Match Preview: Spurs vs Liverpool – my prediction, team news, lineups and much more.
Since Ange Postecoglou took over, we’ve gone from strength to strength. In the first game of the season, we drew away to Brentford (2-2), then a 2-0 victory over United at home. Bournemouth followed, where we also got a two-goal win. Then, there was a tricky game against newly promoted Sheffield United, who thought they had won, but in the dying minutes, our new non-stop Ange battling philosophical mentality finally got the goals in extra time to claim all three points.
But the test that would show Postecoglou had finally arrived was against our North London rivals, Arsenic and Old Lace… and it was in their back garden of drugs, promiscuity and crime-infested beetle dung lair where we achieved it. That match ended 2-2, but they only got their goals through mistakes by Romero, while ours were clear, honest goals (Son getting both). Test one is completed and passed; next up will be Liverpool, a more robust test. This time in our own back garden.
We, along with the Scousers, Gooners, and City, are still undefeated. And may it long continue… that is us, not the other three… hopefully their record will collapse soon… starting with Liverpool this weekend. Arsenic will face Bournemouth on their ground, while Wolves face City on their patch of land. We mustn’t forget Pochettino’s Chelski, who are looking for their second victory in the Premier League. They face Fulham at Craven Cottage on the Monday after this weekend. (Come on, you Cottagers!!!!!!)
Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool will put their unbeaten Premier League records on the line when they square off in Saturday evening’s headline battle in North London.
As I said, we took a point each at the Emirates in a 2-2 draw last weekend, while the Reds most recently overcame Leicester City 3-1 in the EFL Cup.
Ange Postecoglou left the Emirates achieving a feat that Antonio Conte, Jose Mourinho or Nuno Espirito Santo could not manage to do during their ill-fated spells in the hot seat; yes, our manager left the enemy territory, having navigated us to a hard-earned point against the Gooners, who twice took the lead through a Cristian Romero own goal and Bukayo Saka spot-kick (penalty given because of a Romero handball).
Only three previous Premier League managers had seen their side score twice in their first six games in charge – Carlo Ancelotti, Pep Guardiola and Craig Shakespeare – but with Liverpool and Brighton prevailing last weekend, we slipped from second to fourth in the rankings. Hopefully, that will change this weekend, and we will shoot back up to the top. We are only four points behind City and 2 pts behind Liverpool, who sit in second place.
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Brennan Johnson suffered a hamstring injury 60 minutes into his full debut. In contrast, James Maddison suffered a knee jolt but managed to soldier on briefly before being withdrawn.
However, scans on Maddison’s knee are believed to have provided reassuring results, and Ange is optimistic that he will be fit. Johnson is more of an uncertainty; Richarlison is on hand to deputise.
My possible starting lineup:
Vicario; Porro, Romero, Van de Ven, Udogie; Sarr, Bissouma; Kulusevski, Maddison, Son; Richarlison
I have been wide of the mark this season over my predictions (goal-wise); however, I’ve predicted the right result four times out of six, with the other two being draws. This time around, I am (again) going for a win.
Spurs 3 Liverpool 2
I gave the same result to us over Arsenic.
Both teams have recently made up for defensive shortcomings with a glut of goals at the correct end of the field, and Saturday’s encounter should be no different.
Maddison’s fitness will be imperative to us, but the Scousers are proving an incredibly tough nut to crack once again. However, I believe Aussie-Greek-Ange can get one over on the German.
That is it for now…
Up the Spurs!
My name is Glenn Renshaw.
I am currently a Premium Season Ticket holder (West Stand) in the new stadium. Before that – at White Hart Lane – a season ticket holder in various parts of the ground (mainly in the North stand).
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