Liverpool FC – Tottenham Hotspur Preview: In-form Reds led by strike duo Suarez – Sturridge welcome Tim Sherwood’s men at Anfield aiming for eighth consecutive Premier League win.
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With Saturday’s result, where Chelsea have lost to Crystal Palace and Manchester City was held by Wenger’s Arsenal, Liverpool with a win over Tottenham can sit on the top of the Premier league table. To do so, Reds need to enter their eighth consecutive over Hotspur’s which they smashed back in December at White Hart Lane with even 5-0. Brendan Rodgers’ men have defeated at home Spurs last season with 3-2, meaning they have what it takes.
Currently the Reds sit on the 2nd having one point less than the league toppers Chelsea FC, and one point more than the 3rd Man City who have one two games less than Chelsea and one less than Liverpool FC. The Tottenham Spurs are on the sixth place currently having 56 points, one less than the fifth Everton 8 points less than the fourth Arsenal who have played one game more. This mean probably if Spurs lose today, their hopes to reach the 4th place which leads into Champions league are done, and the Europa league place is something on which they will need to turn they focus. It seems that we have a very interesting season, with a few teams in a hunt for the title and a few teams hunting other Europa competitions spots.
Spurs were 2-0 behind last round at home against Southampton, but they manage to grab a 3-2 win, while the Reds defeated Sunderland with 2-1. That the Hotspur will have a hard job at Anfield suggest their that fact that they have lost their last two top-flight games on the road, and failed to score a goal at least. On the other side Liverpool are doing just fine, and their home record is really an impressive one, as the Reds have grabbed 13 wins, lost once and drew once. Their attack is impressive also, as the Reds are the top goal scoring team in Premier league.
As for the injuries, Reds will be only without Jose Enrique (knee), while the Spurs can’t count on Kyle Walker (pelvis) and Erik Lamela (back). Emmanuel Adebayor (heel) is doubtful, but Mousa Dembele (knock) Vlad Chiriches (back) and Michael Dawson (hamstring) could return.
Team probable lineups
Liverpool : Mignolet – Johnson, Skrtel, Agger, Flanagan – Henderson, Gerrard, Allen – Coutinho – Suarez, Sturridge
Tottenham : Lloris – Naughton, Kaboul, Vertonghen, Rose – Sandro, Bentaleb – Lennon, Sigurdsson, Eriksen – Adebayor
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