Liverpool vs Tottenham LIVE: Latest updates and team news from Premier League clash as Luis Diaz starts

Liverpool vs Tottenham

Mohamed Salah should make his 300th appearance for Liverpool when Tottenham Hotspur visit on Sunday.

To date, the Egyptian has scored 183 goals in his 299 outings for the Reds in all competitions since arriving from AS Roma in the summer of 2017.

Spurs feeling confident

Tottenham interim boss, Ryan Mason, says his players are confident that they possess the skills needed to hurt any side they come up against/

“We feel confident that whenever we have the ball against any opposition, we can hurt them because we’ve got quality players.” said in the build-up to today’s match.

“At the same time we have to respect who we’re coming up against, be a team, be humble together, work hard for each other and hopefully get a positive result.”

Klopp encourages consistency for Liverpool

Writing in the programme notes for today’s match, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp said the focus for his team is to build up their consistency.

“For us, it is a case of carrying on where we left off at West Ham on Wednesday night,” he wrote, “This was not a perfect game from us, or a perfect performance, but this is actually what I liked most about it. Of course, we never want to concede a goal but the reaction when we did was absolutely outstanding.

“Dealing with setbacks is part and parcel of football and the reality is that no matter how much you try to avoid them, you can guarantee they will happen. The key then is to respond in the right way and against West Ham this happened in a way that was better than anything I have seen from us this season.

“One of the key factors in this was remaining stable. We know that our opponents are going to have times in the game when they have the ball and are on top, but it is during these periods when we have to ensure that not every spell of possession ends in a chance or a shot.”

Liverpool form ‘only the start’ as Jurgen Klopp seeks consistent performances

Jurgen Klopp believes it is too early to say that Liverpool have turned a corner as he insisted that their joint longest winning run of the season does not mean they have found consistency.

Liverpool have won their last three league matches but Klopp challenged them to make it the start of something bigger when they host Tottenham on Sunday.

His side are up to seventh and will go above Spurs with victory at Anfield, putting them on course to qualify for the Europa League.

Liverpool form ‘only the start’ as Klopp seeks consistent performances

Three straight wins have put the Reds within touching distance of weekend opponents Tottenham

Liverpool vs Tottenham team changes

Jurgen Klopp makes three changes to the Liverpool team that defeated West Ham last time out. Ibrahima Konate replaces Joel Matip in defence with Harvey Elliott taking the place of Jordan Henderson in midfield. The big news though is that Luis Diaz starts in the forward line after recovering from injury – Diogo Jota drops out.

For Tottenham Ryan Mason makes two changes to the team that drew 2-2 with Man Utd. Ben Davies replaces Clement Lenglet and Dejan Kulusevski starts ahead of Richarlison.

Liverpool vs Tottenham line-ups

Liverpool XI: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Konate, Van Dijk, Robertson; Elliott, Fabinho, Jones; Salah, Gakpo, Diaz

Tottenham XI: Forster; Romero, Dier, Davies; Porro, Skip, Hojbjerg, Perisic; Son, Kulusevski; Kane

Liverpool vs Tottenham

Spurs have arrived at Anfield and the official team news is expected out very soon. Who will make the starting XIs?

Tottenham’s interim manager shares touching message to fans: ‘It helped us massively’

Ryan Mason promised Tottenham Hotspur‘s players will stick together between now and the end of the season after they staged an impressive second-half comeback to draw with Manchester United.

Spurs were coming off the back of a 6-1 drubbing away to Newcastle on Sunday and looked in trouble again when Jadon Sancho and Marcus Rashford fired United into a 2-0 half-time lead.

But Mason rallied his players at the break and they hit back strongly in the second half, goals from Pedro Porro and Son Heung-min rescuing the result and reminding home fans of their team’s powers of recovery after the debacle on Tyneside.

That result led to the sacking of interim coach Cristian Stellini by Daniel Levy, and the Tottenham chairman was the target of Spurs fans’ anger in the first half when it looked like their team would be overrun.

Tottenham’s interim manager shares touching message to fans: ‘Helped us massively’

Following Spurs players offering a refund to fans after the heavy defeat to Newcastle, a point against the Red Devils marked a solid bounce back

Liverpool vs Tottenham prediction

Liverpool’s home form has been good even when performances wavered earlier in the campaign and Spurs will wilt if Anfield is rocking.

Liverpool 3-1 Tottenham.

Early team news and predicted line-ups

There are no new real worries for the hosts, who should have Ibrahima Konate back after missing midweek. Roberto Firmino, Stefan Bajcetic and Naby Keita are all out, so the only real call is if Thiago comes into midfield.

Spurs remain without Yves Bissouma and Rodrigo Bentancur in midfield, while goalkeeper Hugo Lloris missed the midweek draw with Man United and may be left out once more. Emerson Royal is also sidelined.

Predicted lineups

Liverpool XI: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Konate, Van Dijk, Robertson, Fabinho, Thiago, Jones, Salah, Gakpo, Jota

Tottenham XI: Forster, Romero, Dier, Lenglet, Porro, Skipp, Hojbjerg, Perisic, Son, Kulusevski, Kane

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