The mouthwatering clash between Liverpool vs. Tottenham Hotspur will see two of the finest counter attacking teams square up against each other.
Tactically, both coaches will be drafting out plans on how to outwit each other. Spurs manager Jose Mourinho will certainly do what every other Premier League team is doing against Liverpool which is to sit deep, soak up the pressure and hit them on the counter attack.
That tactical setup along with Liverpool’s lack of imagination have ensured Klopp’s Red are winless in 6 games in all competition. The Reds are fifth in the table, 7 points off league leaders Manchester City.
Beating Jose Mourinho’s Spurs won’t be easy, but its possible.
Make Mohamed Salah the focal point of attack- The Egyptian is Liverpool’s main goal scorer and should be team’s focal point of attack. The team must work assiduously to open up spaces for Salah to had a go at goal and try his luck.
Its pointless feeding him the ball when two or three defenders are desperately trying to keep him at bay. Salah needs the ball in good areas to run at goal, aim and shoot.
Matip and Fabinho must keep Harry Kane and Son quiet– Those two are world class players and all they need to announce themselves to the world is a half chance.
Son is currently the best left foward in football. When he is on the move, it is almost impossible to stop him from attacking. Trent Alexander Arnold must step up the podium and deliver a performance worthy of adulation.
Ndombele is a threat, Liverpool must stop the marauding midfielder- Spurs could’ve been the first team to beat Liverpool this season had Ndombele scored two of his chances against Liverpool.
Tonight, he will be gearing to make amend by finishing off his chances when the opportunity present itself. Liverpool can’t let him score or provide an assist. Gini Wijnaldum must do all he can to keep his Dutch counterpart quiet.