After a 1-3 loss away to Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on Monday—a fixture that many Liverpool fans will have considered to be one of their toughest of the Premier League season—the Reds will look to respond with an improved performance at Tottenham Hotspur this Sunday.
Brendan Rodgers’ men were actually on the front foot on Monday night, before a combination of defensive errors—most notably new left-back Alberto Moreno’s hesitance to clear the ball—led to Stevan Jovetic’s opening goal, pinning Liverpool back for most of the second half.
Both Glen Johnson and Moreno suffered injuries in the closing stages of the game, while Martin Skrtel also looked in trouble. According to the Liverpool Echo, all three players will be assessed ahead of the trip to White Hart Lane, with the full-backs looking major doubts for Sunday.
As a result, Brendan Rodgers may need to field a new-look back four, and with Mario Balotelli’s signing, he may revert to a highly effective 4-1-2-1-2 formation—or a 4-4-2 diamond—to take on Mauricio Pochettino’s side.
Here’s how Liverpool might line up on Sunday.