Liverpool’s five competitive home matches this season have produced 23 total goals (4.6 on average), with both teams scoring in each of those fixtures. Confident at home, the ‘Reds’ are unbeaten in an astonishing 44 straight home league games – the longest such run in any of Europe’s top five leagues.
Their last home match was decided by a late penalty though, in what was the 34th time Liverpool have scored a winning injury-time goal in the Premier League (PL) – more than any other team. However, they’ve netted 66.67% of their PL home goals during the first half this season, although, against Tottenham, they’ve scored after the 85th minute in three of the last four competitive H2Hs.
Tottenham is struggling in the league this term and remain without a win on the road (D2, L2), conceding 2.25 goals on average. Without a win in their last nine visits to Anfield (D3, L6), they’ve at least found the net in six of those games.
Entering this round, Tottenham’s record of trailing at half-time on five occasions so far is the division’s joint highest. For the visitors, the majority of the action arrives before the break, with 64.29% of the total PL goals in their matches arriving in the first half.
Players to watch: Mohamed Salah (LIV) has scored four goals in four PL home games this season – three arrived after half-time.
Harry Kane has five goals in ten matches against Liverpool – four of his five PL goals this season have come via his right foot.
Stat attack: Liverpool have scored precisely two goals in four straight Anfield H2Hs, and in six of the last seven overall (in all competitions).
Liverpool has been winning at half-time/full-time seven times this season – a league-high.
Seven straight Tottenham matches have featured at least three yellow cards (5.14 per game average).
Will not play
Referee: Taylor A. (Eng),
Venue: Anfield (Liverpool)
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