Salah faces Kane as Liverpool, Spurs battle for top four

A win for the visitors, however, would catapult them into the coveted Champions League places ahead of their opponents. Tottenham have been hard to beat recently as only Manchester City have beaten them since November. So that would suggest Spurs changing shape from the back four they have played in his absence, and reverting to a back three of Alderweireld, Davinson Sanchez and Jan Vertonghen, with Rose, Davies, Kieran Trippier and Serge Aurier rotating as wing backs.

They took four points from trips to Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League.

Liverpool 2-1 Tottenham: Spurs thrashed Liverpool 4-1 in the reverse fixture but the north Londoners have a poor record at Anfield having won just one of their last 23 league visits to the ground.

The last encounter between the two sides saw Liverpool struggle to cope with the threat of Tottenham, with Spurs running out 4-1 winners at home.

"Liverpool are a very good side and Mohamed Salah is on fire at the moment".

Kane is now the top scorer in the league with 21 goals, and Dele Alli who had a man of the match performance against defending Champions League winners Real Madrid with two goals in the process.

Liverpool's Adam Lallana is a doubt for Sunday's Premier League game against Tottenham Hotspur with the club not willing to risk aggravating the midfielder's muscle injury, manager Juergen Klopp said.

After sitting out the win over the Terriers, Virgil van Dijk should be in line for a return to the starting eleven, but a fellow Southampton alum in Adam Lallana is nearly certain to miss out as the 29-year old looks to build up match fitness ahead of the meeting with his old club later in the month.

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Spurs have a fully-fit squad ahead of the game.

Harry Winks is back in full training.

Note: Only the players declared fit for the match have been considered into the selection. You don't often keep United as far away from your goal as Spurs did in that game.

Mauricio Pochettino has been boosted by the deadline day signing of Lucas Moura, the Brazil winger, who joined from Paris Saint-Germain of France.

Against United, Spurs were off the mark in under 11 seconds, and Kane wants to make sure his side do that once again, this time at Anfield - where Liverpool traditionally like to start games well. His average of 3.2 tackles per match is more than any other Premier League defender who has made more than 10 appearances.

After failing to score against United Kane remains on 99 Premier League goals.

"We signed a player who has not competed for six or seven months".

"Harry Kane is still there". In the last five encounters between the two teams, Liverpool have won 2 and drawn 2. 19 leagues goals is a start, while a further six assists proves the Egypt worldwide has already justified his £34.3m summer fee from Roma a number of times over.

  • Tabitha Byrd