Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool will put their best Premier League streaks on the band back they aboveboard off in Saturday evening’s banderole action in North London.
The Lilywhites took a point abroad from the Emirates in a 2-2 draw with absinthian adversaries Arsenal aftermost weekend, while the Reds best afresh overcame Leicester City 3-1 in the EFL Cup.
Achieving a accomplishment that none of Antonio Conte, Jose Mourinho or Nuno Espirito Santo managed during their blighted spells in the Tottenham hotseat, Ange Postecoglou larboard adversary area accepting navigated Tottenham to a hard-earned point adjoin Arsenal, who alert took the advance through a Cristian Romero own ambition and Bukayo Saka penalty.
Romero’s second-half handball additionally able Arsenal the aboriginal second-half amends for Saka to convert, but his blushes were absolved on both occasions by Son Heung-min, who bagged a brace from a brace of James Maddison assists to end Spurs’ three-game accident band at the Emirates.
There was absolutely an aspect of luck to Tottenham’s draw, as a absorbed Jorginho was beggared of the brawl by Maddison for Son’s additional goal, but few could altercate that Postecoglou’s men adapted at atomic a allotment of the boodle in a about anarchic derby, one which additionally saw them advance their hot band of scoring at atomic alert in every Premier League bold beneath Postecoglou.
Only three antecedent Premier League managers had apparent their ancillary account alert in their aboriginal six amateur in allegation – Carlo Ancelotti, Pep Guardiola and Craig Shakespeare – but with Liverpool and Brighton & Hove Albion both prevailing aftermost weekend, Spurs accept slipped from additional to fourth in the rankings.
Owing to their penalty-shootout disappointment at Fulham, Tottenham did not accept to affair themselves with EFL Cup affairs over the accomplished few days, but while the continued recuperation aeon ability do them the apple of acceptable adjoin an in-form Liverpool, acceptance bristles goals in their aftermost three amateur will not.
In quintessential 2023-24 Liverpool fashion, the Reds subjected their admirers to an aboriginal faculty of doom and anguish afore axis the course in their favour, prevailing 3-1 for the fourth bold active back Leicester visited Anfield for the third annular of the EFL Cup on Wednesday.
With three account on the clock, Kostas Tsimikas was larboard in a heap, but the Foxes were accustomed to bomb advanced and drew aboriginal claret through Kasey McAteer, afore somehow accepting to the breach with their abrupt one-goal advance intact.
However, Cody Gakpo’s low strike, Dominik Szoboszlai’s arrow and a adorned Diogo Jota accomplishment closed yet addition come-from-behind celebration for Liverpool, who accept additionally baffled LASK Linz and Wolverhampton Wanderers in identical affairs back the all-embracing break, as able-bodied as advancing up trumps by the aforementioned scoreline in aftermost weekend’s Premier League action with West Ham United.
Revelling in a seven-game acceptable run beyond all tournaments, Liverpool accept dethroned Tottenham in the runners-up atom in the Premier League table – alone abaft the chaste Manchester City – and Jurgen Klopp’s ancillary biking south with an eight-game best run to assure in Premier League abroad matches, as able-bodied as a 19-game band after defeat overall.
Furthermore, Liverpool accept not been baffled by Spurs back a 4-1 pummelling in October 2017 – abyssal 12 consecutive accessories after defeat and accomplishing the bifold over the Lilywhites aftermost appellation – but this will be the Reds’ aboriginal aftertaste of the bouncing Tottenham Hotspur Stadium atmosphere with Postecoglou barking orders from the touchline.