In-form Tottenham travel to Anfield to take on a Liverpool side with hopes of improving their hopes of securing a Champions League berth.
Venue Anfield, Sunday 4pm, Sky Sports 1
Last season Liverpool 0 Tottenham 0
Referee Michael Oliver
This season’s matches 17 Y44, R1, 2.65 cards per game
Subs from Jones, Gulacsi, Downing, Skrtel, Allen, Sterling, Shelvey, Wisdom, Coates, Suso, Robinson, Assaidi
Injured Kelly (knee, Mar), Flanagan (knee, Apr), Borini (shoulder, May)
Form guide WWLDDW
Disciplinary record Y40 R2
Leading scorer Suárez 21
Subs from Friedel, Naughton, Caulker, Gallas, Carroll, Lennon, Huddlestone, Livermore, Falqué, Dempsey, Adebayor
Doubtful Adebayor (knee), Lennon (hamstring), Dempsey (calf)
Injured Kaboul (knee, 23 Mar), Sandro (knee, Aug)
Form guide WWWWDD
Disciplinary record Y39 R2
Leading scorer Bale 16
Tottenham have won four of their last five games against Liverpool (W4, L1).
Spurs won 2-0 at Anfield in May 2011, but that is their only victory in their last 18 Premier League games away to Liverpool.
Liverpool’s last six league victories have seen them record a winning margin of at least three goals (3-0 twice, 4-0 twice and 5-0 twice), scoring 24 unanswered goals. In total, they have won eight matches by at least three goals this season – a league high.
The Reds have scored 22 Premier League goals in 2013, the highest tally in the top flight prior to this weekend.
Luis Suarez is the third different player to have scored at least 20 Premier League goals for Liverpool, following in the footsteps of Robbie Fowler and Fernando Torres.
Spurs are unbeaten in 12 league games, their longest run without defeat since a 14-match streak between November 1984 and March 1985.
They have won their last four league games, and have been beaten in only one of their previous 16 matches (W11, D4, L1).
Gareth Bale has scored seven times in Tottenham’s last five league games.
If the Welshman scores against Liverpool he will become the first Spurs player to net in six consecutive Premier League matches. The last Spurs player to manage that feat in the top flight was Garth Crooks between December 1984 and January 1985.
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