League Cup: Liverpool vs Tottenham preview

Liverpool host Tottenham at Anfield Road on Tuesday in the headline match of the fourth round in the League Cup. The winner of the match will advance to the quarter-finals, but the two sides might choose to rest some key players in order to have them fresh and injury-free for this weekend's Premier League matches. The two sides have not met in the League Cup since 2008 when Tottenham beat Liverpool 4-2. The last three league meetings between these two teams ended in draws. Tottenham have not won at Anfield Road since 2011.

Liverpool have lost just one match this season, and that was the shock defeat against Burnley in August. Since then the Reds went on a nine-match unbeaten streak, winning seven of those games. Last weekend they edged past West Bromwich Albion 2-1, moving level with Manchester City and Arsenal at the top of the Premier League table. Sheyi Ojo remains injured, while Jordan Henderson is suspended for this match. Manager Jurgen Klopp might choose to give some backup players the chance to prove themselves, including last season's first-choice goalkeeper Simon Mignolet.

Tottenham remain the only unbeaten Premier League team this season, but two consecutive draws saw them drop to fifth place, even though they are still just one point behind the leaders. Last weekend the Spurs were held to a goalless draw at Bournemouth, their second consecutive 0-0 result in all competitions. Harry Kane and Toby Alderweireld have recovered from their injuries but manager Mauricio Pochettino will most likely choose not to risk them in this match. Moussa Sissoko is suspended for this match.

Probable line-ups:

Liverpool: Mignolet - Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Klavan, Moreno - Grujic, Leiva, Can - Wijnaldum - Ings, Sturridge

Tottenham: Vorm - Trippier, Carter-Vickers, Wimmer, Davies - Winks, Dembele - Onomah, Eriksen, Nkoudou - Janssen

My prediction: Liverpool to win 3-2.

Here are the odds for the match at Bet365:

Liverpool win - 1.70
Draw - 4.20
Tottenham win - 5.00

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  • Bulgaria sharpe


    There wasn't too many first team players in both line-ups this evening if there was any at all, but despite that it's been a nice game which Liverpool ended up winning.
    Despite home team were in lead 2-0 deep in the second half Spurs had a good first and their efforts were rewarded with a penalty which Janssen scored. That makes the rest of the game very tense for the home team but Spurs never created a clear chance, Sturridge had his chance for a hat trick but his reflected shot hit the bar shortly before end.

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