Fans shocked by Liverpool vs Tottenham XIs

Liverpool vs Tottenham

When the team sheets came out on Sunday before Liverpool’s Premier League match with Tottenham, both sides had surprises in their XIs.

Tottenham headed to Merseyside after their fantastic midweek display against Manchester United.

Spurs tore United apart at Wembley with Chrisitan Eriksen scoring the Premier League’s second fastest goal of all time before a Phil Jones own goal settled the match.

On the night before, Liverpool ran out 3-0 winners against Huddersfield with Mo Salah scoring yet again in the Premier League.

Tottenham have one of the best away records in the league, winning half of their away matches this season.

Liverpool are one of only two sides who are yet to lose at home this season in the league.

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Team Sheets: Reds vs Spurs

The line-ups were as follows:

Liverpool: Karius; Alexander-Arnold, Van Dijk, Lovren, Robertson; Can, Henderson, Milner; Mane, Salah, Firmino.

Subs: Mignolet, Wijnaldum, Moreno, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Ings, Solanke, Matip.

Tottenham: Lloris, Trippier, Sanchez, Vertonghen, Davies, Dier, Dembele, Eriksen, Dele, Son, Kane.

Subs: Vorm, Aurier, Wanyama, Winks, Sissoko, Lamela, Llorente.

Kieran Trippier vs Serge Aurier

For Spurs, the biggest reaction to the team sheet was over the full-black slots.

Danny Rose missed the trip to Anfield, while at right-back Mauricio Pochettino picked Kieran Trippier ahead of Serge Aurier.

Will Trippier’s pace prove a liability against the likes of Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah?

It’s worth noting that Mauricio Pochettino picked the same XI which started against Man United last midweek.

James Milner in midfield?

As for Liverpool, it was the composition of Jurgen Klopp’s midfield were drew attention.

James Milner was picked alongside Jordan Henderson in the centre of the park.

Is that good enough against Tottenham’s engine room of Dembele, Eriksen and Dele Alli?

Also see: Jurgen Klopp: ‘Roberto Firmino is more consistent than Mohamed Salah’.

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