The two sides are separated by just a goal difference heading into the contest, however, both will be hoping to fight back from a disappointing 1-1 draw at the end of the week.
The scene could barely be set all the more enticingly for this Christmas cracker of a fixture as the league’s best different sides clash under the Anfield lights while leveling on points.
Liverpool and Tottenham have an indistinguishable record of seven wins, four draws, and one defeat so far this season, and furthermore have the indistinguishable type of two home wins and two away draws from their last four league games.
Wednesday’s contest also pits the league’s best attack against the league’s best defense and the best home structure against a standout amongst other away records in the division this season.
There are a lot of perfectly-poised elements to this game, at that point, however, regardless of being so very much coordinated in endless regions, it is Liverpool who will go into it as top choices due generally to their home structure.
Agreeable triumphs over Leicester City and Wolverhampton Wanderers in their last two league games at Anfield imply that they have now won 31 of their last 32 such excursions, taking a stunning 94 points from the 96 on the proposal in that time, and scoring 93 goals as well.
Tottenham is presently unbeaten in their last nine away leagues games – their longest such run since April 2018 – and, while four of those have been draws, they would likely see another impasse as a decent outcome on Wednesday night.
Tottenham have likewise won three of their last seven away class games against the dominant first-class champions, which is the same number of as they had overseen in their past 40 such matches.
Add to that the Mourinho factor and his ability to grind out results when visiting fellow ‘big six’ opposition and Spurs have a long list of motivations to accept that they can achieve the rare feat of coming away from Anfield having gained something as a visiting team.
All things considered, Mourinho has always lost in five past away gatherings with Klopp, which is his most noticeably awful such record against any manager in his career.
Regardless of whether he can end that hoodoo – and Tottenham can end their helpless ongoing record against Liverpool – stays not yet clear, however it is a finely ready experience which could end up being vital toward the finish of the period.
Liverpool possible starting lineup:
Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Fabinho, Robertson; Henderson, Wijnaldum, Jones; Salah, Firmino, Mane
Tottenham Hotspur possible starting lineup:
Lloris; Aurier, Alderweireld, Dier, Reguilon; Sissoko, Hojbjerg; Bergwijn, Ndombele, Son; Kane
Head To Head
Liverpool has ruled this fixture as of late, winning every one of the last five gatherings across all rivalries – a run which incorporates consecutive Premier League duplicates and a Champions League last victory a year ago.
Liverpool has never dominated seven continuous matches against Spurs, while the last time Tottenham lost that numerous games in succession to a particular rival was against Manchester United from September 2001 to September 2004.
In the Premier League alone Liverpool has just lost of their last 15 meetings with Tottenham and only one of their last 26 at Anfield.