By Sonny Turner
Tottenham host Liverpool in what could be a pivotal game for both teams’ seasons. Currently sitting fifth and sixth respectively, a win would propel either team back into the Champions League spots, and get their season back on track; when the sides met in December, they were first and second.
While the teams boast impressive attacking threats, Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino, Harry Kane and Heung-Min Son, they both come into the game in underwhelming form.
Tottenham have won just two of their last five league games, whilst Liverpool have won none in their last five. A win for either team could prove crucial in reversing their bad run.
With Liverpool’s defence looking shaky, a result of a number of injuries at centre back, Spurs should fancy their chances to score goals, especially with Son and Kane, who have scored 12 league goals each this season.
The only player to have outscored Spurs’ attacking duo, is Liverpool’s Salah on 13, who himself will be looking to exploit Tottenham’s own defensive problems, with late goals being conceded regularly and Jose Mourinho seemingly yet to decide his best centre back partnership; the aging Toby Alderweireld, the out of form Davinson Sanchez, and the young Joe Rodon have all been tested alongside Eric Dier this season.
Liverpool will take confidence from their late winner against Spurs in the last fixture, while Spurs will be sure they can create chances against Liverpool, having missed golden opportunities against them last time out to win the game themselves. This one could go either way.