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These teams: Luis Diaz and captain Jordan Henderson return to Liverpool’s starting line-up after starting on the bench against Villarreal in midweek. Diogo Jota and Naby Keita make way. Bobby Firmino is not in the matchday squad.
Tottenham manager Antonio Conte makes just one change from last weekend’s 3-1 win over Leicester, with Dejan Kulusevski replacing Lucas Moura as expected.
Liverpool: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Konate, van Dijk, Robertson, Henderson, Fabinho, Thiago, Salah, Mane, Diaz.
Subtitles: Milner, Keita, Gomez, Jones, Jota, Tsimikas, Origi, Matip, Kelleher.
Tottenham Hotspur: Lloris, Romero, Dier, Davies, Emerson, Bentancur, Hojbjerg, Sessegnon, Kulusevski, Kane, Son.
Subtitles: Sanchez, Winks, Rodon, Gollini, Bergwijn, Lucas Moura, White, Scarlett, Matthew Craig.
Arbitrator: Michael Oliver (Northumberland)
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Officials for tonight’s game
- Arbitrator: Michael Olivier
- Assistants: Stuart Burt and Simon Bennett
- Fourth official: Martin Atkinson
- VAR: Darren England
- Assistant VAR: Mark Perry
First news from the team
Remarkably enough, given that they are still battling on four fronts at this late stage of the season, Roberto Firmino is Liverpool’s only minor concern, but the Brazilian has returned to training after recovering from an injury at foot and could figure.
Jurgen Klopp could rotate his squad after their midweek effort against Villarreal and some or all of Jordan Henderson, Joel Matip, Kostas Tsimikas and Luis Diaz could start tonight.
Tottenham Hotspur remain without Sergio Reguilon, Matt Doherty, Japhet Tanganga and Oliver Skipp but have no new injury concerns. Dejan Kulusevski was rested for more than half of his game against Leicester last weekend but could start in place of Lucas Moura tonight.
It’s an unusual kick-off on Saturday night at Anfield, where Liverpool will be hoping to ratchet up the pressure on Manchester City in the title hunt with a victory over Spurs. A win for Jurgen Klopp’s side would see them take a two-point lead at the top of the table ahead of City’s game against Newcastle United tomorrow.
Currently in fifth place, two points behind Arsenal with four games to go, victory for Tottenham would send them into the Champions League places overnight, with their north London rivals set to face Leeds United, threatened with relegation, at the Emirates tomorrow afternoon.
There’s a lot at stake for both teams at Anfield, where kick-off is at 7.45pm. Stay tuned while waiting for team and construction news.