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Reds Search For Win At Spurs

Liverpool make the long journey down South tomorrow to face Harry Redknapp's Tottenham Hotspur. The London side got off the mark properly in their last league game against Wolves whilst Liverpool hit a stumbling block at Stoke.

Liverpool are without Glen Johnson for this one as his niggling hamstring injury appears to be back. Steven Gerrard was expected by some to feature tomorrow but it is perhaps more likely that Dalglish will ease him in, starting with the cup game against Brighton, i wouldn't be too surprised to see him on the bench though.

As for Tottenham, Ledley King who came back and was vital in the Wolves win is a possible doubt. So too are Gallas, Van Der Vaart and Lennon. Michael Dawson is also out but with a squad as big as Spurs, Harry shouldn't have too many problems choosing replacements for the missing faces.

We have to go back to 2008 to find a Liverpool win at White Hart Lane. The Reds won 2-0, Spurs in all three other occasions in the league at home t…

Liverpool's Winning Streak Comes To An End

A disgruntled Dalglish...
Spurs gave Liverpool a reality check yesterday at Anfield in a 2-0 defeat for the Reds. A slow start for Liverpool meant they never really got out of the blocks, with 5th place still not settled it was in Dalglish's interest to see his side to another victory, unfortunately Redknapp was also up for that last European spot.

It didn't take long for the away side to get on the score sheet. Just 8 minutes in and a corner for Tottenham caused problems in the box, a defensive header saw the ball not quite cleared and fall to Van Der Vaart. To be honest his goal was a great one and i don't think there was much we could have done about it. The defenders were focused on the incoming corner and perhaps reactions were slow once the ball was cleared but again, i highly doubt we could of prevented Van Der Vaart's effort.

The quick pace of the Spurs start appeared to catch Liverpool off guard. In recent games it's been the Reds supplying the tempo, it wa…

From Relegation Zone To Europe

The King signed permanently this week, here's to a wonderful three years!...
In a weekend of Eurovision madness can Liverpool tomorrow ensure Harry Redknapp's Spurs gain nul points after 90minutes of football? Three points for Liverpool would not only add to their fantastic form of late but it would also secure mathematically 5th place.

For Spurs it appears their plans and claims of breaking into, even winning the league by manager Harry Redknapp have been completely forgotten about. A decent run in the Champions League - fair play but have they had the consistency to back up their claims that they are in fact a top four side? No.

Liverpool claiming victory tomorrow will not only show our determination, even when faced with the somewhat hindrance of the Europa League but it will also prove to the media and maybe some deluded Spurs fans that just like us, they still have a lot to do.

Spurs are missing quite a few men for tomorrow's tie at Anfield. Doubtful is Wilson Palacios…

Difficult Task For Liverpool At Spurs

I'd bank on him netting or setting one up...
Liverpool travel to White Hart Lane on Sunday on the back of a convincing 3-0 win over fellow Londoners West Ham United. Arguably the victory isn't a worthy example of decent form but as proved against Chelsea this season the Reds don't necessarily need good form to be beating big teams.
Spurs are on the back of uplifting wins over Werder Bremen in the Champions League and a hard fought victory over bitter rivals Arsenal in the Premier League last weekend. With players such as Gareth Bale looking a stronger threat as each game goes by, Liverpool need to be on their toes for Sunday's fixture.
The Reds are without influential captain Steven Gerrard who we will sorely missed. Also still out is Daniel Agger. Jay Spearing is the latest to be added to the injury list after he cracked a bone above his ankle. Some good news though is the possible re-emergence of Joe Cole, Hodgson is hoping to reintroduce the winger in the clash with Sp…

Benitez Vs Redknapp

One can't put a foot wrong, loved by the footballing public wherever he goes and respected for his managerial record, the other is an outcast, mocked by the media, mocked by opposition fans and even disrespected by some of his own. So what makes Harry Redknapp so acceptable yet Benitez's record is not even enough for him to be supported in a season unfamiliar to his reign?
Harry Redknapp is no doubt (in general) a good manager, with times at Bournemouth, West Ham, Portsmouth, Southampton and now Spurs, his record is not all that bad.
His first key moment in his managerial career was when he took Bournemouth out of division three in the football league after securing promotion in the 86/87 season.
With West Ham he managed to turn them into a steady Premier League side and won the Intertoto Cup (Haha, remember that one?).
Again with his stints at Portsmouth, he was generally regarded as successful and on his second time out he won them the FA Cup and got them their highest ever lea…