Anfield is the venue for a key Premier League clash under the lights this evening.
Both Liverpool and Tottenham are hunting for victory as they look to achieve their respective goals during a busy top-flight run-in.
Another win for the Reds on Merseyside would see them leapfrog Manchester City once again by two points at the summit, piling the pressure on Pep Guardiola and Co ahead of their meeting with Newcastle tomorrow.
Jurgen Klopp’s quadruple-chasers will be high on confidence after reaching their third Champions League final in three seasons in midweek, while they also face Chelsea in the FA Cup showpiece at Wembley next weekend.
Liverpool have lost only one of their last 18 matches against Tottenham, who ended a run of seven straight losses against them in a 2-2 draw in December and have not triumphed on this ground since 2011.
But Antonio Conte’s Spurs will be desperate to end that hoodoo this evening and go above Arsenal in the fierce battle for fourth place, with their resurgent north London rivals hosting struggling Leeds at the Emirates on Sunday.
The stakes are high and the atmosphere is sure to be electric for what could be a cracking occasion on Merseyside.
Follow Liverpool vs Tottenham LIVE with Standard Sport’s blog below, featuring expert analysis from Dan Kilpatrick at Anfield!
17 mins: Kulusevski and Royal are on the same side of the pitch as Conte, and they’re certainly getting their fair share of instructions.
No chance of them getting away with a lack of work-rate this half…
14 mins: Problem for Tottenham as Kulusevski goes down. Got slightly caught by Thiago a couple of minutes ago.
He looks in a fair bit of pain, but he’s back up now. Should be fine to continue, medical staff have worked wonders.
13 mins: Brilliant block from Henderson, who has to throw himself in the way of a Kane shot inside the box.
Spurs enjoying a really good spell here, really do need to make the most of these moments.
12 mins: Mane plays Salah in on the right, he cuts inside and looks to bend the shot. Deflected behind for a corner.
Robertson over to take it – Dier up well to flick it away. Alexander-Arnold puts it back in, this time Romero is the man to clear the danger.
10 mins: Spurs starting to see a bit more of the ball, after getting through that early Liverpool storm.
Hosts have responded by sitting off slightly too, allowing Dier and Romero to have it. Comes forward to Royal on the right, whips a good cross in. Kane can’t quite get up enough.
Dan Kilpatrick at Anfield
The pattern of the game is already set, with Liverpool dominating possession and Spurs looking for opportunities to counter.
And they got one just then, Bentancur shooting straight at Alisson. Spurs will have to make those kind of chances count to take anything here.
7 mins: That’s the gameplan!
First Spurs attack and it’s a dangerous one as they counter quickly. Kane plays a brilliant low cross in towards Son, Alisson parries away. Comes out to Bentancur, goes for goal from just outside the box… easy save.
Offside flag then goes up.
6 mins: Spurs sitting deep, solid five at the back. Kulusevski and Son right back too, just in front of the wing-backs. Kane a lonely figure up front – well, about ten yards in front of the midfield.
Konate and Van Dijk are going to be seeing a lot of the ball tonight.
3 mins: Salah lays the ball off for Mane and he has space to drive into.
Opens up for him 30 yards out, tries his luck from distance. Catches it sweetly but straight at Lloris.
2 mins: Spurs hanging on early on!
Robertson and Diaz causing problems on the left already, with Bentancur caught on the ball.
Alexander-Arnold clips the cross in, Robertson heads it back across goal… Mane can’t connect with the acrobatic effort.