Mauricio Pochettino and Jurgen Klopp both come from similar schools of tactics: both employ pressing midfield and try to win the ball back quickly and hit on counters. But Tottenham have had the added benefit of an extra year with their manager to refine their tactics, while you get the impression that the Liverpool players are still trying to figure out the nuances of their new manager's style. Liverpool are a club with lots of potential, but haven't clicked like Tottenham.
So what happens when two pressing teams try to press each other? The first time these two clubs met, Klopp's first match in charge of the Reds, it resulted in a lot of running but not very much good football, and the match ended in a scoreless draw. Something tells me that won't happen this time. Tottenham are desperate for a win to put the pressure on league leaders Leicester City in their tie against Southampton tomorrow. Spurs will put out a first choice lineup today, but Liverpool may not, pending injuries and rotation ahead of their Europa League match against Dortmund on Thursday.
Anything less than three points today from Tottenham will be considered a disappointment, but this will be anything but easy, especially at Anfield, a ground where Spurs have been notoriously poor in recent seasons.
How to Watch
Date/time: Saturday, April 2, 2016, 5:30 p.m.. (UK), 12:30 p.m. ET (USA)
Venue: Anfield, Liverpool, UK
Official: Jonathan Moss
TV: NBC (USA), Sky Sports 1 (UK), Sportsnet One (Canada), Fox Sports 3 (Australia), other listings at livesoccertv.com
Streaming: NBC Sports Live Extra (USA)
Radio: Audio streamed at tottenhamhotspur.com, also BBC Radio London and TalkSport
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