Stats talk: A win for Liverpool over Tottenham will break EPL record
Stats talk: A win for Liverpool over Tottenham will break EPL record
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Stats talk: A win for Liverpool over Tottenham will break EPL record

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has hopes that his team will rise up to the occasion when they host Tottenham Hotspur.

Liverpool would go top again if they manage to beat the London side at Anfield but Klopp has called for strong character and attitude as the league halts to the end. A victory would give them their highest points total at this stage of a top-flight season.

"Their skills are important. Their attitude and character is important. But to believe in something makes it more likely to happen. The problem is Man City believe as well! One will be disappointed at the end of the season. We will try everything to make [the final day of the season] a big day for us." Klopp told BBC Sport.

Liverpool have only lost one of their last 13 league and cup games against Spurs, winning eight of those matches. Tottenham's only victory in their last 24 league games at Anfield came in May 2011, when Rafael van der Vaart and Luka Modric were on target.

Match facts

Liverpool

  • Liverpool have lost just one of eight league matches this season against the other sides in the top six, although four of those encounters have been drawn.
  • The Merseysiders are unbeaten in 36 Premier League home games, winning 26 and drawing 10.
  • If the Reds avoid defeat on Sunday they will set the joint-second longest unbeaten run at home in the competition's history, bettered only by Chelsea's 86-match sequence from 2004-2008.
  • Liverpool have conceded six goals in their five Premier League home games in 2019, as many as they had in their previous 17 at Anfield.
  • They have won the last four Premier League home fixtures in which they conceded the opening goal - the first side to do so since Chelsea (from 2013 to 2015).
  • Sadio Mane has scored in each of his past six league games at Anfield, netting eight goals in total.
  • Mohamed Salah has just one goal in his last 10 games and has failed to score in his last seven appearances, his longest drought since joining Liverpool.
  • Roberto Firmino has failed to net in eight of his past nine games for the Reds, although he scored twice against Burnley in his most recent match at Anfield.

Tottenham Hotspur

  • Spurs are without a victory in their last four Premier League games (D1, L3). It is seven years since they last went winless in five top-flight matches within a single season.
  • Mauricio Pochettino's side have lost five of their last six away matches in all competitions, conceding twice in each of those defeats.
  • They could lose four consecutive away league fixtures for the first time since December 2008 to January 2009 under Harry Redknapp.
  • Tottenham have lost five of their eight league games this season against the other sides in the top six (W2, D1, L5), keeping just one clean sheet.
  • Spurs have earned 33 points away from home this season - one shy of their Premier League record tally.
  • Harry Kane has 11 goals in his last 12 Tottenham appearances in all competitions, and he has scored in three of his four Premier League appearances at Anfield.

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