Tottenham vs Liverpool: Team news, match facts and prediction

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Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham will be looking to put a minor dent in Liverpool’s League title procession as Jurgen Klopp’s leaders head to White Hart Lane in what is the biggest match of the weekend.

It would take something monumental for Liverpool to be denied a first League title since 1990, but Mourinho would love to wreck Liverpool’s hopes of matching Arsenal’s ‘Invincibles’ season.

Klopp’s visitors are heavy favourites for a reason, especially with Tottenham’s growing injury list – but these are the games that Mourinho thrives in.

Team news

Tottenham pair Harry Kane and Moussa Sissoko have both been ruled out until April following surgery on respective hamstring and knee injuries.

Tanguy Ndombele remains out, while Danny Rose and Harry Winks are doubts.

A host of regulars will return for Liverpool after being rested in the FA Cup, although James Milner and Naby Keita are injured.

Dejan Lovren and Fabinho should be fit to face Manchester United next weekend, but Joel Matip is still sidelined

Match facts

Head-to-head

Tottenham’s solitary victory in their past 14 Premier League meetings with Liverpool was 4-1 at Wembley in October 2017 (D4, L9).

Liverpool have lost just one of their last six league visits to Spurs (W3, D2), following a run of five consecutive away defeats.

Tottenham Hotspur

Tottenham have won once in four league games (D1, L2).

They could go winless in four games in all competitions for the first time since November 2016.

Spurs have earned one point from a possible 15 against teams above them in the table ahead of the weekend, drawing 2-2 at Manchester City in August.

They are winless in 11 Premier League fixtures against established top-six opposition (D3, L8).

Tottenham have kept only one clean sheet in 11 games under Jose Mourinho in all competitions.

Jose Mourinho leads Tottenham to victory on first start

Their total of two Premier League clean sheets this season is the fewest of any team, along with Norwich City.

Spurs are winless in all four matches without Harry Kane this season and have won just two of the past 12 games in which Kane has not featured.

Liverpool

Liverpool have won 11 successive Premier League matches, scoring 28 goals.

Their return of 19 wins and a draw this season equals the top-flight record after 20 fixtures. It was last set by Manchester City in 2017-18.

The Reds could become the first side in the top five European leagues to win 20 of their opening 21 matches.

Liverpool are unbeaten in their past eight league games in London (W5, D3). They could win four successive fixtures in the capital for the first time since October 1989.

Jurgen Klopp’s side have scored in 29 consecutive matches, the best run of any Premier League side since Manchester United’s run of 36 games ended in November 2008.

Liverpool have had 16 different goalscorers in the Premier League this season, three more than any other team.

Sadio Mane has registered six goals and five assists in his past nine league appearances.

Trent Alexander-Arnold has eight Premier League assists. Only Kevin de Bruyne, with 12, has more.

Alisson has saved a league-high 81% of the shots he has faced.

PREDICTION: 1-2