Premier League Preview: Liverpool vs. Tottenham Hotspur

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  • Raheem Sterling is out injured for Liverpool
  • The Reds are unbeaten in eight league games (W5, D3)
  • Harry Kane has 11 goals in his last 14 appearances for Spurs

Tottenham Hotspur can move into the top-four with a win today, but travel to Anfield to face a Liverpool side that is on the longest unbeaten run in the Premier League.

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Spurs are coming off of a massive 2-1 win over Arsenal in the North London derby, thanks to a two-goal performance by none other than Harry Kane. The young Englishman has been scoring at a blistering pace for Tottenham, tallying 22 goals in all competitions, the most of any Premier League player. Since the start of 2015, Kane has scored seven times, also tops in the league.

Harry has been the man for Spurs all season long, and will be the main target today at Anfield. It’s going to be a tall order for Kane, as Liverpool has kept four consecutive clean sheets in the Premier League.

[ VIDEO: Brendan Rodgers previews Liverpool vs. Tottenham ]

Liverpool can move within a point of Tottenham with a win as the Reds will look to keep their strong run of form alive. Liverpool is also coming off of an emotional derby, theirs a 0-0 draw against Merseyside rivals Everton. The young Jordon Ibe returned from a loan spell with Derby County and put in a strong performance against the Toffees, so look for the 19-year-old to feature again today for Brendan Rodgers’ side.

What they’re saying

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers on his philosophy: “You need specialists and players who are brilliant in a position, for sure, but I like to have a small squad of players that are multi-functional, can understand the game tactically and allow me the flexibility to change systems freely in a game or at the beginning of a game.”

Jan Vertonghen on Spurs’ schedule: “It’s going to be a tough month – we did well to start it with a win. Liverpool will be a difficult game, they are a strong team who try to play from the back. We’ll have to try to play the same way as we did against Arsenal to take three points from Anfield.”

Prediction

Points are at a premium today, and Brendan Rodgers seems to have gotten Liverpool back on track. However, no one has been able to stop Harry Kane, and Tottenham’s savior steals a point for Spurs. Liverpool 1-1 Tottenham Hotspur.