The international break is over and the Premier League is back this weekend and to start the action off, league leaders Liverpool will travel to north London to face Tottenham Hotspur. Not a bad way to resume club football!
The new stadium saga is an ongoing issue for Spurs, so this game will be played at Wembley, a venue where Liverpool and Jurgen Klopp endured their lowest point last season.
The Reds were convincingly beaten 4-1 last year with Dejan Lovren having a nightmare of a game against Harry Kane. Hence, a feeling of revenge will be at the back of every player’s mind when they visit the stadium on Saturday.
This encounter starts a run of seven games in 23 days for Liverpool, out of which, six are against high-quality opponents. The other one is against Southampton which won’t be easy given the tightly-knit schedule of games.
For Spurs, they have to respond after buckling under pressure against Watford just before the international break. Manager Mauricio Pochettino will be eager to get things right before their Champions League run begins.
The history of Tottenham v Liverpool has been goal-rich, so we can expect the net to bulge in the afternoon, it only remains to be which side does it more.
Let us take a look at the four key battles, which, if won, will tilt the game towards a particular team’s favour: