Two of the English Premier League’s most vibrant teams will clash in the fourth round of the EFL Cup on Tuesday night when Tottenham Hotspur travel to Liverpool.
There are a lot of similarities between the sides, with a low average age to each having young and bold managers at the helm.
Liverpool are 3rd while Spurs are 5th in the Premier League table, separated by just one point which just goes to prove that this tie will be fiercely contested even if some key players are rested.
The Reds have been coming into their own as manager has firmly stamped his style onto them.
The ‘gegenpressing’ method is clearly working and for the moment there are no adverse affects on the Liverpool squad.
Jurgen Klopp has confirmed that he will be making changes from the side that beat West Brom on the weekend and he has a squad that will rise to the challenge no matter what.
Danny Ings, Simon Mignolet, Divock Origi, Lucas Leiva and Daniel Sturridge are the big names that are in contention for a starting spot.
Apart from the aforementioned seniors, there are a few youth prospects that will get a start as they look to make an impression on their German manager.
Captain Jordan Henderson is suspended for the tie but with no senior players that are injured, there are plenty of choices at Klopp’s disposal.
Spurs have cooled off after their stunning win over Manchester City, but are still the only unbeaten side in the League.
They play a similar style to Liverpool, as their Argentine manager believes in an all-field press, harrying their opposition into making mistakes.
Mauricio Pochettino like Klopp, has confirmed he will be making a host of changes to his side that drew with Bournemouth on the weekend.
Michel Vorm, Ben Davies, Kieran Trippier, Vincent Janssen are some of the senior players that are strong contenders to start on Tuesday night.
The Lilywhites have a good academy as well and a few of their brightest talents will be given an audition against Liverpool surely.
Moussa Sissoko has accepted a violent charge conduct by the FA, so the suspended midfielder will join the injured duo of Toby Alderweireld and Harry Kane on the sidelines.
Super Stat: Liverpool are unbeaten in eight previous meetings with Tottenham, having won their last five and drawn the remaining three. Their last loss came in a English Premier League fixture at White Hart Lane in 2012!