How the Lucas Moura threat in behind can help Tottenham take down Liverpool

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Moura has pedigree as a goalscorer.

Liverpool travel to Wembley Stadium in the hope of maintaining their 100 per cent record this season and their place at the top of the Premier League standings.

Tottenham may have a thing or two to say about that though after their defeat to Watford last time out ended their own flawless start to the campaign.

Jurgen Klopp’s side has already been identified as the biggest threat to Manchester City’s crown but Spurs will present them with their biggest test yet this season.

Mauricio Pochettino came out on top in this fixture last season and below are some key tactics he may employ to emerge victorious again.

Read all about Liverpool’s key tactics here.

MOURA MOTORING FORWARD

The sight of Lucas Moura bursting past him will haunt Chris Smalling for some time to come. The Brazilian was electric in Tottenham’s 3-0 win over Manchester United at Old Trafford last month and can cause Liverpool problems as well.

A winger by trade, Moura has featured alongside Harry Kane in attack to great effect. The speed demon has actually been the furthest player forward for Spurs with the England skipper often dropping off, taking a defender with him, and allowing Moura to dart in behind.

Liverpool’s high-line should offer plenty of openings for the 26-year-old, especially with one of the full-backs usually adopting an advanced position.

Lucas Moura

Lucas Moura

DIER’S DEEP ROLE

The threat that Liverpool trio Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane possess is well-documented. That attacking triumvirate should keep Tottenham’s three-man central defence occupied.

However, the Reds have generated an added threat from midfield this season with the energetic Naby Keita enhancing operations in that department. Eric Dier will therefore need to be on his toes and support the back-line by perhaps taking up a deeper position.

He will have to be alert to Firmino’s tendency to drop off and receive the ball between the lines while also tracking runners from midfield, with Keita particularly looking dangerous in that regard.

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