MATCH PREVIEW: Liverpool V Tottenham Hotspur
Liverpool welcome Spurs to Anfield on Tuesday evening and will be hoping they can produce a better performance after a rather dire Merseyside derby at the weekend. The game will surely have its focus placed on the English strikers of both sides with Harry Kane banging in the goals for Spurs and Daniel Sturridge having recently returned for Liverpool.
Injuries for Liverpool mean they are unable to call upon Lucas who injured his thigh in the Everton game. There is also a doubt hanging over Philippe Coutinho who picked up a knock in the same game. Positively for the Reds Adam Lallana could return to the side.
For Tottenham they are relatively strong squad wise and it is presumed that Pochettino will name the same side fielded in Spurs' Arsenal win at the weekend.
Liverpool are currently 7th in the league but have not lost a league game in their last eight. Spurs sit in 5th, four points ahead of the Reds and have won their last three league fixtures.
The last time the two sides met was in August last year. The match at White Hart Lane ended 3-0 with Sterling, Gerrard and Moreno all on the score sheet for Liverpool. Mario Balotelli played in that match... Remember him?! (Still clinging on to the hope he will reappear in the team).
The last meeting between the sides at Anfield ended even better for the Reds as Brendan Rodgers' side put four past Spurs in March 2014 with no reply.
- Gerrard has scored five goals in his last three league games on a Tuesday night.
- Spurs have only won one of their last eight away games in the league on a Tuesday night.
- Liverpool have only won four of their last 11 league games at Anfield.
I asked you for your score predictions and here are a few of the tweets I received:
@LFCKirstyLFC 2-0. Sturridge brace
— Saransh Gehlot (@saransh2703) February 9, 2015
— Mr_G (@Mr_G_YNWA) February 9, 2015
@LFCKirstyLFC 2-1. Raheem and Alberto.I'm actually feeling pretty negative about tomorrow and I think Spurs are going to beat us. Kane is definitely going to bag a goal whilst Liverpool will spend 60-70 minutes just hoping that Raheem Sterling can manage to find a bit of magic.
— Phil (@Phil_A01) February 9, 2015
Unless Sturridge starts the game I think we're already on the back foot. Very pessimistic today but there we go. Nevertheless I will probably still have my pound bet on Martin Skrtel to score haha!
Enjoy the match folks, wherever you are watching!