Next Wednesday sees this season’s frontrunners, Tottenham and Liverpool, pitted against each other in what could be a pivotal moment in the title race.
The most recent round of fixtures saw Liverpool return to winning ways having been held by Brighton the week before. Their emphatic 4-0 victory over Wolves highlighted that, despite notable absences in Virgil Van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Thiago, the Reds refuse to let their hand slip off the trophy.
It is worth noting that since Van Dijk was forced off through injury against Everton back in October, they have conceded just six goals in 11 games, keeping six clean sheets during that period. It seems the ever-reliable Joel Matip has reminded every Liverpool fan of his defensive qualities, while Fabinho’s ability to slot in at centre-back reinforces the notion that the Brazilian is one of Jurgen Klopp’s best signings in recent years.
Meanwhile, Tottenham and Jose Mourinho are posing the biggest threat to Liverpool’s bid to retain the title so far this season, and victory over neighbours Arsenal in their most recent fixture has created a real buzz around the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. After his first season in charge was plagued with successive injuries to the likes of Harry Kane and Son Heung-min, Jose Mourinho looks to have built his ideal squad and could be set for a fruitful campaign.