The red half of Merseyside is buzzing after Liverpool’s unbeaten start to the Premier League season. Jurgen Klopp’s side have dazzled and delighted their way to the top of the table over the first four games with relative ease. The level of competition has not been to high however, and this weekend that will change when Tottenham visits Anfield on Saturday.
This will be a battle of two top 6 clubs that are looking to establish early season tempo. Spurs are attempting to bounce back from their deflating 2-1 loss to Watford before the international break; Liverpool are looking to ride their current form and gain as many points as possible. This game will be the first in a September that will see the Red face serious quality.
After this match the Reds will host Neymar and Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League, then Southampton in the League, followed by a trip to Stamford Bridge to face second place Chelsea, and to finish off the month hosting last seasons champions Manchester City. Truly there can be no more difficult schedule across Europe.
These will be quality victories if Liverpool can attain them, something they are certainly capable of. Mo Salah is continuing his play-making form from last season scoring two and assisting one so far. Sadio Mane is tied atop the League goal-scoring charts with Aleksander Mitrovic of Fulham with four goals.
If Liverpool want to prove their intentions of winning the top flight, something they have failed to do since 1990, this is an important start. Tottenham have taken four points from the Reds in their last two matches, winning one and drawing the other. If the Reds can get three points, it may be looked back on as the first moment in an historic season. The match begins at 7:30 a.m. est.