Liverpool vs. Tottenham – Premier League
Venue: Anfield – Tuesday, 10th February – 20:00
Match Odds: Liverpool 17/20 – Draw 11/4 – Tottenham 16/5
Both played their fierce rivals in derbies this weekend as Spurs beat Arsenal 2-1 while the Reds had to settle for a point in a goalless draw at Everton.
Spurs will be looking to continue their winning form with what would be a crucial victory at Liverpool but the Reds will be desperate to get back to winning ways and close the four-point gap between them and the Lilywhites.
It’s worth noting that Liverpool have won the last four meetings between the two sides in the Premier League.
Liverpool’s home record in the Premier League: Played 12 – Won 5 – Drawn 5 – Lost 2
Liverpool could recall Daniel Sturridge to the starting lineup as he is now fit again and is their talisman. Brendan Rodgers could partner Sturridge with Raheem Sterling as the young star has been performing very well in recent weeks.
This Liverpool side needs their goalscorer back, as Steven Gerrard is top scorer with five this season, and Sturridge’s return could not come at a better time as he caused Spurs lots of problems earlier in the season.
Mauricio Pochettino’s Spurs side will be buoyed by the weekend’s result and with Harry Kane in seemingly unstoppable form they will go into this clash looking to take all three points.
Tottenham’s away record in the Premier League: Played 11 – Won 6 – Drawn 2 – Lost 3
There will be extra pressure on this young Spurs side as they lost the reverse fixture 3-0 back in August.
Liverpool are now unbeaten in their last eight Premier League games but Spurs have won three league games on the bounce.
Both Liverpool and Tottenham are playing their best football of the season and this should be an intense but entertaining game.
Liverpool’s last five in the Premier League: D/W/W/W/D
Tottenham’s last five in the Premier League: W/L/W/W/W
Key Stat: Liverpool have only conceded three Premier League goals since Boxing Day, scoring 12.
Key Player: Harry Kane – Sensational talent that has emerged from the Spurs academy. Talk of the nation and he lit up the North London derby at the weekend with two goals. When he plays well, Spurs win.
Score Prediction: Liverpool 1 – 1 Tottenham – Both sides are playing too well to lose this and a draw is the most likely outcome.