Tottenham Hotspur vs Liverpool. Premier League.
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Friday 10 January 2020 15:59, UK
Team news, key stats and prediction ahead of Tottenham vs Liverpool in the Premier League.
Tottenham will be without Harry Kane and Moussa Sissoko against Liverpool. Kane (hamstring) and Sissoko (knee) are both out until April following surgery on their respective injuries.
Danny Rose (calf) is back in training but Ben Davies (ankle), Hugo Lloris (elbow) and Tanguy Ndombele (hip) miss out.
Liverpool's James Milner is set to miss at least the next two matches with a hamstring injury. Fellow midfielder Naby Keita (groin) also remains unavailable for the next fortnight but centre-back Joel Matip, out since October with a knee injury, and Xherdan Shaqiri trained this week.
Longer-term absentees Fabinho, out since late November also with a knee injury, and Dejan Lovren (hamstring) are set to come back next week.
Tottenham vs Liverpool is live on Saturday Night Football from 5pm; kick-off 5.30pm. Sky Sports customers can watch in-game clips in the live match blog on the Sky Sports website and app. Highlights will also be published on the Sky Sports digital platforms and the Sky Sports Football YouTube channel shortly after the final whistle.
It is a cracking game. Harry Kane and Moussa Sissoko are out. Jose Mourinho never makes injuries an excuse, but he knows they are in a struggle with the injuries, which he has come out and said. That sounds like an excuse! Liverpool are rolling along like a beautiful train.
Every player is thriving, but not everyone is playing brilliantly. Jurgen Klopp was spot on when he said they could improve. If the front three hit form at the same time they will blow teams away.
But Jose has always been the manager who will get a result from this sort of game. He will block the wide areas and will highlight where the real dangers lie. He may play Lucas Moura down the middle and Heung-Min Son on the left, and try to bring in players to counter-attack and block the path of the full-backs.
It will not stop the title march; it may deflect it for a while but I think Liverpool will be happy with a point from this. It will be an away performance from Tottenham in this one, but it is the only way you can stop them.
CHARLIE PREDICTS: 1-1 (13/2 with Sky Bet)