Tottenham vs Liverpool: Premier League – LIVE!

The two managers have clashed on the touchline in the past, with Mourinho claiming that Klopp receives preferential treatment from referees for his antics on the sidelines.

Mourinho ratcheted up the tension the last time the two sides met by claiming “the best team lost” as Spurs fell to a galling late 2-1 defeat at Anfield in December, and both managers are in need of a win this evening.

Manchester United missed the chance to go top last night as they fell to a shock 2-1 home defeat to Sheffield United, but Man City are the team to catch now as Pep Guardiola’s side lead the table by a point with a game in hand.

Liverpool sit seven points behind City having both played 19 matches, while Spurs are eight adrift with a game in hand – so whoever loses tonight will sit a long way off the pace in the title race.

With kick-off at 8pm GMT, follow all the latest goals and action as it happens on our live match blog with Dan Kilpatrick at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Live updates


1 min: Bright start from Liverpool down the left, but Hojbjerg makes a neat interception in the box.



We are underway in north London.


The teams are out at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, which still looks superb despite the lack of fans. It would’ve been rocking tonight with over 60,000 watching on, but those days are hopefully not too far away.


Mourinho tight-lipped on Tottenham formation

 On Spurs’ formation, the Portuguese was certainly not giving much away!

“I will leave it you to decide after 60 seconds! But in this moment I’m not going to tell you,” he said.


Mourinho: Either team can win tonight

Here’s Mourinho talking to BT Sport ahead of kick-off…

“At Anfield we missed chances and against Liverpool, it is not like you have seven, eight, nine or 10 chances to score, you have three or four. We missed big chances to win the game. At the same time if you make too many mistakes they punish you.

“We cannot control the direction of matches, you don’t know how it will go. Our objective is to win the game, which is also Liverpool’s objective. They have the potential to do that and we have the potential to do that.”


Klopp addresses Fabinho injury blow

Liverpool will use their 11th central defensive partnership in 20 Premier League games tonight – quite the statistic!

“It was nothing – he just felt something and we had to take him out. It wasn’t a challenge – that is it,” Klopp told BT Sport on that Fabinho knock ahead of kick-off.


Dan Kilpatrick at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

For what it’s worth, Serge Aurier, Joe Rodon, Eric Dier and Ben Davies are being put through their paces as a back four in the warm-up.

That raises the possibility of a repeat of Mourinho’s tactic against Liverpool here last season – effectively with two right-backs.


‘Sign a CB’ – Liverpool fans fume

Liverpool are preparing to use what feels like their umpteenth centre-back pairing of the season tonight as Jordan Henderson partners Joel Matip in the heart of the backline.

New centre-back recruits have not been forthcoming despite long-term injuries to Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez, with Klopp not expecting a busy end to the transfer window ahead of Monday’s deadline.

“Not really, no,” he told reporters. “I would not say absolutely 100 per cent no but I don’t expect anything to happen, to be honest.”

Liverpool fans are currently making their feelings on the matter quite clear, with ‘sign a CB’ currently trending on Twitter ahead of the match against Spurs.


Dan Kilpatrick at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

Here are more thoughts from Standard Sport’s Dan Kilpatrick ahead of kick-off in N17…

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