Tottenham Hotspur v Liverpool: Premier League – live | Premier League


Key events

15 min: Perisic hits the post! Spores equalize almost out of nowhere. Kane crossed from the right towards Perisic, whose header nearly hit the rushing Alisson on the shoulder (I think) and hit the post. Moments later, he made a slightly more comfortable save, this time from Hojbjerg’s low 25-yarder.

15 minutes “Nunez has welcome energy, but watch Mo,” says Rick McGahey. “He takes the ball on one foot, sets it up and hits it with the other before it hits the ground from its first touch. What composure and skill.”

14 minutes Alexander-Arnold hits a delicious ball into Salah on the edge of the area. He checks it well but then slides a pass behind Firmino. It’s all Liverpool.

13 minutes It is the twelfth time this season that Spurs have conceded the first goal.

It started with Robertson leading the game from left back. He fired a cross at Nunez, who controlled the ball for the piece and put the ball straight at Salah, 12 yards away. He stunned the ball a few yards off the ground and turned to ping a volley from Lloris. That’s an excellent goal.

GOAL! Spurs 0-1 Liverpool (Salah 11)

It’s coming.

Liverpool lead through a Mo Salah strike. Photo: David Klein/Reuters

11 minutes Give me a second, I just have to do Wordle.

10 minutes The Spurs barely had the ball for the first 10 minutes. If you offered Antonio Conte 0-0 after an hour, when he could bring in Moura and Kulusevski, he would kiss you gratefully.

8 minutes “While I like Liverpool (Elliot and Carvalho, natch),” says Richard Hirst, “I would really like for Spurs to win simply because Fulham are so far ahead of Liverpool in the season. (And Spurs have Sessegnon.)”

6 minutes Whatever his imperfections, Darwin Nunez is unstoppable. He gets a glorious crossfield pass from Alexander-Arnold, runs across the area line and curls a few yards wide from the far post.

I know he’s raw and there’s a lot of chatter, but Nunez’s attitude is pretty awesome. He reminds me a bit, for richer and poorer, of Timo Werner at Chelsea.

5 minutes The Two Faces of Darwin Nunez. He makes another deliberate run to the left to receive a long pass from Robertson. Then he moves into the area, teases Dier… and the ball runs out of play.

4 minutes Perisic plays up front for the Spurs alongside Harry Kane. Liverpool’s formation is quite fluid, although I think it’s essentially a diamond midfield with Nunez and Salah as split strikers.

3 min: Good save from Lloris! Life is never dull when Darwin Nunez is around. He charges into the area from the left on a nice curved pass from Robertson, then runs around the bouncing ball and takes a shot from a tight corner that is spectacularly pushed away by Lloris. It was a comfortable save for a keeper of his quality, but a very good effort by Nunez.

Darwin Nunez with a good early commitment for the visitors.
Darwin Nunez with a good early commitment for the visitors. Photo: Andrew Couldridge/Action Images/Reuters

2 minutes “I’ve been a Spurs enthusiast for a long time, but still don’t know if I love Conte or if I’m frustrated with him,” Jeff says. “Maybe both. “Am I right to think he set up Spurs 6-3-1, possibly giving Alexander-Arnold and Robertson just a little too much respect?”

Not quite – it’s 5-3-2 (or 3-5-2 if you prefer). He doesn’t have many options because Son, Richarlison, Kulusevski and Moura are all injured or unable to play for 90 minutes.

1 minute Beep beep! Liverpool, especially Harvey Elliott, starts from left to right as we watch.

Right, here come the players. Let’s start.

West Ham 1-2 Crystal Palace

John Brewin was at the London Stadium to watch Crystal Palace pull off an away win.

Liverpool have outplayed Manchester Cityand beat a Napoli squad flying this season,” said Matt Dony. “And they’ve lost to Forest and Leeds. This kind of inconsistency is frustrating, of course, but it’s doubly disturbing when you’re up against an equally shaky team. Spurs can are great, and they can be terrible. (But never entertaining, amirite, Antonio?) The better the Spurs play, the better the Spurs play, the better the odds Liverpool have. Who else knows!”

