Following the defeat against Stoke City, the Reds head down to White Hart Lane to take on Tottenham Hotspur. North London hasn’t been a happy hunting ground for us in the last few seasons however a victory at the Emirates has given us hope that we can bag another three points at the expense of Spurs.
As far as Spurs are concerned: In the match preview on the BBC Football website, the Beep did claim that Rafael van der Vaart might feature for Spurs however William Gallas and Aaron Lennon are out injured. Spurs however do possess a huge arsenal (no punn intended) of firepower with the likes of Emmanuel Adebayor, Luke Modric and Jermain Defoe. Of course they have the one who according to Sky Sports is the best player in the world, no one other than Gareth Bale who I am sure will give them good pace down the wing. Since ‘Arry Redknapp took over Spurs they have won five of the seven games that they have played against us.
Glen Johnson is out for about a month following another hamstring injury he suffered on Saturday. Steven Gerrard is not yet back while Fabio Aurelio and Martin Kelly fight feature. I think that Kenny will start with the same eleven that played against Stoke with Martin Kelly replacing Glen Johnson on the bench. An interesting stat (which am sure will give Jamie Carragher haters ammunition) is that Jamie has scored as many own goals against Spurs as he has league goals for Liverpool.
The referee for this game is Marc Jones, of course we remember him for the infamous “Beach Ball” incident which cost us three points against Sunderland three years ago. Jones didn’t stop the play when there was obviously a foreign object on the pitch.
Liverpool Predicted Lineup:
Pepe Reina, Jose Enrique, Martin Skrtel, Daniel Agger, Jamie Carragher, Lucas Leiva, Charlie Adam, Jordan Henderson, Stewart Downing, Dirk Kuyt, Luis Suarez
Doni, Sebastian Coates, Martin Kelly, Jay Spearing, Andy Carroll, Maxi Rodriguez, Craig Bellamy
Spurs Predicted Lineup:
Brad Friedel, Younes Kaboul, Ledley King, Kyle Walker, Benoit Assou-Ekotto, Niko Kranjcar, Scott Parker, Luka Modric, Gareth Bale, Jermain Defoe, Emmanuel Adebayor
Subs: Carlo Cudicini, Vedran Corluka, Sebastien Bassong, Tom Huddlestone, Andros Townsend, Steven Pienaar, Roman Pavlyuchenko
Kick off is at 1:30 PM and Reds in the US without cable or satellite will be happy to know that the game is live on FoxSoccer.tv. In the U.K. the game is live on Sky Sports 1.