JD Football | September 27, 2023

This Saturday: Tottenham Hotspur v Liverpool

This Saturday, Tottenham Hotspur host Liverpool in the Premier League, with both teams making unbeaten starts to the season so far.

Under Ange Postecoglou, Spurs have come alive, despite the absence of a certain centre-forward. Saturday’s game will be their second big test in a week after the North London Derby last weekend.


Liverpool have started the season how they ended the last. An 11-game unbeaten run at the end of the last campaign wasn’t enough for a top four place, but they’ve flown out the traps this season and look set to challenge Manchester City for the league once again.



Yet To Postecog-lose

With four wins and two draws so far this season, Spurs are yet to lose under their new Aussie boss.


Manchester United, Bournemouth, Burnley and Sheffield United have all been defeated, whilst games against Brentford and Arsenal have both been drawn.


Last week’s NLD was a particularly thrilling watch and Spurs fans will be pleased with what they saw from their team.


Historically, their record at the Emirates has been rotten – they haven’t won a league game there since 2010. But what they were treated to on Sunday was a confident team willing to take the game to their local rivals and nearly come out on top.


The performance all-round was impressive, but two individuals stood out in particular…


Mad ‘n’ Son

It’s only been a few weeks, but the early signs are good for Tottenham’s new attacking partnership.


Linking up brilliantly for both of Spurs’ goals on Sunday, James Maddison and Son Heung Min look like they’ve been playing together for years.


The link-up play and telepathy between the two is already on-point, with both men combining brilliantly to seal Spurs a point at the weekend.



Challengers Again?

After a difficult start to last season, Liverpool left themselves with too much to do to catch league leaders Arsenal and City.


Despite an impressive run-in, it proved too big a task to even make the top four, finishing the campaign in fifth place.


This season, the Reds appear to have got their mojo back, with five wins and a draw from their opening six games.


After completely overhauling their midfield in the summer, new signings Dominik Szoboszlai, Alexis Mac Allister and Wataru Endo have settled in nicely.


The impressive forward line is one of the strongest in the league, especially in terms of depth, and the goals have been shared around the front five with Mohamed Salah, Darwin Núñez, Luis Díaz, Diogo Jota and Cody Gakpo all finding the net at least once this season.


This is set to be Liverpool’s toughest test yet, though. Will they be up to it?



JD Predicts

With both teams in good form and yet to be beaten, we think this will be a tight affair. Both teams are strong up top but are leaky in defence, so we’re expecting goals. We think this one will end 2-2.


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