Brendan's 100th Match At Spurs
Liverpool travel to White Hart Lane on Sunday as they prepare to face Pochettino's Spurs side. The Reds fell to a 3-1 defeat at the hands of Manchester City last Monday and will be looking to improve on mistakes made within that game.
Brendan Rodgers looks as though he is going to introduce Mario Balotelli straight into the starting XI after the Italian has impressed in training. I am so excited to see Balotelli play for us I just hope he can get off to a good start. Another positive for Liverpool is that Lallana should be available to play. The Reds though do have some injury issues in defence with Johnson, Skrtel, Moreno and Enrique all needing to be assessed.
For Spurs they are in a pretty strong position injury wise with just a doubt hanging over Roberto Saldado.
Rodgers has the extra incentive tomorrow of matching records set by Rafael Bentiez and the great Bill Shankly. If Brendan can get all three points he will have won 56 matches out of his first 100 at the club, a feat only beaten by Kenny Dalglish with 62.
The last time the two sides met was in March this year. Liverpool battered Spurs 4-0 at Anfield with an won goal and goals from Suarez, Coutinho and Henderson. The fixture at White Hart Lane earlier that season was also brilliant for Liverpool who put five goals past Spurs on that occasion, Luis Suarez also got a brace.
Despite that 5-0 win Liverpool don't actually have a very good record at Spurs and so it is bound to be a difficult game on Sunday.
- Liverpool have not kept a clean sheet in their last eight league games.
- If Spurs win this fixture it will be the first time they've won three on the trot at the start of the season since 09/10.
- Liverpool's match tomorrow marks Brendan Rodgers' 100th game in charge.
I asked you for your score predictions on Twitter and here are a few of the tweets I received:
@_TheLiverBird think we'll pinch it 3-2
— Craig Lowe (@CL_LFC) August 29, 2014
@LFCKirstyLFC Spurs away still a hard task, i'm going for 2-2 score.
— rully rangga (@rullyramone) August 29, 2014
@_theliverbird @Spursofficial 1 3 @lfc #ilemona88
— ILEMONA (@iLemona88) August 29, 2014
It's never an easy task going to Spurs and whilst I think we are capable of winning I can't see past a draw for this one. I'd love nothing more than for Balotelli to get on the score sheet but I also don't think that will happen tomorrow however I'm positive if he starts he will aid Daniel Sturridge's game immensely and I fancy Daniel to grab a goal tomorrow.
I'll probably pop a quid on a Balotelli score cast just in case haha!
Enjoy the match folks!