Liverpool have already traveled to London once this season and left on that occasion with a big scalp. It’s strange but the Reds seem to play at their best when there’s a big scalp offered as reward. Sadio Mane returned for the midweek win at Burton Albion in the EFL Cup. The Senegalese star was absent for their defeat at Burnley last weekend. Liverpool had over 80% possession during that match but couldn’t break down a well-organised home side.
Spurs have struggled to get going in their opening two matches, yet they’ve come away with four points. As five conceded goals show, you don’t need the world’s best attack to score against Liverpool. It’s simply often the case that Jurgen Klopp’s team can outgun opponents.
Having said that, the forecast is obvious. It’s going to be raining goals in an open game, right? Then why can’t we shake that nagging feeling that it will be dry for much of the game. Maybe it’s because Liverpool are not only unbeaten at White Hart Lane since 2012, they haven’t conceded on that ground in four years either. If one team is going to score it’s the away one.