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Predicted Liverpool line-up as they take on Tottenham Hotspur


Liverpool face Tottenham in a top of the table clash at Anfield and will look to put one over the contenders to take a big step in the title race

After a disappointing outing at Craven Cottage against Fulham, Liverpool turns their attention to the top of the table clash against Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield. The Reds are unbeaten at their home in Premier League since 2017 and would look to extend that record against leaders Tottenham to give them some breathing space in the title race.

Alisson made an impressive return against Fulham last week and will keep his place. Alisson has a stellar record against Spurs including a clean sheet in the Champions League final will hope that his streak continues. Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andy Robertson will play right-back and left-back respectively to provide the usual attacking thrust and defensive solidity. Joel Matip will provide his big-match experience and aerial prowess.

Rhys Williams and Nathaniel Phillips will deputize for Matip in case of any doubts over his fitness. Fabinho who has found a new lease at center back will continue in his role and will try to keep the tandem duo of Tottenham quiet. Klopp will rely on captain Jordan Henderson and reliable Gini Wijnaldum to provide much needed physical and ball retention in midfield. Curtis Jones will provide energy and will act as the ball carrier in midfield to provide balls for the front three to feed on. Naby Keita and Oxlade Chamberlain are other options available for selection too.

Liverpool will start with their usual front 3 of Salah, Firmino, and Mane. Salah will look to continue his impressive record against Spurs and at Anfield in general. Mane will look to end his streak of bad games and Firmino will provide his usual work rate and creativity when needed. The Reds will hope to put some daylight between them and their rivals ahead of the festive period by beating them on Wednesday.