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Premier League preview and odds: Tottenham Hotspur vs. Liverpool

Published on: 10/10/2015

Premier League preview and odds: Tottenham Hotspur vs. Liverpool

October 17, 2015 12:45pm – White Hart Lane

Premier League

All eyes will be on White Hart Lane next Saturday lunchtime as Jurgen Klopp makes his Premier League debut as Liverpool boss.

Travelling Kop ready for rollercoaster ride

When Jurgen Klopp arrived in Liverpool last Friday - coolly surfing on a wave of charisma - the cloud of gloom that seemed to have taken up permanent residence at Anfield was instantly evaporated. The man that fans of every club wanted as their manager has chosen to cut short his sabbatical to take on one of the most challenging jobs in the country - making Liverpool great again.

If prizes were given for press conferences - Klopp would be top of league. As soon as his entered the room, he had the UK media eating out of the palm of his hand with his engaging manner and slightly crazy demeanour. There is no doubt that his enigmatic presence will be a welcome addition to the Premier League. But can he rise to the challenge and turn Liverpool into a force to be reckoned with once again?

Klopp will have less than a week to prepare his players for what will be the team’s first game away from Merseyside in five matches. However, Liverpool fans will be hoping that his infectious positivity can have an instant impact on a squad that has been plagued with self-doubt in recent times.

Spurs looking to rain on Klopp parade

Mauricio Pochettino’s team are unbeaten at home this season and will be keen to spoil the party for the travelling Liverpool fans. The clubs are separated by just a point in the league and could well be battling for fourth place come the end of the season. In their last game on home soil, Spurs defied all predictions to brush aside title favourites Manchester City by four goals to one.

The North Londoner’s only defeat this season came on the opening day away to Manchester United. Since then, they have won three and drawn four of their seven games but have shown steady signs of improvement each week.

Team news

Eric Dier will be suspended for Tottenham after picking up five yellow cards and Hueng-Min Son will also be missing with a foot injury. On a more positive note, Mabil Bentaleb, Ryan Mason and Danny Rose are all close to returning from injury and could be in the squad to face the team from the northwest.

Liverpool are still without Captain Jordan Henderson, midfielder Roberto Firmino and centre-back Dejan Lovren who are all missing through injury. Meanwhile, Christian Benteke and Philippe Countinho both stand a chance of being fit in time for the clash with Spurs.

Recent form (League)

Tottenham Hotspur: DWWWD

Liverpool: DWDLL

Betting odds and tips

Liverpool have had the upper hand in this fixture recently having won the last five matches home and away against their opponents from the capital. In their last two visits to White Hart Lane they have scored eight goals and conceded none.

With Liverpool’s recent record against Spurs and the Klopp effect in full motion, Liverpool look like a good bet at 2/1 with Bet365.

The German Coach likes a player that presses hard and puts in a shift, and Danny Ings fits that bill. You can back the Reds striker to score anytime at 27/11 with Unibet.

Published on: 10/10/2015

Any odds displayed within this preview were correct at the time of publishing (10/10/2015 12:52:22) but are subject to change.