Pochettino Haunted By Spurs' Abysmal Away Record Against Top Six

Liverpool take on Tottenham this weekend - but who will start? That's fairly shaky stuff, so we won't be backing Tottenham at [3.60].

City face Burnley on Saturday but then do not play again until hosting Leicester the following Saturday, their longest gap between games since the November global break.

The two sides are separated by just two points, with the Reds - who defeated Huddersfield Town 3-0 in midweek - in third and Spurs fifth. The Dane continues to make Spurs tick in attack, putting in a man-of-the-match performance in the 2-0 win over Manchester United on Wednesday. Sadio on an average day is still a fantastic player, that's the good news'.

The boss said: "I'm very happy with him but there will always be up and downs".

Attack may be the best form of defence for both these sides, and in Kane and Mohamed Salah, we'll see the league's top two scorers face off. "We don't have the time to wait until then, why should we?"

Mauricio Pochettino's side were dominant throughout that midweek win, netting after just 11 seconds through Christian Eriksen, and were unlucky not to add more to the scoreline. It's so important to have all the squad good, available and fit. "It wasn't a consistent season".

Liverpool's Adam Lallana in Action. I see that run continuing.

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino on Lucas Moura: "He was yesterday doing some tests with our sports science and medical staff".

Five players went on loan deals; Daniel Sturridge (West Brom), Jon Flanagan (Bolton), Lazar Markovic (Anderlecht), Harry Wilson (Hull City) & Oviemuno Ejaria (Sunderland).

Harry Winks is back in full training. The Ivorian played in the 4-1 victory in October, playing at left back instead of his favoured right back role and put in an impressive performance.

"Of course, we were against Manchester United, a great team, so to dominate and play and deserve the result, where we don't concede a goal and keep a clean sheet, the team deserves a lot of credit". 19 leagues goals is a start, while a further six assists proves the Egypt global has already justified his £34.3m summer fee from Roma a number of times over. Sunday's game could go a long way to showing us where Tottenham perceive themselves in the grand scheme of things. The fewest games needed by any player to register 20 Premier League goals for Liverpool was 27, achieved by Fernando Torres and Daniel Sturridge.

Both teams have the ability to score in bunches, but don't expect this one to be a high-scoring shootout.

So, under the Anfield lights, everything is in place for another classic between the two sides.

Mark Lawrenson has ruled out Liverpool FC exacting revenge on Tottenham Hotspur when the top-four contenders clash at Anfield on Sunday afternoon.

  • Rosalie Stanley