The 15th round of the 2022/23 Premier League season is about to be staged in another high-profile focus game, and Tottenham Hotspur, who had no choice but to damage Son Heung-min in the Champions League group stage earlier, will play at home against the ambitious” The Red Army” Liverpool, so Conte’s team will face a very big challenge to take all three points in this campaign.
Although they won the runner-up in the Premier League last season, Liverpool ‘s performance since the beginning of this season has not been as stable as fans expected. Currently, it ranks ninth in the standings with only 16 points, and has only won 2 wins and 3 in the past 5 rounds. With a negative result, they are still 15 points behind Arsenal, and the prospect of winning the championship is very bad. But Klopp’s side also urgently need to get back on track in order to continue their bid to qualify for the Champions League.
Hojbjerg and Bentancur could share Kane’s pressure
In addition, Tottenham Hotspur successfully advanced to the round of 16 after beating Marseille 2-1 in the Champions League group stage in midweek, but Conte’s team also attached a lot of price. South Korean star Son Heung-min was hit in the face by the opponent’s Mbemba while fighting for the top, resulting in Son Heung-min having to undergo surgery. According to the latest media reports, Son Heung-min still has the opportunity to participate in the Qatar World Cup this month after undergoing surgery.
It should be noted that Son Heung-min will definitely not be able to represent the team in this game. In addition, Kulusevski and Richarlison were also injured before, which made Tottenham hide their worries on the attacking line, so the task of scoring Most will fall on center Kane. However, Hoiberg and Bentancur have also performed well recently and can share the pressure on Kane on the offensive line.
For Liverpool, the Red Army unexpectedly lost to newly-promoted Nottingham Forest and Leeds United in the first two rounds of the league, leaving Klopp’s team in the top four in the standings. However, Liverpool defeated Serie A powerhouse Napoli 2-0 in the Champions League group stage in midweek, and the team’s confidence has also been improved a lot.