GAME 5: TOTTENHAM v LIVERPOOL
This is a good game to win …. for either team. On current form they are both capable of winning it so it is going to be a very competitive match. How it will unfold is anyone’s guess. I’m not too good at guessing!
Given Pool’s attacking strength I would expect to start this one with four at the back. I’m also expecting Pool to start the game hard. They are good at pressing and, to be honest, Spurs would prefer to ‘press’ than be ‘pressed’. So that’s going to be interesting. It would be nice if Spurs scored first. If Pool score first I hope it’s not late in the game. And I hope Mauricio uses his bench to timely effect should it be needed.
Kane was not required to play two full international games and will hopefully feel some benefit from that. Eriksen has just scored a couple of international goals and should be feeling quite confident. Son should be back from his successful international holiday and he will certainly be feeling confident. I should imagine that Lucas Moura will be raring to go as well.
Hopefully Winks and Lamela will be able to make their presence felt on the pitch. Winks looked extremely good when he came on against Watford. The midfield will again be the key for us. If Dembele and Eriksen start they will need to use the ball well. Will Winks be given a start ahead of Dembele? Whatever the starting eleven is there will be good options on the bench to change things around … as long as they are given time!
If Spurs win this game we will have recovered from the loss against Watford. If Spurs do not win we will drop behind and have some catching up to do. Even though it’s early in the season we need to keep on track for a CL place by maintain a 2 points per game average. That should be the focus, results wise, all season.
As it is a home game I think we will be slight favourites to get a result. I’m going for a home win. 3-0 would be hard, but not impossible …. as United would attest. What do you think VS?