West Ham last month. The Reds haven’t lost consecutive top-flight visits to the capital since April 2015.

 

  • None of Tottenham’s last 18 home league games have finished level, with Spurs winning 12 and losing six. Including a current run, they’ve had three streaks of three consecutive wins in that time, last winning four on the trot in June/July 2020.

 

  • Liverpool have scored in each of their last 26 away games in all competitions, their longest such run in their history.

 

  • Liverpool are unbeaten in their last 34 Premier League games in the month of December, since a 4-3 loss at Bournemouth in 2016. It’s the longest unbeaten run any side has had in a specific month in the competition.

 

  • Spurs boss Antonio Conte’s four Premier League meetings with Liverpool have seen him win once, draw twice and lose once. The Italian’s first ever defeat in the competition was in a home game against Liverpool, with his Chelsea side losing 2-1 at Stamford Bridge in September 2016.

 

  • Liverpool’s Roberto Firmino has scored five goals in his last six Premier League games against Tottenham, with three of these strikes ending up being the winning goal of the game.

 

  • Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah has either scored or assisted in his last 15 Premier League games – another goal involvement here will set a new record in the competition.

 

  • Divock Origi has scored five goals in his last six away games for Liverpool in all competitions, more than he had in his previous 40 on the road for the Reds (4).

 

Liverpool boss Asked whether the game could be called off,

Jurgen Klopp:

“I don’t know. We have now in the moment games to play and Thursday-Sunday is a tough rhythm.

“We have no information about Tottenham, I don’t know anything about [it].

I have no idea if they train since today, from tomorrow or since a week. I have really no idea.

“It’s difficult to get any kind of information which is part of a preparation for a game.

“Integrity of the game? I don’t know when these games will all be played.

Where is the space for them to be played? I don’t know all these kinds of things.

“We don’t think we shouldn’t play on Sunday, honestly. But I say that now.

If in two hours when the players arrive here and we have six, seven, eight more cases then of course we cannot play.

“But in a situation like we are now, we can play and we would like to play. That’s it, pretty much.”

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