Can Liverpool End March On A High?
Liverpool welcome Tottenham Hotspur to Anfield on Sunday as they aim to collect a more convincing win after a somewhat nervy 90 minutes with Sunderland midweek. After confidently beating Spurs on their own turf, Brendan Rodgers will surely have faith in his side to seal the deal in the reverse fixture this weekend.
Liverpool are still in a strong position injury wise with just long term absentee Jose Enrique missing. Spurs on the other hand have a few injury worries with Adebayor and Dembele both being subject to late decisions and Capoue and Lamela out.
Tottenham are currently placed 6th in the league on 56 points. The London side have had a tough run in of games recently losing to both Chelsea and Arsenal on the trot but picking up a win against Southampton at White Hart Lane.
Liverpool are still sitting nicely in 2nd and as I write this there is a potential for us to go top tomorrow as Chelsea are having a bit of a mare (this surely can't last?!). No matter what happens in that game though, the challenge remains the same for Liverpool who need to keep the pressure on and collect three points. Liverpool haven't lost in their last 12 games and that loss came at the hands of Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
The last time the two sides met was of course the 5-0 win for Liverpool back in Decemeber, it was an emphatic performance for the Reds. The last visit to Anfield for Spurs also ended in a loss with Liverpool winning that game 3-2, Suarez, Downing and Gerrard were on the score sheet that day.
- Liverpool have only lost one game at home in all competitions so far this season.
- Spurs have not lost a game from a winning position so far this season.
- Liverpool have scored before half time in a record 21 games.
I asked you for your score predictions for this one on Twitter and here are a few of the tweets I received.
I'm strangely less nervous about this game than I was for the Sunderland one. I have no idea why but I feel more confident against the bigger teams I think they way they have to play enables us to fully punish them with our attack, something that didn't happen perfectly against the five strong defence of Sunderland.
However I am of course still nervous as this is a massive game, my punt for this one is 3-1 Liverpool.
Enjoy the match folks, wherever you are watching!