Probable starting lineups:
Lloris, Sanchez, Dier, Alderweireld, Trippier, Sissoko, Winks, Eriksen, Vertonghen, Son, Dele Alli; Kane
Mignolet, Gomez, Matip, Lovren, Moreno, Wijnaldum, Henderson, Emre Can, Salah, Firmino, Coutinho
Tottenham have 17 points after the first 8 rounds. Interesting, the Spurs have maximal effect playing away from home, but just one win on four home matches. The truth is they are no more hosts at White Hart Lane, but at Wembley. Maybe that's a problem for the players, who knows? The best striker Harry Kane has had 28 shots in home league games this season, 10 of them on target, but failed to score a single goal. However, the Spurs finally managed to win at home, beating Bournemouth with 1:0 last weekend. Tottenham are in series of three consecutive victories in the Premier League and the players confidence is much higher. In addition, they remain unbeaten at Santiago Bernabeu in the Champions League playing an 1:1 draw with Real Madrid. Manager Mauricio Pochettino is surely satisfied with the last results of his team. For this match he has most of his players ready, but Erik Lamela, Victor Wanyama and Mousa Dembele remain sidelined.
Liverpool are very inconsistent this season. The Reds had some frustrating moments, like the humiliation at the Etihad when lost 5:0 to Manchester City. And of course, some glory moments, most recently in the Champions League when destroyed Maribor with 7:0. Firmino and Salah were double scorers, while Coutinho, Oxlade-Chamberlain and Alexander-Arnold scored one. The atmosphere in the squad is better, while the players confidence is higher. However, the match with Tottenham will be quite different. Manager Jurgen Klopp will try to obtain another away victory, but Liverpool's inconsistency could be a huge problem. In addition, the key player Sadio Manee remain sidelined due to injury. His absence is a huge problem for Klopp, the German coach has no adequate replacement. Adam Lallana and Nathaniel Clyne are also out. Simon Mignolet, Jordan Henderson and Joe Gomez - all rested against Maribor - are expected to start the match at Wembley.
Tottenham vs Liverpool Prediction:
Tottenham are closer to the victory here. They are in excellent form at the moment. The Spurs are in series of three consecutive victories in the Premier League and stayed unbeaten at Santiago Bernabue. Liverpool were dominant against Maribor, but the league form isn't at desired level. Plus, the Reds played two derby games so far in the Premier League and failed to score a single goal - they lost 5:0 to Manchester City and played a goalless draw with Manchester United. Derby matches used to be Klopp's main power last season, but it is different now. I believe the Spurs could win.
Tottenham vs Liverpool Pick: Home win