Liverpool vs Spurs - Questions To Answer

Liverpool vs Spurs - Questions To Answer

Liverpool vs Spurs is normally a tough game for both sides

Liverpool today and a selection dilemma.

You can only beat what is put in front of you, but Tottenham have struggled to do that and particularly struggled away from home in 2019.

There was certainly an element of saving themselves for the Champions League when qualification was all but secured early on. I have no doubt that contributed to our Premier League form.

This summer  Christian Eriksen didn't have the suitors he thought he had, they wanted him for peanuts and were all prepared to wait a season and get him for free.

Toby Alderweireld is in the same position. The situation of Vertongen is slightly different as he is arguing about the length of the contract being offered as opposed to trying to leave desperately.

I have spoken much about the subconscious and what that allows. We have seen the effect in performances. 

Toby was probably rested in the Champions League and although we had a resounding win, I don't think Mauricio Pochettino will be afraid to make changes.

Alderweireld may return for Sanchez, but then do we need the Colombian's pace with the speedy Liverpool front three?

More of a concern for me is how we beat the Liverpool press. That will determine the makeup of our midfield. I can't see Eric Dier starting yet, although I am pleased to see him get some game time, we need him rotating in that midfield to keep players fresh.

Having too many players in the squad who you don't use isn't great for the rest as it overworks them.

Eric Dier, Victor Wanyama, Oliver Skipp, Christian Eriksen, when Juan Foyth is for probably Kyle Walker-Peters.That is a chunk out of a squad. 

We have yet to see Ryan Sessegnon and see what Pochettino has planned for him, will that put Danny Rose on the back burner, will he challenge higher up the field? No doubt we all have our own opinions but the only one that matters is Mauricio Pochettino's.

Another point to make is that we scored from a corner taken by Lamela who was not constantly hitting the first man as Eriksen does all the time, more than any other player in the Premier League in fact. Eriksen has also been hopeless from free-kicks over what, 3 years, so he offers no threat from them.

The trouble we have is that if he doesn't get game time then he might get motivated but he'll be out of form and not the player we need. Do we continue with Lamela as the first choice, bring on Lo Celso as our main creative player (my option) and use Eriksen as a substitute all the time?

First of all, we need a good performance against Liverpool. We need to make it a tough game as we have against them over the past couple of years. We need to show we are getting back into our stride. 

Another poor performance and our fans will get on the clubs and players back to make life even tougher and even worse.

The opposite of what we need right now.

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