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Tottenham Hotspur vs Liverpool Preview: Team News, Tactics & Key Stats

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Tottenham Hotspur are set to return to Premier League action after their Covid-19 shutdown to host high-flying Liverpool on Sunday.

Tottenham Hotspur have had four matches postponed in the last two weeks across the Premier League and the Europa Conference League. A recent Covid-19 outbreak at the club had rendered their squad thin and the matches had to be postponed.

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They are not back to full strength yet but as things stand, Sunday’s clash against Liverpool is set to go ahead. Antonio Conte’s men resumed training with as many as 16 players on Wednesday. They are currently seventh in the Premier League table with 25 points from 14 games.Their last game came against Norwich City whom they dispatched 3-0 at home on December 5.

Liverpool, meanwhile, have their own set of absentees after recent Covid-19 tests. The Merseysiders have won all three of their Premier League matches in the last two weeks. Players like Virgil van Dijk, Curtis Jones and Fabinho were missing as Jurgen Klopp’s men defeated Newcastle United 3-1 at Anfield in midweek.

Spurs will be well rested here and they have only conceded one goal in four Premier League matches since Antonio Conte took charge as manager. Liverpool have been making mincemeat of their opponents in recent times and it will be an exciting contest between the two sides on Sunday.

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Tottenham Hotspur vs Liverpool Head-to-Head

Tottenham Hotspur have lost all of their last six games against Liverpool.

None of Spurs’ last 18 home games in the Premier League have ended as a draw. They have won 12 and lost six.

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Liverpool have not failed to score in each of their 26 away games across all competitions.

Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah has scored or assisted in each of his last 15 Premier League appearances.

Tottenham Hotspur have won just one of their last 17 Premier League games against their Sunday opponents.

Tottenham Hotspur Teams News

Tottenham should have Sergio Reguilon available for their first game in a fortnight against Liverpool.

The left-back suffered a hamstring injury against Norwich at the start of the month but has returned to training.

Giovani Lo Celso (knee) is fit again while several of the nine players who tested positive for coronavirus are expected to be involved, though at least two remain in isolation.

Liverpool Teams News

Liverpool are awaiting confirmation of positive PCR tests from trio Virgil Van Dijk, Fabinho and Curtis Jones but it is highly unlikely they will play any part having been left out against Newcastle.

Ibrahima Konate is set to continue in central defence, with Naby Keita’s return from injury on Thursday offering manager Jurgen Klopp another option in midfield.

Forward Roberto Firmino’s substitute appearance after a month out with a hamstring injury means he comes into contention for a starting place while Divock Origi’s knee injury will be assessed.

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