talkSPORT’s Jason Cundy believes no Spurs player would get into the Reds team right now but talkSPORT.com has picked its own combined line-up
The pick of the games this weekend sees Tottenham take on Premier League leaders Liverpool.
It was due to be the first match at Spurs’ new stadium but the construction of the project has taken longer than expected meaning the game will now be played at Wembley much to the annoyance of the fans.
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Jurgen Klopp’s men go into the game as marginal favourites as they have won all four games so far this season, while Spurs looked very shaky after losing to Watford last time out in a game where they collapsed in the second-half.
talkSPORT host Jason Cundy echoed the views that the Reds were the favourites and even claimed none of the Spurs players who are available for Saturday lunchtime’s game would make it into the Liverpool side.
Spurs will have to play without two key players in Hugo Lloris and Dele Alli while Liverpool’s only injury concerns are Dejan Lovren and Adam Lallana.
While Cundy claimed he wouldn’t pick any Spurs players in a combined team, talkSPORT.com has decided there is room for FIVE of Pochettino’s men in this ultimate XI which you can see below.
As Lloris is injured, Alisson makes the cut for this line-up despite his dreadful mistake during Liverpool’s 2-1 victory over Leicester which saw the Brazilian gift the Foxes a goal. Fortunately for the Reds, it didn’t cost them the result.
Spurs usually play a back three with wing-backs but a four-man defence is the more suitable line-up for this team.
Kieran Trippier is slightly better than Trent Alexander-Arnold at right-back, while Andy Robertson has the edge on Ben Davies and Danny Rose.
However, Toby Alderwerield has to be at centre-back alongside Virgil van Dijk even though Joe Gomez has looked very competent for the Reds this season.
In midfield, James Milner and Mousa Dembele will hold the fort to allow the attacking players free reign to wreak havoc on their fictional opponents.
The Belgian offers a great deal of composure in the middle of the park while Milner would be the engine room and give plenty of protection to the defence.
In attack, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane would not be as advanced as they usually are but along with Lucas Moura they would make for an imposing three to play just off Harry Kane.
The England striker would not cope well playing in Roberto Firmino’s false nine role but any manager with Kane at their disposal would alter the system to include the Premier League’s most deadly striker in his best position.
Moura’s form this season should not go unnoticed either. He was named the Premier League’s Player of the Month for August and was the star of the show in Spurs’ 3-0 dismantling of Manchester United, so he deserves a place.