Southampton 1-4 Newcastle

Sam Dalling was at St Mary’s to see Newcastle empathize with Southampton. Here’s his report.

“Newcastle had an empathetic victory, didn’t it?” says Peter Dawes. “Arm-around-the-shoulder kind of thing? ‘We understand how you feel, we’ve often felt the same way, you know.’”

It’s been my favorite typo ever since I criticized a cricketer for playing a useless trick in 2010.

Aston Villa 3-1 Man United

Ben Fisher was at Villa Park to watch Unai Emery get off to a flying start.

“Four top forward, a week in November and only Kane starts,” says Yash Gupta. “Moura also feels pain. Still a good lineup to win and Gil sits on the bench to bring chaos. Hopefully, just like last season, both teams will make it a wild game, starting with an own goal by both teams, making defense an afterthought.”

If this ends 0-0, I’ll eat my cliche.

There were three games from 2 p.mand so they ended.

We will have full match reports soon. Newcastle’s empathetic win takes them to third place above the Spurs, although the Spurs will pass them if they win.

Harvey Elliott got midweek rest but he is back today and living to the fullest.

Style v fabric

Team news

Two changes for Spurs due to the midweek win in France. Emerson Royal and Yves Bissouma replace Lucas Moura and the injured Son Heung-min. It looks like Ivan Perisic will play just behind Harry Kane. Dejan Kulusevski, who has not played since September, is on the bench.

For Liverpool, Andy Robertson, Harvey Elliott and Darwin Nunez come out, while Kostas Tsimikas, James Milner and Curtis Jones drop out.

Tottenham Hotspur (possibly 3-5-1-1) Lloris; Animal, Lenglet, Davies; Emerson Royal, Bentancur, Bissouma, Hojbjerg, Sessegnon; Perisian; kane.
Substitutes: Forster, Doherty, Sanchez, Tanganga, Sarr, Skipp, Kulusevski, Gil, Lucas Moura.

Liverpool (possibly 4-D-2) Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Konate, Van Dijk, Robertson; Fabinho; Elliott, Thiago; Firmino; Salah, Nunez.
Substitutes: Kelleher, Gomez, Tsimikas, Ramsay, Bajcetic, Henderson, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Jones, Carvalho.

Referee Andy Madley.


Hello and welcome to Tottenham Hotspur v Liverpool live coverage of the WHERE’S THAT BLOODY SPONSOR YOU HAVE FOR THREE YEARS NOW IF THIS IS NOT THE ASK JEEVES STADIUM NEXT WEEKEND I WILL GET MY BOAT RIGHT INTO YOUR BOTTOM LINE Stadium. The good news for Antonio Conte and Jurgen Klopp is that only one team can concede the first goal. Both have specialized in a 1-0 deficit this season: the Spurs 11 times, Liverpool 10 times. They have recovered to win a few (Spurs 5, Liverpool 2), but it is not a sustainable or desirable business model.

Spurs had a difficult October, with three league defeats and mounting criticism of Antonio Conte’s favorite cutting methods, but they remain in the running for all the major trophies. Be careful what you wish for and all that: last year Spurs were tenth in the league and played in the Europa Conference League.

Liverpool have gone in the opposite direction, from chasing a quadruple to hoping for a top four finish. They still haven’t won from home in the league this season, a barely credible statistic, and are closer to 20th than fourth.

A team that was once relentlessly consistent has become wildly unpredictable – able to win 9-0 and 7-1, but also lose to the bottom team in consecutive games. For us neutrals, that makes this game even more exciting.

kick off 4.30 pm.

The Valley Voice
The Valley Voice
Christopher Brito is a social media producer and trending writer for The Valley Voice, with a focus on sports and stories related to race and culture.


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