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Those 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 predicted.
Liverpool: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Konate, van Dijk, Robertson, Henderson, Fabinho, Thiago, Salah, Mane, Diaz.
Subs: Milner, Keita, Gomez, Jones, Jota, Tsimikas, Origi, Matip, Kelleher.
Tottenham Hotspur: Lloris, Romero, Dier, Davies, Emerson, Bentancur, Hojbjerg, Sessegnon, Kulusevski, Kane, Son.
Subs: Sanchez, Winks, Rodon, Gollini, Bergwijn, Lucas Moura, White, Scarlett, Matthew Craig.
Referee: Michael Oliver (Northumberland)
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Tonight’s match officials
- Referee: Michael Oliver
- Wizards: Stuart Burt and Simon Bennett
- Fourth official: Martin Atkinson
- VAR: Darren England
- VAR Assistant: Marc Perry
Early team news
Somewhat remarkably, considering they are still fighting on four fronts at this late stage of the season, Roberto Firmino is Liverpool’s only slight concern but the Brazilian has been back in training after recovering from a foot injury and could feature.
Jurgen Klopp may rotate his squad following their midweek exertions against Villarreal and some or all of Jordan Henderson, Joel Matip, Kostas Tsimikas and Luis Diaz might start tonight.
Tottenham Hotspur remain without Sergio Reguilon, Matt Doherty, Japhet Tanganga and Oliver Skipp but have no fresh injury concerns. Dejan Kulusevski was rested for over half of their game against Leicester last weekend but may start instead of Lucas Moura tonight.
It’s an uncharacteristically late Saturday evening kick-off at Anfield, where Liverpool will hope to ramp up the pressure on Manchester City in the title race 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 match against Newcastle United tomorrow.
Currently in fifth place, two points behind Arsenal with four games left to play, victory for Tottenham would send them into the Champions League places overnight, with their north London rivals scheduled to play relegation-threatened Leeds United at the Emirates tomorrow afternoon.
There’s plenty at stake for both sides at Anfield, where kick-off is at 7.45pm. Stay tuned in the meantime for team news and build-up.