Liverpool need to shake and bake
While Liverpool currently enjoy pole position in the race for one of the four Premier League Champions League spots, they’ve struggled to find the right gear of late.
Just a few short weeks ago you would have been forgiven for believing that the Reds’ engine was in perfect working order, when they slashed the tyres on Manchester City’s unbeaten season.
But instead of putting distance between themselves and the chasing pack, Jurgen Klopp’s men hit a flat patch and an unlikely loss to Swansea was followed by a shock home exit from the FA Cup at the hands of West Brom.
Thankfully for Liverpool, they managed to put the pedal to the floor and get back on track with a 3-0 away success over Huddersfield on Tuesday. However, they know a much tougher test awaits them on Sunday as they welcome Tottenham to Anfield.
Tottenham need to engage a slingshot
Meanwhile, Spurs have gone from looking like a slick supercar to a mangled demolition derby banger and back again in their topsy-turvy season to date.
It’s their away form that has caused them to misfire lately though, as they’ve only seen the winning chequered flag on two occasions in their last eight league games outside of Wembley Stadium.
Mauricio Pochettino will know his outfit must stop spinning their wheels soon if they’re going to bridge the gap to Sunday’s opponents and a 2-0 success at home to Man United on Wednesday night might just be the fuel injection they need.
Tottenham also have fond memories of a turbo-charged performance against Liverpool already this season to draw on, having left them in the dust with a 4-1 victory at the home of English football back in October.
If you’re not in the top four, you’re last…
Today’s battle could go a long way to deciding the Premier League’s final qualifying positions and Spurs will need to overcome a history of recent stalls at Anfield if they’re to claim an outside 5/2 win.
Jurgen Klopp will be aware that it’s close to seven years since Tottenham enjoyed a win at Liverpool and you can bet he’ll have his side revved up to justify their Evens favourites tag.
We reckon there’ll be plenty of thrills and spills along the way with Spurs ultimately crashing out at the end. That’s why a Liverpool victory, with both teams scoring at 5/2 has got our motor running for today!
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