Tottenham Hotspur v Liverpool: Five Crucial QuestionsPublished August 26, 2016
Tottenham host Liverpool on Saturday afternoon, with both sides aiming to secure their second win of the Premier League season.
We at Free Bets, take a look at five crucial questions to look at ahead of the mouth-watering White Hart Lane encounter.
Will Harry Kane start upfront?
Making the difference up front no longer rests squarely on the shoulders of Harry Kane, with Vincent Janssen also vying for a place in the front line when Jurgen Klopp’s side come to town.
But despite Janssen’s impressive performances so far this season, Mauricio Pochettino may look to re-install Kane as Tottenham’s attacking spearhead against a Liverpool team boasting the worst defensive record in the Premier League, as it stands.
Daniel Sturridge on the wing?
The Liverpool striker was deployed on the flank against Burnley, a tactical decision which seemed to backfire on Jurgen Klopp.
Sturridge has publically revealed his displeasure in playing that role, claiming he should be selected as a centre forward.
Does Jurgen Klopp decide to go with Daniel Sturridge upfront? or keep faith in his beliefs.
Dele Alli to be unleashed?
The 20-year-old was only fit enough for the bench against Palace but made an instant impact when he was brought on in the latter stages of the game.
And that is expected to be enough for the England international to secure a starring berth ahead of Vincent Janssen this week.
Alli makes Spurs tick and the extra competition for places at White Hart Lane may well see him take his game to another level.
Can Liverpool stop conceding goals?
Despite strengthening in defence this summer, Jurgen Klopp’s side have conceded five goals in their opening two Premier League matches, more than any other side in the league.
If Liverpool are to get anything out of this match, a clean sheet is probably a priority, but are they capable of keeping one?
Dejan Lovren, and Ragnar Klavan must be ready to produce their best on Saturday.
Who will emerge victorious?
Both sides are still finding their rhythm, and both sides will not want to lose this one.
Liverpool v Spurs produced two draws last season, and expect the same again come Saturday.