Can a Defensive Shake-Up Help Liverpool Overcome Huddersfield?
Former Huddersfield goalkeeper Danny Ward could start against his former employers in the Premier League on October 28 as Liverpool aim to improve their shaky defensive record this season. Many fans have called for the third choice stopper to replace the under-fire Simon Mignolet after a series of underwhelming performances from the Belgian. Jurgen Klopp looks set to make sweeping changes at the back as he aims to bring some form of defensive stability to his side.
The Reds have kept just a single clean sheet in their last five Premier League matches and come up against a side who are full of confidence. Huddersfield beat Manchester United 2-1 at the John Smith’s Stadium and have been priced at a tempting 13/4 with Ladbrokes to pick up at least a draw in this match.
Dejan Lovren was taken off after just half an hour at Wembley on October 22nd and appears very unlikely to feature at Anfield against the newly-promoted outfit. Many have speculated that the Croatian may have played his final game in a Liverpool shirt with Joe Gomez likely to move across and replace him.
Manchester United face Spurs in the early kick off at Old Trafford with Eric Bailly likely to return for the hosts which will provide a huge boost for Jose Mourinho’s men. Chelsea travel to face Eddie Howe’s Bournemouth in the late kick off with the Blues hoping to tighten up at the back after conceding twice to Watford on October 21.
Manchester City’s travel to the Hawthorns to face West Brom, Arsenal host Paul Clement’s Swansea at the Emirates whilst under-fire Mark Hughes must ensure his Stoke side don’t leave Vicarage Road empty-handed. Crystal Palace will be hoping to make it successive home wins when they host West Ham.
You can find details of all of the top Irish bookmakers here at BettingTop10, including Boylesports, who make Manchester United 5/4 favourites for this tie with Spurs priced at 23/10.