Packed up by victories in the midweek round, Liverpool and Tottenham make this Sunday, February 4, a classic that holds position in the table of classification of English Championship version 2017/2018. In Anfield Road, the match that is part of the schedule of the twenty-sixth round begins at 2.30 pm (Brasília time).
Liverpool’s recent performance
After two consecutive defeats that led to the elimination of the FA Cup (3-2 at home to West Bromwich) and third place in the Premier League (when it was beaten by Swansea, the tournament’s 1-0 lead), the Liverpool managed to recover on Tuesday, January 30, by beating Huddersfield 3-0.
He managed to retake the third place in the English Championship. He reached 50 points (14 wins, 8 draws and 3 losses). It equaled Chelsea’s scoring but left the blues in fourth place by taking the best of goal difference.
He still drew close to Manchester United, who lost 2-0 to Tottenham in London and saw their advantage against Liverpool dropping from six to three points.
Liverpool are undefeated as manager in the Premier League. He made 12 Anfield Road matches in the tournament. He won seven and tied five times. It is not an extraordinary campaign, since it makes the team only the fifth best.
To try to improve the home and to stay in the fight for the runners-up, which seems to be the maximum goal to be achieved, as Manchester City is shot at the top, coach Jurgen Klopp has only two doubts about players who can stay at your disposal.
Defender Ragnar Klavan (15 matches in English Premier League 2017/2018, one goal) and injury midfielder Adam Lallana (six games without a goal) are in injury treatment. They will have to undergo further examinations and if they are released they will most likely be listed as holders.
The current form of Tottenham
Their success in the classic against United has raised Tottenham’s unbeaten run to nine. There were six wins and three draws in the period. On the eve of his return to the European Champions League, where he will face Juventus in the last 16, the team managed to close the signing of Brazilian Lucas Moura shortly before the closing of the winter transfer window.
The 25-year-old offensive midfielder was leaning against Paris Saint-Germain. It participated of only five matches of the French Championship in the season 2017/2018 and it marked a goal. The last time he entered the field was in the match against Strasbourg on 13 December by the French League Cup. The PSG won by 4 to 2 and he participated in the final nine minutes.
The good teamwork and the excellent Tottenham’s recent campaign should make Lucas Moura at first just another option on the bench. He has already been registered and should be listed for the match this Sunday.
Mauricio Pochettino, however, has doubts about the use of defenders Toby Alderweireld (ten matches in the English Championship 2017/2018, without a goal) and Serge Aurier (12 games, one goal) and midfielder Harry Winks (16 matches without goal). They are in injury treatment and it will be up to the medical department to give the final word after conducting further examinations.
History of the matches and highlights video for Liverpool vs Tottenham
Tottenham halted in the first round of the Premier League 2017/2018 edition a series of ten matches that did not beat Liverpool (seven wins and three draws). He won 4-1 in London.
The two-point margin that separates the clubs on the English Premier League table shows the balance between them. Both had excellent times and some points well below average throughout the season. Liverpool, however, has shown greater strength when it acts in their domains and is thus the best option for guess. It has a price of 2.00 in Bet365. Draw shows 3.60 and successful visitor yields 3.50. Quotes were in effect at 16:31 on 1/2/2018.