Premier League – Tottenham v Liverpool: Match preview, team news and more

Liverpool travel to Tottenham on Sunday with the intention of building on their attacking rejuvenation

Tottenham vs Liverpool
Tottenham's Harry Kane Reuters

Match: Tottenham v Liverpool

Date: Sunday, October 22

Time: 11PM Sunday (SGT)/ 8:30PM Sunday (IST)/ 4PM Sunday (BST)

Venue: Wembley Stadium, London

TV Info: Singtel TV (Singapore)/ Star Sports Select (India)/ NBC Sports (U.S.)

Live Stream: Starhub Go app (Singapore)/ Hotstar app (India)/ NBC Sports App (U.S.)


Tottenham can draw level with second-placed Manchester United in the Premier League with victory over Liverpool at Wembley.

Spurs will move on to 20 points if they can secure a sixth win of the campaign, five behind pace-setters Manchester City.

Liverpool have the chance to move up to fifth if they can record all three points on a ground that Spurs have managed just one win at so far in the league this term.

Jurgen Klopp's side are bidding for successive wins after the 7-0 thrashing of Maribor. The Reds attempt to translate the goalscoring and winning touch rediscovered in a record-breaking European night to the Premier League stage on Sunday.

An initially daunting clash with in-form Spurs now offers a big opportunity to use confidence gained from the historic win, to really spark the season to life by kick-starting a stuttering league campaign.

Sunday's clash is certainly a tough game for Klopp's men, but it's one the Reds can attack with full belief to claim what would be a fantastic and much-needed three Premier League points.

Team News

Spurs will likely recall Dele Alli who served the final game of his three-match European suspension against Real Madrid in midweek, but they will be without Victor Wanyama, Erik Lamela and Mousa Dembele.

Ben Davies is fit to start, with Danny Rose set to keep his place on the bench.

Liverpool will be without Adam Lallana, Sadio Mane and Nathaniel Clyne who remain in the treatment room.

Despite watching his slightly rotated side produce their best performance this season in Slovenia, Klopp has suggested those who made way will be recalled at Wembley.

An instant return for Henderson, in particular, has already been suggested by the boss, and that leaves a big decision to make as to who the skipper replaces.

Klopp seems set to resist the temptation of sticking with the side that romped to the biggest victory of his tenure with their finest performance of the campaign so far.

It's also the most debatable of the likely alterations, with returns for Mignolet—for league duties—and Gomez—who should keep his place after impressing against Man United—both simple moves.

Re-energised after a tough international break, Robertson could replace Moreno who has played successive full games—offering a fresh option to make full use of Wembley's wide, open spaces.

Predicted line up

Liverpool potential XI: Mignolet, Lovren, Matip, Gomez, Moreno, Milner, Henderson, Can, Salah, Firmino, Coutinho

Tottenham potential XI: Lloris, Vertonghen, Alderweireld, Sanchez, Dier, Winks, Davies, Aurier, Eriksen, Alli, Kane

Head to Head

There have been 140 goals scored in Premier League matches between Tottenham and Liverpool, two goals shy of the current record set by both Everton/Manchester United and Chelsea/Tottenham (142).

This fixture has also seen a Premier League record of nine own goals scored – three of those were netted by Jamie Carragher in Spurs' favour, which is the same tally of goals that he scored for Liverpool during his 508-game Premier League career at the club.

After winning his first two meetings with Liverpool in March and September 2013 with Southampton, Mauricio Pochettino has failed to win any of his subsequent seven Premier League games against the Reds (D3 L4). Only against Chelsea (5) has he lost more Premier League games than versus Liverpool (4).

This exact fixture was Jurgen Klopp's first-ever Premier League game as a manager, back on October 17th 2015. Since that date, Liverpool have won 137 Premier League points, which is the sixth best tally in this period and 23 fewer than Spurs; who have the most in this timeframe (160).

Harry Kane has two goals in five games against Liverpool.

Kane hasn't scored in either of his Premier League home appearances against Liverpool (173 mins) – the only side he's faced more often without finding the net at home in the competition is Crystal Palace (three apps, 269 mins).