Liverpool will travel down to the capital on Sunday when they take on Tottenham Hotspur in the final game of Matchday 18 in the Premier League.
Of course, with fixtures coming thick and fast as we approach Christmas, Jurgen Klopp’s side will be looking to keep things going as well as they currently are for the Anfield outfit.
January appears likely to be a tough month for the Reds this year as they are going to lose a number of key players to the Africa Cup of Nations, including Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane, therefore the fixtures in December could be crucial.
Liverpool are currently battling it out with Manchester City and Chelsea in what appears to be a three-horse race for the Premier League title this season, however they will need to be at their very best when they head to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Sunday.
Indeed, they are currently the favourites to record a win over Spurs, with Betway Sportsbook having priced them at odds of 4/6 to come out victorious. This is rather short compared to the price of 15/4 that Spurs have been provided with.
Naturally, Klopp’s side are always going to be heavily favoured in most of the matches that they have played in and Tottenham’s recent run of results and problems on the field may not have even filled die-hard supporters of even Antonio Conte with much hope.
The Italian may have only been in north London for a little while, however he has already admitted that the job at Tottenham is “the biggest challenge” for him in his managerial career, although that should come as a surprise given that he has managed the likes of Juventus, Chelsea, Inter Milan and Italy in the past.
Spurs have had issues recently with COVID-19, which saw their games against Stade Rennais and Brighton and Hove Albion called off, whilst their match against Burnley had also been called off due to adverse weather conditions.
Recent form between the two sides would also suggest that Liverpool have to be heavily favoured in this meeting, as the last five matches have ended in victory for the Merseyside outfit, including the 2019 UEFA Champions League Final.
Clearly, Spurs are going to have their work cut out for them, but should Salah, Mane and whoever else Klopp decides to opt for play at their best, then the Liverpool faithful will likely be celebrating another win over their London rivals this Christmas.