Watch for FREE on Amazon Prime, kick-off time and team news for Premier League clash December 16, 2020 – Posted in: Soccer
Premier League title contenders Liverpool and Tottenham face off in a huge clash this week.
Both sides drew at the weekend and are on 25 points each at the top of the table.
Jurgen Klopp and Jose Mourinho will look to deal a major blow to their rivals at Anfield this week in what could be a vital match in the title race.
The winner will open up a three point gap going into the hectic festive schedule.
Liverpool v Tottenham: Date and kick-off time
This match will be held at Anfield on Wednesday, December 16 and will kick-off at 8pm.
Liverpool did the double over Tottenham last season including a 2-1 win in this fixture.
Spurs have only beaten the Reds once in their last 17 meetings.
Liverpool v Tottenham: TV channel and live stream
The game will be shown on Amazon Prime from 7pm with Alan Shearer, Peter Crouch and Roberto Martinez joining the streaming giants for this one.
Existing and new Prime members can watch the game via the Prime Video app, across mobile, Fire TV, games consoles, Virgin’s V6 TV Box, BT TV, TalkTalk TV, Apple TV, Chromecast and online.
Fans can also watch the action on Prime Video in 4K Ultra HD at no extra cost.
Non-members can start a 30-day FREE trial of Amazon Prime – which will grant them access to all of the action.
Alternatively, new customers can join Amazon Prime for just £7.99 per month or £79 for the year.
Fans can see every goal from the night’s other games immediately in the Goals Centre.
Amazon Prime members can stream up to three games on different devices at the same time. Each match will have its own on-screen pundits, build-up and post-match analysis.
Liverpool v Tottenham: Team news
Joel Matip is a injury doubt for Liverpool due to a back problem while Naby Keita is likely to miss out again.
Thiago Alcantara is not fit enough to return yet but Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain could make his first league appearance for the season.
Diogo Jota is set to be out for several weeks and has joined Virgil van Dijk, James Milner, Joe Gomez, Xhredan Shaqiri and Konstantinos Tsimikas on the sidelines.
For Tottenham, Gareth Bale is set to miss out again.
Erik Lamela remains out but Spurs have a full squad to pick from otherwise.
The likes of Matt Doherty, Giovani Lo Celso and Lucas Moura are pushing for starts.
Liverpool v Tottenham: Match stats and facts
- Liverpool have lost just one of their last 15 Premier League games against Tottenham (W10 D4), going down 1-4 at Wembley in October 2017. The Reds have won their last four against Spurs in the league, all by a margin of just one goal (3x 2-1, 1x 1-0).
- Tottenham have won just one of their last 26 Premier League away games against Liverpool (D8 L17), winning 2-0 in May 2011 under Harry Redknapp.
- Tottenham have won three of their last seven away league games against reigning top-flight champions (D2 L2), beating Man Utd in 2013-14, Leicester in 2016-17 and Chelsea in 2017-18 – they’d only won three of their previous 40 such matches (D6 L31).
- Spurs have never lost six consecutive matches against Liverpool in all competitions – they last endured such a losing run against an opponent versus Man Utd between September 2001 and September 2004 (seven defeats in a row).
- Liverpool have already dropped 11 points in the Premier League this season (W7 D4 L1), with the Reds only dropping 15 in the entirety of their title-winning season in 2019/20, taking them until the 35th game last season to drop their 11th point in a 1-1 draw with Burnley.
- Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho has never won away against Liverpool’s Jürgen Klopp in five attempts in all competitions (D2 L3), making the German the manager he’s faced the most away from home without ever tasting victory.
- Tottenham’s Gareth Bale has been involved in five goals in his last four games against Liverpool in all competitions (3 goals, 2 assists), with this match potentially his first game against them since the 2018 UEFA Champions League final with Real Madrid (2 goals).
- Liverpool have scored their last 18 Premier League penalties, with Mohamed Salah converting 12 of those. This run of consecutive scoring from the spot is the longest by a team since Sunderland scored 23 consecutive penalties between March 2012 and January 2017.
- Spurs striker Harry Kane has been directly involved in five goals in six away Premier League games against Liverpool (4 goals, 1 assist). Kane has scored in four games at Anfield and never ended on the winning side (D2 L2), with only Nigel Clough (5 games) and Dougie Freedman (6) ever scoring in more games at one stadium without winning in Premier League history, with both Clough and Freedman doing so at the City Ground.
- Spurs striker Harry Kane has been involved in 19 goals in 12 Premier League games this season (9 goals, 10 assists). Another goal will see him reach double figures for both goals and assists – the fewest appearances needed to achieve this in a season in Premier League history is 17 games, achieved by Cesc Fàbregas in 2009/10 for Arsenal.