Tottenham vs Liverpool: Pochettino to make rare Spurs decision?

Tottenham Hotspur started a run of high-profile fixtures in style on Wednesday night, beating Manchester United 2-0 in a dominant display at Wembley.

With the focus now shifting to Sunday’s clash against Liverpool at Anfield, Mauricio Pochettino’s team selection for Spurs will be interesting viewing.

While the North London Derby and a Champions League clash against Juventus hover on the horizon, Tottenham must play to win at Liverpool – a result that would move the club into the Premier League top four.

Although Pochettino very rarely fields the same Spurs team two matches in a row, there is a real argument to suggest that he should at Anfield.

Despite the exertions of the United win taking their toll physically, Tottenham will be on a high and will want to build on the victory.

From an availability perspective, the likes of Toby Alderweireld, Lucas Moura and Danny Rose are surely not being considered to play given their lack of match fitness.

Harry Winks and Serge Aurier have returned to first-team training after injuries but again it would be a stern reintroduction to the starting XI for either.

While the inclusion of Victor Wanyama in the Tottenham midfield may well be a consideration, dropping or moving Eric Dier could disrupt the team.

Given the potency Spurs played with in midweek, selecting the same side that outfought and outplayed United could well be in Pochettino’s thinking for the trip to Merseyside.

Predicted Tottenham starting XI vs Liverpool (4-2-3-1): Lloris; Trippier, Sanchez, Vertonghen, Davies; Dembele, Dier; Eriksen, Alli, Son; Kane