Jurgen Klopp
Jurgen Klopp replaced Brendan Rodgers at Liverpool last OctoberGetty

Liverpool host Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League on 2 April and both teams will look to take full points from the fixture. The Reds know that three points here will keep them in the running for a top four spot and close the gap on Manchester City to only four points while Tottenham have to win to keep the pressure on Leicester City, who are five points ahead.

Where to watch live

Kick-off is set for 5.30pm GMT. Live coverage of the game is available on Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports 1 HD.

Overview

Liverpool come into the fixture having gone two goals up in the first half against Southampton, but lost the game owing to some lax defending by Jurgen Klopp's men. The result has come as a massive setback following their brilliant performance against Manchester united over two legs in the Europa League, where they have progressed into the quarter-finals to face Borussia Dortmund.

However, a top four spot is still on the agenda, especially with Liverpool having a game in hand over their nearest rivals. A win here will be a massive boost for the Reds, with both teams having ended the reverse fixture with a tame draw,

Meanwhile, Tottenham have a run of three important games coming up, which can decide the fate of their season. With a top four spot all but wrapped up, Spurs are now challenging for the title and will be looking to capitalise on any slip-up by Leicester City in the remaining seven games.

Mauricio Pochettino has built a young team which has shown what they are capable of in the international break, with Harry Kane and Eric Dier both getting on the scoresheet against Germany in a historic 3-2 win for the Three Lions in a friendly in Berlin. However, any slip-up now will be fatal in their title challenge, especially with Arsenal only six points behind, with a game in hand.

What managers say

Jurgen Klopp: "I like stories like this (spurs) but I like the Leicester story too. I know things like this are possible. I don't want to make pressure on Tottenham but this is a pretty good year to become champion. We will see who handles the pressure better. It's only a few games, but each point and each game is much more important now. It's a big pressure, positive pressure. They are in the race and always fight to the last minute. And if Arsenal have enough points in the end then they will deserve it as well. No one can think of the end before the final whistle. Hopefully in future we can be a part of it."

Mauricio Pochettino: "For me, at the moment we compete with different teams -- not only Leicester, but Arsenal, Manchester City, (Manchester) United, West Ham and Southampton have the possibility (to win the title). It's mathematically possible. Seven games is a lot of points. You never know in football. We need to be focused in every game. It's not just a race between Leicester City and us."

Betting odds (betfair)

  • Liverpool win: 6/4
  • Draw: 12/5
  • Tottenham win: 19/10

Team news

Liverpool

Possible XI: Mignolet; Flanagan, Lovren, Sakho, Moreno; Milner, Henderson, Can; Lallana, Coutinho, Sturridge.

Tottenham

Possible XI: Lloris; Walker, Alderweireld, Wimmer, Rose; Dembele, Dier, Lamela, Eriksen, Alli; Kane.