Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool combined XI

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Tottenham Hotspur welcome Liverpool to White Hart Lane this weekend, and they will be looking to continue their unbeaten start to the new campaign.

Mauricio Pochettino's side have won one and drawn one out of their two games, whilst Liverpool have picked up three points thanks to their staggering 4-3 win against Arsenal during the opening day of the weekend.

However, that impressive away win was followed up with a shock 2-0 defeat at the hands of Burnley.


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The two sides played out two draws last season, with a goalless draw in London and a 1-1 draw at Anfield.

GK - Hugo Lloris - Tottenham Hotspur

The first slot in the combined XI goes to a Tottenham Hotspur player as Hugo Lloris edges out Simon Mignolet in between the sticks.

Lloris has become a pivotal part in Spurs' side over the past few years and is now the club captain, making 137 Premier League appearances in four years at White Hart Lane.

RB - Nathaniel Clyne - Liverpool

Separating Kyle Walker and Nathaniel Clyne is not an easy task, especially considering they are very similar players.

Both have pace in abundance and both love to attack. However, that can sometimes lead to both of them being out of position when opponents launch attacks.

Clyne's tendency to get assists for Liverpool put him just ahead of Walker on this occasion.

CB - Jan Vertonghen & Toby Alderweireld - Tottenham Hotspur

If it's not broke, don't fix it.

Spurs had the best defence in the Premier League last season and a lot of it was down to the centre-back pairing of Jan Vertonghen and Toby Alderweireld.

The two have formed a solid partnership in front of Lloris and are considerably stronger than Liverpool's options. The added factor that they played together during their days at Ajax and also play together regularly for Belgium means that they understand each other brilliantly.

LB - Danny Rose - Tottenham Hotspur

Well, we couldn't choose Alberto Moreno, could we?

The Spaniard comes under constant criticism from the Liverpool faithful and it's for good reason.

Danny Rose provides a much more reliable option and his attacking intentions are also valuable to any side.

CM - Dele Alli & Christian Eriksen - Tottenham Hotspur

Another Spurs pairing for the heart of the midfield.

Dele Alli has become a Premier League star following his breakthrough season at White Hart Lane, and despite having a relatively quiet European Championship, he's still a real talent and certainly one for the future.

Alli is joined in the centre of the park with teammate Christian Eriksen. Although he is an attack-minded player, he can sit in the midfield position and dictate play thanks to his ability to pass a ball across the pitch.

RM - Roberto Firmino - Liverpool

Despite having an ineffective opening few months at Anfield, Roberto Firmino came into his own during the latter stages of the season.

His ability in and around opponent's goals provide a constant danger and threat to rival defences.

Firmino netted 10 goals last season and also contributed with seven assists.

LM - Philippe Coutinho - Liverpool

Liverpool's brightest player.

Philippe Coutinho can turn a game in Liverpool's favour in the blink of an eye and his ability to score from out of nowhere is constantly a threat to opponents.

He has a reputation of scoring absolute crackers for the Reds, and his overall contribution to the side is massively important.

ST - Harry Kane & Daniel Sturridge - Tottenham & Liverpool

An all-English frontline as Harry Kane of Tottenham is joined up front by Daniel Sturridge of Liverpool.

Kane is one of the Premier League's most lethal strikers, proving that last season with 25 goals, and winning the Golden Boot in the process.

As for Sturridge, there is no questioning his ability, but there are constant questions over his fitness. If he can stay fit, he is one of the best finishers in the Premier League.

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