Tottenham Hotspurs earned an unlikely point in their 1-1 draw against Real Madrid in Spain. The Spurs went ahead through an own goal from Raphael Verane in the twenty-eighth minute, but Cristiano Ronaldo evened the score for the continental title holders after converting a penalty two minutes before the break. The North Londoners will now focus on the Premier League where they're currently ranked third behind the two Manchester clubs.

Liverpool was the only English side struggling in the Champions League, but The Reds sent the message clear to the rest of the continent by thumping Maribor 7-0 at Anfield.

The Merseyside club knew all too well that a victory in London would send them to the fourth spot in the table.

Talking points

In the last five meetings in all competition, Liverpool has had a say after winning two and drawing the remaining three fixtures. The Spurs will want to bring to a stop to The Reds dominance in the encounter by taking the maximum points in the game that they will host at The Wembley Stadium. However, the hosts will be worried after only winning one Premier League game at the stadium that hosts England national team games.

The Spurs have been seriously challenging for the English title in the past two seasons where they emerged third in 2015/16 and second in the previous season.

Mauricio Pochetino's team will face the Merseyside club with confidence after earning a precious point at Santiago Bernabeu in Spain. Also, the hosts are unbeaten in 22 out of 23 Premier League home games.

After drawing in the first two Champions League games, Liverpool finally showed the world that they had won the same competition five times by beating Maribor 7-0 in midweek.

Jurgen Klopp side has drawn in two consecutive league games, the first one being the 1-1 tie with Premier League newcomers, Newcastle. The second draw was huge as Liverpool became the first team to prevent the rampant Manchester United from scoring a goal since the season began. It's worth noting that The Reds are undefeated in 11 out of the last 12 Premier League matches.

Team news

The injury list seems to be dissipating in The Spurs team as Erik Lamela will be the only player who will automatically miss the match due to his injury. However, the conditions of Victor Wanyama, Ben Davies, Mousa Dembele and Georges-Kevin Nkoudou have improved, and the quartet is subject to play should they pass the fitness test. Also, Mauricio Pochetino will be welcoming Delle Alli back to the squad after missing the 1-1 at Real Madrid with a suspension.

Liverpool is still with massive injury cases, but The Reds seem to be coping well despite missing some key players. Sadio Mane, Nathaniel Clyne, Adam Bogdan and Adam Lallana will miss out on the trip to London as they're still nursing injuries.

Jurgen Klopp is expected a few changes from the team that beat Maribor in the midweek with Lloris Karius making way for Simon Mignolet in the goal area while James Milner giving space to the rested Jordan Henderson. Another notable change that could happen in the defense where Trent Alexander-Anorld who started in Champions League will give his place to Joe Gomez.


This could be one of the games that many analysts will find difficult to predict as it pits two teams that finished in top four last season. However, judging from the history, the previous two games featuring these two English giants have ended in stalemates with the two teams scoring less than three goals on each occasion.

The two teams have players with attacking prowess showing that the game is likely to see multiple goals. Harry Kane, Delle Alli, Roberto Firmino and Daniel Sturridge are the probable goalscorers in the Sunday evening's game where the hosts have a slight edge over the visitors.

Final score prediction: Tottenham Hotspurs 3-2 Liverpool