In a massive match, Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur meet on the Anfield pitch tomorrow (on April 30th). Both teams are separated by a single point on the Premier League table and if the Reds win they will have completed the double against Spurs and will take a huge step toward European qualification, by jumping to either a 6th position or even as high as 5th.
Another Milestone For Salah
If Mohamed Salah sees the pitch Sunday as expected, it will mark his 300th career appearance in a Liverpool shirt. Salah has 183 goals so far in those 299 appearances, which is tied for 4th on the all-time list.
Scouting the Spurs
Tottenham have scuffled lately, earning only one win in their last 6 Premier League matches. This has allowed Liverpool and other teams to close the gap to move above the line for Europa League qualification. The Spurs are led by star English International Harry Kane. The striker is currently 2nd in the EPL in scoring this season with 26 goals. Manchester City's Erling Haaland leads the EPL with 33 goals. Spurs goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has been ruled out, so the Reds will be going against a backup keeper between the pipes. This presents a prime opportunity to bang a few in goal.
What Are The Chances?
There is no denying that this is a huge match. With 1 game behind, Liverpool currently sit in 7th on the table with 53 points but only 1 point behind 5th-place Spurs who have 54. Aston Villa sit in 6th place. A win means Liverpool would jump into a Europa League qualification spot and have the double after a 2-1 victory at White Heart Lane earlier this year. A loss or a draw and things become much more muddled for the Reds.
LFC Globe Verdict
I feel good about this match. The Reds are in good form and Spurs are struggling. In addition, Liverpool will have the Anfield advantage, plus the Reds will be facing a reserve goalkeeper. Considering the fact that Salah scored a brace in the last meeting, I see all these factors adding up to a fairly comfortable 3-1 victory.
Where To Watch
The match is set for a 16:30 BST kickoff and will air on Sky Sports. Audiences across the pond in the United States can watch at 11:30 AM EST on the USA Network. Supporters in Canada can stream via fuboTV. A full list of streaming options is available by visiting LFC Globe's Live Streams page