Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur go head-to-head on Tuesday evening at Anfield in the fourth round of the EFL Cup, looking to progress to the next stage.
It will be the second meeting of the clubs already this season, with the duo having played out a 1-1 draw at White Hart Lane back in August where Danny Rose’s equaliser cancelled out James Milner’s penalty.
Goals are something we have become accustomed to in this fixture over recent years as there have been 16 in the last six meetings, with the Reds unbeaten during that period against the London club.
— Anfield HQ (@AnfieldHQ) October 24, 2016
The hosts go into the game off the back of a 2-1 win over West Bromwich Albion, their fifth win from their last six outings, as they put in a brilliant attacking display before a late Gareth McAuley goal set up a tense finish.
Tottenham are the only unbeaten side remaining in the Premier League this campaign; however, they are currently outside the top four on goal difference and have drawn their last three in all competitions, including Saturday’s stalemate away to Bournemouth.
With no European football this season Jurgen Klopp could look at the EFL Cup as a chance to pick up his first piece of silverware in England, especially after last year’s loss to Manchester City on penalties in the final.
Despite that he has confirmed there will be changes made from the team who picked up three points at the weekend, which could give some of the club’s fringe players a chance to shine.
One definite change will be between the posts, as Simon Mignolet will come in for Loris Karius, but despite the German shot-stopper being replaced his boss has confirmed that he is his number one.
“It’ll be a tough game. They’re not involved in Europe & they have a very strong squad.”
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) October 24, 2016
Spurs will be without Toby Alderweireld and Harry Kane through injury while Moussa Sissoko will miss the next three games after being charged for an elbow on Harry Arter.
The visitors are also set to rotate their goalkeeper, as Hugo Lloris makes way for Michel Vorm, who featured in the previous meeting between these clubs this season as well as starring in their 5-0 win over Gillingham in the third round of the competition.
Potential Liverpool Stating XI (4-3-3): Mignolet; Clyne, Klavan, Matip, Milner; Lucas, Grujic, Stewart; Sturridge, Ings, Origi,
Potential Tottenham Starting XI (4-2-3-1): Vorm; Trippier, Vertonghen, Carter-Vickers, Davies; Winks, Carroll; Lamela, Eriksen, Onomah; Janssen