Roberto Firmino is set to lead the attack when Liverpool take on Tottenham at Wembley in a mouth-watering Premier League clash.
Brazil ace Firmino has been on duty with the Samba stars and only arrived back on Merseyside on Thursday — but Kop boss Jurgen Klopp is ready to allow him to spearhead the forward line as the Reds look to stay top of the top flight against Mauricio Pochettino’s men.
And while Klopp will fancy his outfit’s chances to collect three points from the game, punters having a flutter on the visitors to win could easily be forgiven for looking to Coral cash out if they were in front. The Coral cash out service is available for pre-match or in-play single and multiple bets and for tomorrow’s match Liverpool are down as favourites to come out ahead.
Although Harry Kane has returned from World Cup duty with England and struggled to replicate the kind of form that made him such a hotshot last term, you can never underestimate the England forward or indeed Spurs. Still those in favour of Mohamad Salah can place a promising bet on him to score anytime during the game (7/5 with Unibet) while backing up Liverpool to win.
As well as news of Firminho, Klopp — speaking at a press conference ahead of the match — has revealed his thoughts at the power of the home side and he looks to last season’s games against them (the Reds drew 2-2 at home and lost 4-1 on the road) to form his opinion.
The German coach, who was given the job at Anfield in 2015 on an initial three-year deal (Klopp and his coaching staff subsequently signed six-year extensions to their deals keeping them at the club until 2022), also says he is weighing up returns to action for Adam Lallana and Dejan Lovren.
And he said of the defeat to Tottenham at Wembley last time of asking:
“It was a very difficult game for us because we made two very big mistakes around their first two goals. It is this kind of game which can develop in this direction. We had one or two of these games, like City away where we lost Sadio Mane and then the game.
“We had our moments, but I think it was after we won 7-0 at Maribor, we came there and we were not used to winning that high then coming to Tottenham and having to play completely different.
“It was a of a wake-up call to be honest but it was more a wake-up for the players, that we cannot do it like this. After that we had pretty good results and I don’t think we conceded a lot of goals.
“Yes, we learned, the experience was that one game can be completely different to another. But on the other side we still knew we had a good team. It was the moment where we could show that we are really convinced about what we are doing, we just had to do it more often and in a better way.”
Meanwhile, with Lovren edging closer to a comeback, Klopp says he expects him to fulfil his potential:
“I was never in doubt about Dejan, but in the past what people would say about him was that his consistency was not at the highest level perhaps. It was very good and then not that good.
“In this perspective it was a very important game for him. He was not very good in that game but I could have changed five or six other players as well. He didn’t like it obviously but it did help our relationship as well.”
“It was one situation, and if I would judge a player because of 20 minutes in his life then I wouldn’t know any player. We all have our 20 minutes I would say.
“He still has my 100 per cent support. But unfortunately, he is not fit at the moment, but it’s all good. He will be back I am sure in a very intense period.”