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Liverpool team news: Shaqiri and Matip likely to return for Spurs clash

Liverpool are due to play in a Premier League clash against Tottenham at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Saturday, night. The clash has been earmarked as the game of the weekend and will be an interesting one. It will be the first time that Jose Mourinho will be facing off against the Reds since December 2018. After he lost his last game against Liverpool as Manchester United manager, the Red Devils opted to sack him.

It is likely that Liverpool will play a near full strength team after having played a rather youthful side during their FA Cup victory against Everton last weekend. James Milner and defender Joe Gomez were the only first-team regulars who featured against the Toffees last week and the latter is likely to keep his position in the team for Saturday’s clash, according to Evening Standard.

The report added that Milner will not feature against the Toffees after having picked up a calf injury whilst playing against Everton. Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is however set to be boosted by the returns of Joel Matip and Xherdan Shaqiri with both men likely to be on their bench.

On paper, Liverpool will be the favourites to win the game. They can however not afford to take anything for granted. Spurs on paper are a talented side and although they have been underwhelming for the majority of this season, they have been an improved unit since Mourinho succeeded Mauricio Pochettino.

Mourinho will no doubt be resorting to a defensive approach in an attempt to frustrate Klopp.

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