It’s no secret that Tottenham Hotspur don’t exactly post a particularly strong
record against Liverpool, especially in recent times. In fact, Spurs have beaten the Reds just once in the last 23 meetings between the two teams across all competitions.
With the two sides set to clash on September 30, and fans eagerly examining the Spurs Liverpool betting odds, supporters of the North London club will be keen to see their side right a few wrongs when it comes to matches against Liverpool.
With Ange Postecoglou coming into the club and overseeing such a strong start to the Premier League season, there’s every reason for Tottenham fans to be optimistic. The Australian has been a breath of fresh air, just what Tottenham needed after a period of chopping and changing managers who were never a good fit for the club culturally.
Postecoglou has brought a strong personality to the dugout at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. He has got the team playing some attractive football, and more importantly, getting results too.
The big test this season will be whether Spurs can get results against the top teams in the Premier League, of which Liverpool are one. Jurgen Klopp’s side have made a fine start to the campaign themselves, and are looking to get back to the level they reached when winning all those trophies, including their 2-0 win over Tottenham in the 2019 Champions League final.
Liverpool have navigated some tricky away fixtures already this season, not least against Newcastle United, where despite being a goal and a man down, they found a way to win. Add that to the recent away win over Wolverhampton Wanderers, where Klopp’s side again came from a goal down at half-time to win, and Liverpool are enjoying life on the road so far.
But if there’s a reason for Spurs fans to be optimistic ahead of the match, it’s the way they handled the game against Manchester United in the second week of the campaign. Granted, Erik ten Hag’s side weren’t in particularly good form, but it was still a great example of Tottenham making their dominance count at home against a top Premier League club.
Liverpool will be a different challenge, but if Tottenham can get on top early and cause them problems, there’s no reason why they couldn’t topple Klopp’s Reds.
There’s no doubting that Spurs are in a period of transition under Postecoglou, and that it won’t all be sunshine and roses this season. After all, they lost captain and goalscoring talisman Harry Kane in the summer transfer window, and that will take its toll sooner or later. Indeed, the fact that Spurs needed two late goals to turn the game on its head against Sheffield United recently suggests that they may struggle at times, and Klopp will be aiming to exploit that.
But there is newfound belief amongst Tottenham’s supporters this season, and if Postecoglou could mastermind a first win over Liverpool in six years, it would be a real sign of Spurs’ improvement under the Aussie.