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How Tottenham Hotspur could line up against Liverpool

Ahead of Saturday's Premier League clash between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool, Sports Mole looks at how Spurs could line up at Wembley.

The Premier League returns with a bang this weekend as Tottenham Hotspur host Liverpool in the opening match of gameweek five.

Originally scheduled to be Tottenham's first match at their new stadium, the game will instead take place at Wembley, where Liverpool were swept aside in the corresponding fixture last season.

The Reds have made a perfect start to the new campaign, though, while Spurs go into the match having seen their own 100% record ended by Watford in their final outing before the international break.

Here, Sports Mole looks at how Mauricio Pochettino could set his side up for Saturday's showdown between two top-four hopefuls.



Possible TOT XI vs. LIV
Out: Moussa Sissoko, Dele Alli (both hamstring), Juan Foyth, Hugo Lloris (both thigh), Vincent Janssen (foot)
Doubtful: Erik Lamela (hamstring)

Pochettino has confirmed that both Lloris and Alli will miss Saturday's match through injury, forcing at least one change to the team which lined up against Watford.

Lloris remains sidelined with a thigh injury and will not be stripped of the captaincy following his drink-driving charge, while Alli is expected to miss the next two games with a hamstring problem he picked up on international duty.

Pochettino is, however, able to welcome Son Heung-min back into the fold after he helped South Korea to Asian Games glory, and Alli's injury could force him to throw the attacker straight back into the starting lineup.

Should that be the case then Lucas Moura - Tottenham's leading scorer in the league this season - could drop a little deeper alongside Christian Eriksen, with Harry Kane joining Son up front despite the debate surrounding whether he needs a rest.

Aside from that, Pochettino could name an unchanged team to the one which started against Watford, with Michel Vorm continuing to deputise for Lloris and a back three once again preferred to a back four.

The likes of Danny Rose, Eric Dier and Serge Aurier will all be hopeful of pushing for a starting role and could be in line to feature should Pochettino look to switch things up.

> Click here to see how Liverpool could line up for this fixture

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Dele Alli in action for Tottenham Hotspur on September 2, 2018
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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool1613303462842
2Manchester CityMan City1613214593641
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs16120430161436
4Chelsea16104233132034
5Arsenal16104235201534
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd167542826226
7Everton166642319424
8Bournemouth167272526-123
9Leicester CityLeicester166462120122
10Wolverhampton WanderersWolves166461719-222
11West Ham UnitedWest Ham166372325-221
12Watford166372023-321
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton166371922-321
14Cardiff CityCardiff1642101530-1514
15Newcastle UnitedNewcastle163491322-913
16Crystal Palace1633101323-1012
17Burnley1633101532-1712
18Huddersfield TownHuddersfield1624101027-1710
19Southampton161691330-179
20Fulham1623111640-249

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