Liverpool will look to extend their impressive home league record when Tottenham come to town on Sunday.
bet365 pre-match odds: Liverpool 3/5, Draw 10/3, Tottenham 5/1
The Reds last tasted defeat in the Premier League at Anfield in April 2017 when Crystal Palace claimed a 2-1 victory.
Liverpool fans can also take comfort in their record against sides placed in the top six this term, having lost just one of eight encounters.
Victory will ensure they are top of the pile come the end of the weekend and they can’t afford any further slip-ups, with rivals Manchester City breathing down their neck.
Full-back Trent Alexander-Arnold, who withdrew from duty with England, with a back problem will be assessed. Xherdan Shaqiri is also a doubt after missing both of Switzerland’s games with a groin problem.
Long-term absentees Joe Gomez and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are nearing returns although Sunday’s game comes too soon.
Tottenham have lost their way in 2019 and are without a win in their last four league outings, losing three and drawing once.
Their record against Liverpool doesn’t make for pleasant reading either, losing eight of the last 13 meetings across all competitions, while they have only won once in the last 24 visits to Anfield.
Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino will be without midfielder Eric Dier after he sustained a muscle injury in England’s win over the Czech Republic.
Harry Winks is also set for another week on the sidelines although Kieran Trippier could come back into the fold. Serge Aurier suffered a hamstring injury in Ivory Coast’s victory over Rwanda last weekend and will miss out.
Harry Kane, who boasts 11 goals in his last 12 appearances for Spurs, will be licking his lips at the prospect of heading to Merseyside, having scored in three of his four appearances at Anfield.
In this weekend’s Premier League main event, Liverpool will host Tottenham as the race for the title begins to reach its climax.
The international break seems to have come at a perfect time for Tottenham. Following a run of three defeats and one draw in four games, Spurs really needed time off to rest and rethink their strategy.
Liverpool, on the other hand, will be looking to maintain some consistency as they aim to reclaim their place at the top of the table.
Tottenham haven’t won away at Anfield in eight years despite playing the same number of games there. This certainly reflects in their pre-match odds which currently stand at 21/4.
With Spurs struggling away at Anfield and enduring a poor run of results in recent weeks, the recommendation is to back the hosts.
Liverpool alone don’t offer a good price however, score/win doubles could be the alternative ways to bet. Sadio Mane to score and the hosts to win is priced quite attractively at 13/8.
Three successive encounters between the two clubs have seen the both teams to score bet land. The price on that happening again is 4/6.
However, the main betting recommendation has to be Liverpool to win and both teams to score, at a value price of 39/20.
Liverpool to win and both teams to score – 39/20 888Sport
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