Liverpool vs Tottenham: Premier League match preview

A look ahead to Tuesday’s Premier League clash at Anfield

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Tottenham travel to Anfield on Tuesday evening invigorated by a 2-1 north London derby win against Arsenal.

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Their opponents could only manage a goalless draw in the Merseyside derby against Everton, but Liverpool are now unbeaten in eight Premier League matches although they remain outside the top six.

A win against Spurs will be crucial for their aspirations of qualifying for Europe next season. Daniel Sturridge made an appearance for 35 minutes against Everton as his comeback from injury continues, and Brendan Rodgers’ favoured striker has timed his return well with a Europa League clash against Besiktas around the corner.

Rodgers will be focusing his attentions on how to shackle the in-form Spurs striker Harry Kane, who scored twice on Saturday. Kane now has 22 goals to his name this season and has been central to a run of four wins in five league games that has seen the club rise to fifth place and firmly into Champions League contention.

However, Liverpool will be encouraged by their superb recent record in this fixture, as they have scored 12 goals and conceded none in their last three matches against Spurs.

KICK-OFF: Tuesday, 8.00pm

PAST MEETINGS...

Tottenham 0 Liverpool 3 (Sterling, Gerrard, Moreno), Premier League, August 2014

Liverpool 4 (Kaboul og, Suarez, Coutinho, Henderson) Tottenham 0, Premier League, March 2014

Tottenham 0 Liverpool 5 (Suarez 2, Henderson, Flanagan, Sterling), Premier League, December 2013

STATS...

Liverpool have only lost one of their 20 Premier League home matches against Spurs, winning 13 and drawing six.

Spurs managed only one shot on target when they lost 3-0 to Liverpool at White Hart Lane earlier this season.

Harry Kane has scored 22 goals in all competitions this season – more than any other Premier League player.

Spurs have won 12 points from goals scored in the final 5 minutes of Premier League games this season; twice as many as any other side.

ODDS...

Liverpool to win: 1.8

Tottenham to win: 4.3

Draw: 3.7

TV: Live on BT Sport 1 at 8.00pm, highlights on BBC One at 10.45pm on Wednesday.

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