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Tottenham vs Liverpool starting line-ups: No Sturridge despite mid-week goals while Spurs drop summer signing

Liverpool take on Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane in the early kick off on Saturday and Jurgen Klopp has made changes to his starting line-up.

The Reds secured a comprehensive 5-0 win over Burton Albion in the EFL Cup in mid-week, with Daniel Sturridge coming off the bench to score twice.

However, it wasn’t enough from the England international to convince Klopp to restore him to the starting line-up for the trip to north London.

Roberto Firmino is set to play through the middle, flanked by Sadio Mane and Philippe Coutinho either side of him with the latter recovering from an injury issue.

Georginio Wijnaldum joins Jordan Henderson and Adam Lallana in the three-man midfield, while Joel Matip starts in central defence as James Milner continues at left-back with Alberto Moreno remaining out of favour.

As for the hosts, Vincent Janssen is on the bench as Mauricio Pochettino goes with Harry Kane as his lone striker, while Dele Alli returns to the starting line-up to join Eric Dier, Victor Wanyama, Christian Eriksen and Erik Lamela in midfield.

Michel Vorm continues to deputise for the injured Hugo Lloris, with Spurs hoping to pick up their second win in three games as they look to continue to make a solid start to the new campaign.

Meanwhile, Liverpool will be desperate to pick up from where they left off in cup action as they hope to bounce back from last weekend’s defeat away at Burnley with some early pressure on Klopp to show that his side are making real progress.

Tottenham XI: Vorm, Walker, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Rose; Dier, Wanyama, Eriksen, Alli, Lamela; Kane.

Liverpool XI: Mignolet, Clyne, Lovren, Matip, Milner, Henderson, Wijnaldum, Lallana, Mane, Firmino, Coutinho.

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