Liverpool and Spurs come together for their second meeting of the season in a round of 16 EFL Cup clash at Anfield. 

Jordan Henderson will miss the game tonight after he picked up his fifth yellow card of the season against West Brom on Saturday. The Liverpool captain, in his column in This is Anfield, spoke about how he is ‘gutted’ to miss the game but that the team’s quality in depth will cover his absence.

“Unfortunately I’ll be watching tonight and not contributing because of suspension. I won’t dwell on the topic except to say I’m disappointed in myself that I’ve picked up five bookings so quickly in the season and it’ll be something I look to learn from and address. I know the strength of the squad is such that the team will be strong, whichever eleven the manager starts with, but I’m gutted I’m not in contention to play.”

Henderson has been in fine form this season and it is reminiscent of the quality he displayed in the 2013/14 season when Liverpool almost won the league. Although, Henderson now has the added responsibility of being captain and he is beginning to show that he is capable of carrying the burden without buckling.

Before saying how bleak he is to miss tonight’s game, Hendo mentioned that Liverpool is intent on making it back to the final of the tournament that they lost in the final on penalties to Manchester City last season.

Liverpool will be raring to go and, considering that the Reds have scored the joint-highest number of goals in the Premier League, Spurs tight defence will be tested tonight. As has been the case in recent games between Liverpool and Tottenham, tonight should be a cracker.

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