Liverpool travel to north London seeking their seventh straight victory over Tottenham Hotspur on Thursday, but a run of five Premier League games without a win doesn’t bode well for the Reds.
The defending league champions have been chopped down to size in recent weeks and sit fourth in the standings, with no chance of climbing any higher even if they spoil the Spurs’ current form. Tottenham sit one point below with a game in hand to their advantage, fully aware three points will take them back above the Merseysiders and into the UEFA Champions League spots.
What TV Channel is Tottenham-Liverpool on?
Liverpool and Tottenham will each hope to boost their title aspirations in north London, with Thursday’s match airing on NBCSN and NBC Universo from 3 p.m. ET. You can live stream Premier League matches on fuboTV.
How to Watch Tottenham Hotspur vs. Liverpool
When: Thursday, January 28
Where: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London, England
Time: 3 p.m. ET
TV: NBCSN, NBC Universo
Live Stream: fuboTV (watch for free)
Jurgen Klopp has led his side on a club-record streak of six successive wins against Spurs across all competitions. Tottenham have failed to come out on top in this fixture since October 2017 when a Harry Kane brace helped them to a 4-1 win at home, with two of their goals coming in the first 12 minutes.
Mauricio Pochettino was the man in charge on that occasion, but successor Jose Mourinho will seek his own slanted result against the club he’s faced more than any other in his career. In 30 meetings with Liverpool, The Special One has won 12, drawn nine and lost nine, but the last three of those have all gone in favor of Liverpool.
Spurs return home after back-to-back games on the road, going unbeaten in their last eight outings overall. They most recently advancing to the FA Cup fifth round after a hard-fought 4-1 win at Wycombe Wanderers on Monday:
That scoreline flatters the top-flight team in that three of their goals came in the final 10 minutes, marking the third result in a row that Tottenham have failed to keep a clean sheet.
While Spurs moved into the next phase of the cup, Liverpool were ousted after they lost 3-2 at rivals Manchester United on Sunday, their second straight loss after a shock 1-0 defeat at home to Burnley:
Fatigue is an understandable concern for the Merseysiders after such a spree of success in recent seasons, and defensive injuries in particular have come to take their toll on those left standing. Makeshift center-back Fabinho looked exposed at Old Trafford—as did 19-year-old Rhys Williams on occasion—which will give the likes of Kane and Heung-min Son hope they’ll have chances when Liverpool come to the capital.
Klopp took stock of his side’s lacking form following their cup departure over the weekend, aware of the challenge ahead as Liverpool hunt just their third league win outside Anfield this season:
Among those certain to miss the trip for Liverpool are Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez, Diogo Jota and Naby Keita, while captain Jordan Henderson is a fitness concern following injury.
Tottenham could hardly ask for a better opportunity to end their current rut against the Reds, with the victor set to either claim or keep their place among the Premier League’s top four.