Arsenal legend says Spurs have one advantage heading into Liverpool clash 

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Arsenal legend David Seaman has said the two-week break that Tottenham have had might give them an advantage heading into the game against Liverpool this evening. 

Spurs are set to take to the field for the first time today since their 3-0 win over Norwich City on December 5. 

Due to a Covid-19 outbreak, the North Londoners’ last two Premier League games have been postponed while their clash against Burnley was also called off two weeks ago due to heavy snowfall at Turf Moor. 

Conte has said that despite the elongated break, he has found it difficult to work on the tactical set-up in training with so many of his first-team players unavailable due to Covid. 

However, Seaman believes the Italian would have still used the time to get his ideas across to the squad and suggested that it could serve as an advantage heading into the clash at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

The former Arsenal goalkeeper said on the Seaman Says Podcast: “The other thing as well is, at Tottenham. If not a lot of the first-team have had covid, then they might have had a lot of rest. 

“Conte will have had a lot of time with them, getting his ideas into their heads.”

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The two-week rest might have proven beneficial for the Spurs players who did not test positive for Covid. However, I do not think Conte would have had more time to prepare for the game against Liverpool. 

Not only was the training ground closed for a few days but the Italian also had to train without a lot of first-team players in the squad. 

In addition, Spurs found out pretty late on that their matches against Brighton and Leicester would not go ahead. So, they would have prepared for both matches and only focussed on the Liverpool game from Friday.

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