Liverpool v Tottenham Hotspur tips: Back Reds to progress in EFL Cup tonight
The pick of tonight's EFL Cup matches sees Liverpool lock horns with Spurs at Anfield
October 25th, 2016
Liverpool made it through to the League Cup final last season only to be beaten at the final hurdle by Manchester City, however they will be confident of going one better in 2016/17. Who would bet against them? Going on current form we certainly wouldn’t with Jurgen Klopp instilling in the side a winning mentality which has seen them go nine games without defeat since their shock 2-0 defeat to Burnley over two months ago.
To say that the Reds are on tremendous form would be no real exaggeration and they have been clinical in this competition with eight goals scored without reply in their ties against Burton Albion and Derby County, Daniel Sturridge scoring a brace in the former match and Divock Origi managing two against Derby County in the last round. Spurs will certainly be a different kettle of fish, although Mauricio Pochettino’s side are fighting on three fronts with Champions League football adding to their pretty hectic schedule and the Spurs boss may perhaps see this tournament as a minor irritation.
Either way, the EFL Cup presents both sides with a chance to add much-needed silverware to the trophy cupboard and we will see two near-full strength sides face each other at Anfield tonight. Spurs have Champions League football to worry about however and Pochettino may opt to rest some first-team regulars with the result that Liverpool may possess the edge.
Add to that the fact that this tie is being played at Anfield and we have all the makings of a home win tonight. We haven’t witnessed a more consistent Liverpool side for many a season and there is no reason to believe that things will be any different this evening. It won’t be a stroll in the park for the hosts and we wouldn’t be surprised in the slightest should Spurs get themselves onto the scoresheet at some point, however a home win it looks set to be and the Reds will be a step further to EFL Cup glory when the final whistle sounds this evening.