Things are not great right now for Tottenham Hotspur. Losses and subpar results continue to mount, and the latest injury (on top of plenty of other ailments) is to Harry Kane, who leaves the team without an obvious striker for the next few months. In some ways, this feels exactly like 12 months ago.
Of course, as ugly as last spring was at times, Spurs still did more than escape. While another top four finish and Champions League final appearance seem very unlikely, they did both happen last spring with the team in similar form to now. Hope can only do so much, though, so something needs to change on the pitch.
Saturday’s opponent is probably not who Tottenham wants to see given its current state of disarray. Liverpool has dominated the league this season and are 13 points clear of second place with a match in hand. Spurs have struggled against plenty of lower sides this year, and are even less productive against the big six.
The two clubs did play a close match at Anfield earlier this season, so maybe that could inspire some confidence. But with Tottenham’s defense continuing to struggle, facing one of the top attacks in Europa could lead to disaster. The honeymoon period is long gone for Jose Mourinho, and things could get even more sour this weekend.
How to Watch
Date: Saturday, January 11, 2020
Time: 12:30 p.m. ET, 5:30 p.m. BT
Location: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London, England
TV: NBC (USA), Sky (UK)
Streaming: NBC Sports Live (USA), Sky GO Extra (UK), fubo.tv (free trial)
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