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Liverpool will look to keep the pressure on their title rivals Manchester City as they host Tottenham at Anfield in the Premier League

Liverpool will look to keep the pressure on their title rivals Manchester City as they host Tottenham at Anfield in the Premier League.

Jurgen Klopp’s side secured a ticket to the Champions League final after beaten Villarreal, while Antonio Conte’s defeated Leicester City.

Liverpool

It was a nervy night in Spain for Liverpool despite taking a healthy advantage to Villarreal.

A lightning start from Unai Emery’s team got his side back into the tie within three minutes, who then brought the game level after Francis Coquelin scored a towering header over Trent Alexander-Arnold.

The Reds persevered in the second half and – thanks to some poor goalkeeping from Rulli – turned the tie around after goals from Fabinho, Luis Diaz and Sadio Mane within 15 minutes to kill off the Yellow Submarines’ hopes.

Their attention turns to the Premier League where any small slip-up could prove costly as neither Liverpool nor Manchester City look like letting up on their impressive run of form. Victory would take them top temporarily, as Guardiola’s side take on Leeds on Sunday.

Tottenham

Spurs continue to chase London rivals Arsenal for the top four position, though defeat against Liverpool could all-but end their hopes.

Conte’s side have won five out of their last seven games in all competitions, with their most recent being a 3-1 win over Leicester. It was the usual suspects – Harry Kane and a brace from Heung-min Son – which secured all three points.

They are now two points adrift of Arsenal, who meet in the North London Derby next week which will decide the fate of both sides next season.

Team news

Jurgen Klopp only has Roberto Firmino out through injury, though the German may look to reshuffle his team as they prepare for a game every three days during the next two weeks.

As for Spurs, they are without Japhet Tanganga who will be out until next season while both Matt Doherty and Sergio Reguillon face a race against time to be fit in time for the season end.

Oliver Skipp is also out until next season after having surgery on his groin.

Liverpool vs Tottenham – kick off at 7:45pm (UK time) on Saturday 7th May 2022

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