Anfield is the venue for a pivotal game in the battle for European football as Liverpool are set to host Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday afternoon.
After a dismal beginning of their season, Liverpool now sit in 7th place in the Premier League, having amassed 53 points from their 32 league games so far this campaign. A win this weekend could see Liverpool leapfrog Tottenham into the Europa League places.
Jurgen Klopp’s side come into this weekend on the back of an impressive run of form which has seen the Reds record three successive victories. Liverpool were able to follow up a 6-1 victory over Leeds with a 3-2 victory over Nottingham Forest.
Liverpool featured in midweek Premier League action as they travelled to the London Stadium to face an in-form West Ham side. Goals from Cody Gakpo and Joel Matip handed Liverpool all three points in controversial circumstances as the Hammers were denied a late penalty by VAR.
Following a poor run of results, Tottenham now find themselves outside of the Champions League places in 5th place in the table, having amassed 54 points from their 33 league games. Spurs are currently six points behind Manchester United who are directly above them in the table however they have played two more games than United.
Last weekend, Tottenham suffered a humiliating defeat at the hands of Newcastle United. Spurs found themselves down by five goals after 21 minutes in an utterly dire display. The 6-1 defeat saw the sacking of interim manager Cristian Stellini, with Ryan Mason taking charge until the end of the campaign.
Ryan Mason made an instant impact as he saw his side come from behind to rescue an unlikely point against high-flying Manchester United. Spurs found themselves two down at the interval, however second-half goals from Pedro Porro and Son Heung-Min earned a point for Tottenham.
Liverpool have dominated this fixture in recent years, having only lost one of the last twenty-two competitive meetings between the sides. The last time that Tottenham recorded a victory at Anfield came in May 2011, when they recorded a 2-0 victory.
It was Jurgen Klopp’s side who recorded a narrow victory when these sides met in the reverse fixture earlier on in the campaign. A first-half brace from Salah was enough to secure all three points for the Reds despite a late Harry Kane equaliser as the game finished 2-1.
Unsurprisingly, given their historical dominance of this fixture in recent years, it is Liverpool who come into the game as odds on favourites @ ½, whilst an away victory for Tottenham is currently priced @ 19/4.
We are backing Mohamed Salah and Harry Kane both to score @ 5/1 as both of these players have continued to show impressive goal-scoring form this campaign. Kane is the 2nd top scorer in the league with 24 goals and also scored in the reverse fixture, Whilst Salah has scored 16 goals this campaign and has scored ten times against Spurs in his career.