Turning their attention back to Premier League duties after knocking bitter rivals Everton out of the FA Cup last weekend, Liverpool will look to move one step closer to becoming Invincibles when they make the trip to Tottenham on Saturday evening.
With Jurgen Klopp’s youngsters stealing the show in the Merseyside derby, the runaway leaders have marched through a whole calendar year unbeaten and open 2020 with what a 13-point buffer at the top of the table.
On the flip side, while Liverpool might find the mood in their camp at a continued high, Spurs have once again begun to show some real cause for concern and their top-four deficit appears to be increasing by the week.
Only managing to scrape an FA Cup replay against Championship outfit Middlesbrough last time out, new boss Jose Mourinho has seen his side win just one of their last five matches across all competitions.
Picking up a 2-1 win when the two sides faced off back in October and also snatching the Champions League title off of Spurs out in Madrid last summer, you might be interested to know that Liverpool can be found priced at 4/6 with Coral to leave North London with all three points this weekend.
Mourinho’s growing headache
After only managing to snatch a 1-1 draw off of Middlesbrough at the Riverside, new boss Jose Mourinho has quickly found himself come crashing out of his honeymoon period.
Showing the same issues that they had at the end of Mauricio Pochettino’s tenure, the former Chelsea boss saw his side hit with a 1-0 defeat away at scrappers Southampton on New Year’s Day.
Also only managing to leave Carrow Road with just a single point last month, the Lilywhites have won just a single matchup in their previous five attempts.
Once again seeing their top-four deficit extended to six points, last year’s Champions League finalists can be found priced as high as 4/1 with Paddy Power to end the season with another campaign in Europe’s top tournament.
Sadly for ‘The Special One’, Mourinho has also been hit with what can best be described as some devastating injury news.
Watching talisman Harry Kane limp off at St. Mary’s with what is a torn hamstring and ruled out until April, Spurs have also announced that midfielder Moussa Sissoko has undergone surgery on a knee injury and will be sidelined for three months.
Liverpool march on
Despite making a string of changes last weekend and handing several debuts out against what was a full-strength Everton, Liverpool’s youngsters picked up a 1-0 win at Anfield and the Reds have continued on what looks like a famous campaign.
Opening the New Year with a 13-point buffer over second-place Leicester, Jurgen Klopp’s men have their sights set on mounting a silverware sweep this season and also have a Champions League knockout tie against Atletico Madrid on the horizon.
Priced at 8/1 with Coral to become just the second Premier League side to go a whole campaign unbeaten, the former Borussia Dortmund boss has seen his side drop just two points all season.
There is no doubt that fans around Anfield will be most impressed by their side’s newfound resolve at the back.
The newly-crowned Club World champions have now recorded five clean sheets on the bounce across all competitions and have gone over 500 minutes without picking the ball out of their net.
Saturday’s guests can be found priced at 2/1 with Ladbrokes to record another clean sheet on the road this weekend.