Tottenham will look to earn a first win over Liverpool since 2017 when the two sides meet in the Premier League’s late kick-off on Saturday.
Spurs have been buoyed by the arrival of new manager Ange Postecoglou and taken 14 points from their opening six games, most recently earning a draw against north London derby rivals Arsenal thanks to a brace from Son Heung-min.
Postecoglou is tasked with ending a run of 12 winless fixtures against Jurgen Klopp’s side, who have won their last seven games in all competitions after a draw at Chelsea on the opening day of the season.
Here’s the side Tottenham could deploy to put an end to that barren run.
GK: Guglielmo Vicario – Made a couple of sharp reflex saves to stop Arsenal taking a dominant lead in the north London derby.
RB: Pedro Porro – Came into the starting XI after the opening weekend draw at Brentford and has made the right-back spot his own ahead of Emerson Royal with some bright attacking displays.
CB: Cristian Romero – Had a north London derby to forget by scoring an own goal and conceding a penalty. Must be sharper in the face of similarly electric attackers.
CB: Micky van de Ven – Impressed at the Emirates with his recovery pace and sound judgement, a well-time slide tackle on Eddie Nketiah one particular highlight.
LB: Destiny Udogie – Managed to come through his clash with Bukayo Saka unscathed despite an early yellow. The young Italian’s next opponent? Mohamed Salah.
CM: Pape Matar Sarr – Didn’t have his shooting boots on during Sunday’s game but his cross which was flapped at by David Raya eventually led to Son’s first.
CM: Yves Bissouma – Spurs have been crying out for a controlling presence in midfield for a good few years and Bissouma is showing he’s the player for the job, having been criminally underused by Antonio Conte last year.
RW: Dejan Kulusevski – One of three Spurs players currently sat on two league goals so far this campaign alongside Romero and Maddison.
AM: James Maddison – Has taken a few knocks during the opening months of the season but is yet to miss a game and averages a goal contribution each league match so far (two goals and four assists).
LW: Manor Solomon – With Brennan Johnson’s fitness still to be assessed after the Welshman suffered a hamstring injury at Arsenal, Israel international Solomon could return to the XI for his third league start of the season.
ST: Son Heung-min – The South Korean was part of the last Tottenham team to beat Liverpool – scoring in a 4-1 win at Wembley in 2017 – but has still netted four goals in his last five games against the Reds.