Alisson has told Liverpool’s official website that Tottenham Hotspur are a “tough rival” and has commented on their recent dismal form, which saw them win just one of the next seven games prior to the 5-0 victory over Red Star Belgrade.
The 27-year-old goalkeeper has returned to the Liverpool side after suffering a calf injury in the Reds’ first Premier League game of the season against Norwich City. He has since played against Manchester United and KRC Genk on Wednesday.
Liverpool remain unbeaten in the Premier League after nine league outings, winning the first eight but drawing the last outing against Manchester United at Old Trafford. On Sunday, they welcome Champions League finalists Spurs to Anfield.
Tottenham have struggled this season, with players wanting to leave the club affecting morale and performances on the pitch. But they beat Red Star Belgrade 5-0 on Tuesday night, and Alisson comments on Sunday’s opponents.
“It’s always good to play against a tough rival,” Alisson said. “Tottenham had a tough moment in the last five games but they proved their value in the last one, they proved their quality.
“We played against Red Star and we know how difficult it is. They did well, they won 5-0. It will be a good game for us, a good test. Now we need to rest and focus on that game 100 per cent.”
TBR’s view – Can Tottenham get something from Anfield?
Spurs have struggled of late but Tuesday night saw Mauricio Pochettino make a crucial change. Toby Alderweireld looks set to leave, while Danny Rose wants to. Also, Christian Eriksen is expected to walk through the exit door.
This season, all three have been used regularly but Pochettino chose to leave Alderweireld and Rose out of the side altogether, while Eriksen was left on the bench as an unused substitute.
Removing the players who want to leave from the Spurs side, and replacing them with players who want to play, will only benefit Tottenham. Tuesday night proved that.