Tottenham boast sends fans into Twitter frenzy ahead of Liverpool showdown
By Emma Sanders
Tottenham’s official Twitter account boasted about the team’s League Cup record against Tuesday opponents Liverpool – but fans claimed the club were jinxing the match.
Spurs travel to Anfield on Tuesday evening to take on Premier League rivals Liverpool in the EFL Cup competition with a place in the quarter-finals up for grabs.
The last time the two sides met in the competition in November 2008, it ended in a 4-2 victory to the Londoners at White Hart Lane in the fourth round
However, the club tweeted a statistic on Tuesday lunch-time which revealed they had never lost against Liverpool during 90 minutes of League Cup action.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) October 25, 2016
The two sides have faced off against each other on seven occasions during the competition, with Spurs claiming five victories, 0 loses and two draws against the Reds.
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Both clubs are expected to make a number of changes to the starting XIs which featured in the Premier League for Liverpool and Tottenham on the weekend.
Marcus Edwards, Josh Onomah are just two of the academy stars who could feature for Mauricio Pochettino’s side.
Spurs could also welcome the return of Toby Alderweireld, though he is likely to make his comeback against Leicester on the weekend according to the Evening Standard, and Harry Kane is still unlikely to appear.
Tottenham will be hoping for a win though but after tweeting that incredible statistic, fans are worried they have jinxed the result.
Here is a selection of the messages on Twitter:
No good can come from this.
— The Spurs Brain (@TheSpursBrain) October 25, 2016
when will you learn !!!
— Ian Martin (@Ianmartin_gc8) October 25, 2016
Why do you do this? Why?
— Eric (@EricYid) October 25, 2016
Liverpool win now incoming
— Jayy (@JamieDaavis) October 25, 2016
did you really have to tweet that ????
— sunny (@SunnyYid) October 25, 2016
why are you tempting fate???
— Sam Ingram (@MayTheFoyth) October 25, 2016
Like this couldn't wait 24 hours…?
— Andy Watson (@AndyPW68) October 25, 2016