Liverpool vs. Tottenham: Klopp and Conte Lock Horns in Must-Win Clash for Either Side

May 6, 2022
Benson Chikezie

English Premier League 2021/2022
Matchday 36
Anfield, Liverpool

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The stakes are high this weekend as Tottenham travel to the Anfield fortress for a crunch English Premier League clash against quadruple-chasing Liverpool. The match will kick off by 00:15 IST on May 8 and promises to be another exhilarating football display.

Fresh from progressing to the Champions League final after turning up the style in Villarreal, Liverpool will turn their attention to the league, where they are one point behind Manchester City and still in the title race. Tottenham Hotspur are locked in a Champions League qualification battle with Arsenal, and they are desperately in need of a victory, just like their hosts.

Teams Status

We bring you the latest form and team news from Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur:

Liverpool Form and Team News

Klopp’s side are having a historic season, by their large standards, and have already claimed one trophy, qualified for two finals, and are one point behind Manchester City in the race for the EPL crown. The Reds, however, needed a strong second-half showing to go past Villarreal after falling two goals behind in the first half.

Playing at Anfield this season, they have won 14 matches and drawn thrice, keeping twelve clean sheets. Liverpool also have an excellent home record against Spurs, winning seven and drawing three of their last ten meetings. Sadio Mane and Luis Diaz have been particularly outstanding recently, chipping in with goals and performances that have lifted Jürgen Klopp’s team.

Roberto Firmino remains Liverpool’s only absentee with a foot injury that rules him out of the Tottenham match.

Tottenham Form and Team News

Antonio Conte and his charges have set their eyes on a Champions League berth ahead of next season, and a strong showing against Leicester put them back on track after dropping points against Brighton and Brentford. A win at Anfield will set up the perfect showdown against Arsenal next week, which the visitors will relish.

Spurs have been solid on the road in recent weeks, losing only once in their last five away matches, winning thrice, and drawing once. They have also won all 13 matches in which they led at half-time this season, and with the trio of Harry Kane, Dejan Kulusevski, and Heung Min Son in excellent form, Tottenham are a threat to Liverpool’s ambitions.

Conte will be unable to call on several of his players due to injuries. Japhet Tanganga, Matt Doherty, Sergio Reguilon, and Oliver Skipp are on the sidelines and will not be on the bus to Liverpool.

What Do the Sportsbooks Say?

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Title-chasing Liverpool are favorites to win this match according to the sportsbooks at Parimatch, Paripesa, and Melbet, with the odds for a home win placed at 1.48, 1.47, and 1.47, respectively. The odds for a full-time draw on all three sportsbooks are 4.70, 5.05, and 5.05, respectively, and a win for the visiting Spurs side at 6.80, 7.20, and 7.29, respectively.

Tipster’s Angle

Liverpool have the upper hand in this tie based on their head-to-head record, winning seven of their last ten encounters, all in a row. The last time Tottenham won in this fixture was in 2017. 

Spurs have not failed to score in eight of the last ten meetings between both sides, and this fixture has always been studded with goals, being the second-highest scoring fixture in Premier League history. Here are our thoughts on Liverpool vs. Tottenham:

Tip: Both Teams To Score @ 1.71

Although Liverpool have 12 clean sheets from their last 17 home games, they have conceded to Tottenham seven times in their last ten league visits. With both teams boasting five of the League’s top scorers, we expect to see goals at both ends. Both teams to score is available on the sportsbook at 1.71 odds.

Tip: Over 2.5 Goals @ 1.55

From their head-to-head record, this fixture has produced more than two goals in eight of the last ten meetings. Regardless of whoever comes out on top, it will not be an easy fixture for either side, and an outcome of over 2.5 goals is available on the Melbet sportsbook at 1.55 odds.


Another thrilling encounter is likely to grace our screens this weekend as Tottenham travel to Liverpool. The Reds are desperate to capitalize on any slipups from Manchester City, while Tottenham have set their sights on Champions League qualification. Who will come out on top? Will both teams share the spoils like in the reverse fixture? The weekend holds all the answers.

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