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Sport Tottenham v Liverpool: Key Battles

14:55  14 september  2018
14:55  14 september  2018 Source:   readsport.co

Lloris hopes to return for Tottenham-Liverpool

  Lloris hopes to return for Tottenham-Liverpool Tottenham were without Hugo Lloris for the defeat to Watford, but their number one may be back to face Liverpool on Saturday.Hugo Lloris is refusing to rule out a return to Tottenham's starting XI against Liverpool when the Premier League resumes this weekend.

Liverpool v Brighton & Hove Albion - Premier League © Jan Kruger/Getty Images Sport Liverpool v Brighton & Hove Albion - Premier League

The international break is over and the Premier League is back this weekend and to start the action off, league leaders Liverpool will travel to north London to face Tottenham Hotspur. Not a bad way to resume club football!

The new stadium saga is an ongoing issue for Spurs, so this game will be played at Wembley, a venue where Liverpool and Jurgen Klopp endured their lowest point last season.

The Reds were convincingly beaten 4-1 last year with Dejan Lovren having a nightmare of a game against Harry Kane. Hence, a feeling of revenge will be at the back of every player’s mind when they visit the stadium on Saturday.

Spurs without Alli and Lloris for Liverpool clash

  Spurs without Alli and Lloris for Liverpool clash A hamstring injury sustained on England duty will rule Dele Alli out of Tottenham's match against Liverpool, with Hugo Lloris also absent.Dele Alli will miss Tottenham's Premier League match against Liverpool with a hamstring injury as club captain Hugo Lloris also remains on the sidelines.

This encounter starts a run of seven games in 23 days for Liverpool, out of which, six are against high-quality opponents. The other one is against Southampton which won’t be easy given the tightly-knit schedule of games.

For Spurs, they have to respond after buckling under pressure against Watford just before the international break. Manager Mauricio Pochettino will be eager to get things right before their Champions League run begins.

The history of Tottenham v Liverpool has been goal-rich, so we can expect the net to bulge in the afternoon, it only remains to be which side does it more.

Let us take a look at the four key battles, which, if won, will tilt the game towards a particular team’s favour:

Alexander-Arnold relishing difficult fixture list .
Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold is relishing his side’s testing run of upcoming fixtures. Speaking to the club’s official website following Liverpool’s convincing 2-1 win against Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League on Saturday, Alexander-Arnold looked ahead to the team’s upcoming tests. “We know it’s going to be difficult. We are playing world-class opposition every single game we’ve got until probably the next internationals. So, performing week in and week out is a must, and getting those results that we need to show that we are one of the best teams in Europe.” The Reds lock horns with Ligue 1 giants PSG on Tuesday night as they open their 2018/19 Champions League campaign with a group stage fixture at Anfield. Liverpool will also face testing outings against Chelsea and Manchester City in the Premier League in the not so distant future, with a fixture at Napoli in the Champions League also on the agenda. Alexander-Arnold is looking ahead to these blockbuster fixtures with optimism and anticipation, though, insisting that his side have nothing to fear. “The best teams go out and win and that’s what we have shown today (against Tottenham).” The promising defender made his 50th appearance for Liverpool in their 2-1 win at Wembley on Saturday, with his establishment in the Reds’ starting line-up continuing to be reaffirmed. Goals from Georginio Wijnaldum and Roberto Firmino secured an important three points for Liverpool as they swept Spurs aside.

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