Jurgen Klopp’s description of his side’s trip to Tottenham as “massive” is partly a reflection of the chasmic 10-point lead Spurs will have over Liverpool at the start of the game.
“I didn’t count the points distance between us and them, but we cannot be picky with opponents and games and where we want to get points,” says Klopp.
“We have to go for it, definitely. But it’s difficult: we all know Tottenham are a side that are well organised, defending on an extremely high level and [use] counter-attacking [as] a massive thing now.”
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45 mins to KO: Well, that’s an interesting line-up from Tottenham as Perisic is given the unfamiliar task of partnering Kane in attack with both Richarlison and Son absent.
As for Liverpool, they go with a more forward-thinking midfield in naming Elliott, and that front three is an indication that Klopp’s team are going to go for it.
60 mins to KO: Team news is in!
Tottenham: Lloris, Dier, Lenglet, Davies, Emerson, Bissouma, Bentancur, Hojbjerg, Sessegnon, Perisic, Kane.
Liverpool: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Konate, Van Dijk, Robertson, Fabinho, Thiago, Elliott, Salah, Firmino, Nunez.
75 mins to KO: Some interesting team news coming up in 15 minutes.
How will Tottenham line up without both Son and Kulusevski to call upon in attack? And do Liverpool go all out with a Nunez-Firmino-Salah front three?
90 mins to KO: Hello and welcome to The Sporting News’ live coverage of Tottenham vs. Liverpool in the Premier League.
This feels like a do-or-die game for the visitors, whose top-four hopes would surely be over even at this early stage should they suffer defeat. As for the hosts, they are aiming to build on recent confidence-boosting wins both at home and Europe and prove they can stay in the title race.
What time is Tottenham vs. Liverpool?
Tottenham play host to Liverpool at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England. It kicks off at 4.30 p.m. GMT on Sunday, November 6.
|Date||Sun, Nov. 6||Sun, Nov. 6||Sun, Nov. 6||Mon, Nov. 7|
|Time||16:30 GMT||11:30 ET||11:30 ET||03:30 AEDT|
Tottenham vs. Liverpool live stream, TV channel
|TV channel||Sky Sports Premier League,
Sky Sports Main Event
|Streaming||Sky Go app||fuboTV, Peacock||fuboTV||Optus Sport|
UK: The match will be televised on Sky Sports and streamed on Sky’s platforms.
USA: The match will air on Telemundo (Spanish), which can be streamed on fuboTV with a free trial for new users. Peacock will also have an English-language stream for subscribers.
Canada: Every Premier League game streams live and on demand exclusively via fuboTV.
Australia: Fans in Australia can stream Premier League matches live and on demand on Optus Sport.
Tottenham vs. Liverpool lineups
Spurs manager Antonio Conte gives the nod to Ivan Perisic in a front two alongside Harry Kane as Son Heung-min and Richarlison miss out due to injury.
Cristian Romero is also absent but Rodrigo Bentancur is fit enough to start, while Dejan Kulusevski provides a major boost in making the bench.
Tottenham lineup (3-5-2): Lloris (GK) — Dier, Lenglet, Davies — Emerson, Bissouma, Hojbjerg, Bentancur, Sessegnon — Perisic, Kane
Subs: Forster, Doherty, Skipp, Sanchez, Gil, Kulusevski, Tanganga, Moura, Sarr
Jurgen Klopp opts for a more forward-thinking midfield featuring Harvey Elliott despite captain Jordan Henderson overcoming a knee knock in time to feature.
After a goal and an assist of the bench against Napoli in midweek, Darwin Nunez gets the nod in attack, though he is stationed out on the left rather than in his favoured centre-forward position.
Liverpool lineup (4-3-3): Alisson (GK) — Alexander-Arnold, Konate, Van Dijk, Robertson — Elliott, Fabinho, Thiago — Salah, Firmino, Nunez
Subs: Kelleher, Gomez, Henderson, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Jones, Tsimikas, Ramsay, Carvalho, Bajcetic
Tottenham vs. Liverpool betting odds, prediction
Liverpool have lost one of their past 21 meetings with Spurs — a 4-1 loss back in October 2017. Prior to that, their last defeat to Tottenham came in 2012 at the old White Hart Lane in which Gareth Bale scored at both ends of a 2-1 win for Spurs.
The form books contrast the odds: Tottenham have won five of their six home games in the Premier League this season, while Liverpool are seeking an away victory at the sixth attempt, having lost three times on the road.
Prediction: With those records in mind, a resolute 1-0 win for Tottenham against this patchy Liverpool side could be on the cards. The absence of Son, though, could be telling, robbing Spurs of their most important creative presence and top scorer besides Harry Kane.
|Over 2.5 Goals||4/6||62/100||1.68||1.68|
|Both Teams to Score||8/15||11/20||1.54||1.53|