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The Premier League returns after the international break, and Liverpool are back in the thick of it with a tough home tie against Spurs.
A win for Jurgen Klopp’s side against arguably their toughest remaining League opponents could be the result which sparks a famous season for Liverpool, but a defeat will leave Man City in the driving seat for the run-in.
As for Spurs, Mauricio Pochettino’s men have been dragged into the fight for a top-four finish after a poor run, and need a result to stay on track for Champions League qualification.
Liverpool vs Tottenham team news and predicted line-ups
Tottenham are without key central midfielders for Sunday. Both Eric Dier (hip) and Harry Winks (groin) have returned from the international break nursing injuries, while Serge Aurier (hamstring) will be assessed.
It is a double blow for Pochettino, leaving his central midfield options very limited. Moussa Sissoko and Victor Wanyama will likely vie for a place in a five-man midfielder alongside Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen.
For Liverpool, Trent Alexander-Arnold (back), Naby Keita (knock) and Xherdan Shaqiri (groin) are hopeful of a return to the squad. Joe Gomez (ankle) and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (thigh) remain a couple of weeks away.
Klopp said at his pre-match press conference on Friday: “I think it’s the first time everybody came back [from international duty] healthy!”
The right-back is only hopeful of playing from the off, with Gigi Wijnaldum, Fabinho and James Milner expected to start at Anfield.
Liverpool XI (4-3-3): Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson; Wijnaldum, Fabinho, Milner; Salah, Mane, Firmino
Tottenham (3-5-2): Lloris; Alderweireld, Sanchez, Vertonghen; Trippier, Sissoko, Eriksen, Dele, Rose; Son, Kane