Article by Lauren Black – @Lauren_Black9
Our first game against one of our Top four opponents is upon us as we face Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley on Saturday at Wembley. The failure to make any new summer signings means that we are dealing with the same team we faced last season, they have a lot of players who featured at the World Cup including winner Hugo Lloris but he is not available for this upcoming game and neither is England star Dele Alli which is a massive boost for us.
The last time we met Spurs in the league was the 2-2 draw where they were awarded two penalties with Harry Kane saving them in the dying moments of the game after every Liverpool fan had watched Mo Salah dance through their defence to score what we thought was the winner.
Before that we were on the end of a 4-1 hammering at Wembley back in October that left a lot of us thinking what the hell was that.
Before that we had played a total of 50 games in the Premier League against them with Liverpool winning 23, Drawing 12 and Spurs winning 15.
Now they have made a pretty good start to the 2018/19 campaign with three wins and one loss. Their last game against Watford definitely wasn’t their best considering some of the stats from that game and as you can see they had 11 shots on goal but only two of them were on target, which is unusual for them having Harry Kane up front.
Tottenham have many talented players, Dele Alli, Christian Eriksen, Jan Vertonghen, Hugo Lloris to name a few but Harry Kane is their star man and if you take him out of the team then they struggle.
As you can see from the graphic he managed 30 goals last season in the Premier League and was narrowly beaten by our man Mo Salah. The injury he picked up towards the end of the season definitely helped Mo out a bit but it was a huge loss for Tottenham and left many England fans worried about his World Cup campaign. The forward did travel to Russia and was named captain, he ended up picking up the golden boot at the end of the tournament having led the team to the semi-finals and this season he has picked up where he left off by snatching 4 goals already.
Manager – Mauricio Pochettino
In his managerial career, Mauricio Pochettino has faced Liverpool a total of 12 times and 9 of them have been with Spurs. A total of 12 games, 3 wins, 4 draws and 5 losses. In the nine games against the Reds he has won only the one game and that was the 4-1 win at Wembley last season.
Pochettino has definitely changed the image of Tottenham and got them playing some fascinating football, they did well in the Champions League last season but will be hoping they can get further this year but have some tough opponents to get past in the group.
Also check out Paul video with Flav where they talk about the upcoming game this weekend!
And also Chris video with We Are Tottenham TV!
Article by Lauren Black [email protected]_Black9