Having won all four games at the start of the 2018-19 English Premier League season, Liverpool travel to Tottenham Hotspur to face their first big test in pursuit of the league title this season. At the Wembley stadium, Jurgen Klopp’s men would be eyeing a victory for the first 5 consecutive league games only the third time in their history. Spurs, on the other hand, have issues at the back related to Hugo Lloris’ drunk-driving suspension which sees him missing this match alongside Dele Alli.
Mauricio Pochettino’s men also had a 100% record with three wins in three games, which also included a 3-0 victory over Manchester United. It was the trip to Watford that saw the North Londoners suffer a 2-1 defeat, a first of this season.
The Reds are often criticised for leaking goals at the back but since their 4-1 defeat at Spurs last October, Klopp’s men have the best defensive record in the top-flight. They have only conceded 23 goals in 33 matches since then while keeping the most number of clean sheets.
The return of Heung-Min Son from the Asian Games where the forward bagged a gold medal to get an exemption from military service, is a boost to Pochettino who doesn’t have Harry Kane in the best of form. For Liverpool, only Adam Lallana remains the notable absentee as the Englishman is suffering from a groin strain.