Premier League: Tottenham Hotspur v Liverpool match preview
A look ahead to this weekend's fixture at White Hart Lane
Friday 13 December 2013
Fifth placed Tottenham Hotspur have hit a good run of form as they look to take on second placed Liverpool in the Premier League on Sunday.
Spurs go into the fixture with three successive wins in all competitions under their belts. However Spurs have been inconsistent at home this season mustering only three wins in nine in the Premier League. In contrast Liverpool have been in fine home form this season, winning seven out of eight games, but they have only managed to win twice on the road in the Premier League so far.
Liverpool will be without Steven Gerrard and Daniel Sturridge due to injury, however Brendon Rodgers will be hoping that star striker, Luis Suarez continues his fine goal scoring run of form. The Uruguayan front man is currently the Premier Leagues top goal scorer, having netted 15 times for the Reds this season.
Roberto Soldado will be looking to regain his place in the side after netting his first hat trick for Spurs in Thursday’s Europa League tie against Russian outfit Anzhi Makhachkala. Danny Rose is set to make his Premier League return after a lengthy spell on the sidelines, whilst Jan Vertonghen and Younes Kaboul will not feature due to injury.
KICK-OFF: Sunday 16.00
PAST THREE MEETINGS
Liverpool 3 (Suarez, Downing, Gerrard) Tottenham 2(Vertonghen 2), Premier League, March 2013
Tottenham 2(Lennon, Bale) Liverpool 1(Bale OG), Premier League, November 2012
Liverpool 0 Tottenham 0, Premier League, February 2012
There have been nine own goals in Premier League matches between Tottenham and Liverpool, more than any other fixture.
Tottenham have taken more shots (253) than Liverpool (247) this season, but have scored 15 goals, less than half of Liverpool’s total of 34.
Luis Suarez has scored the same amount of PL goals as Tottenham this season.
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