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Steven Gerrard
Steven Gerrard opens the scoring against Sunderland from a free kick.

Liverpool host Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield for the weekend Premier League fixture on Sunday.

Where to Watch Live

Kick-off is set for 4pm BST. Live coverage is on Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports 1 HD. Radio commentary of the game will be available on BBC Radio 5 Live. Catch the highlights of the game on Match of the Day 2 on BBC One and BBC One HD at 10:25pm BST.


Liverpool are on a seven-match winning run coming into this game and registered a nervous 2-1 victory against Sunderland at home in their last league fixture on Wednesday. Steven Gerrard put the home side in the lead through a free-kick and Daniel Sturridge doubled their advantage early in the second half with a curling effort from inside the box.

Ki Sung-Yueng pulled one back for the Black Cats from a corner after sloppy defending by the Reds. But Brendan Rodgers' side held on till the final whistle to go second in the league table with 68 points from 31 matches.

Meanwhile, Spurs bounced back to winning ways against Southampton in their previous league fixture last weekend to end their four matches winless run in all competitions.

The north London club were trailing 0-2 at White Hart Lane with Jay Rodriguez and Adam Lallana netting for the Saints. Christian Eriksen pulled one goal back for the hosts in the 31st minute and the Danish international went on to score the equaliser early in the second-half.

Christian Eriksen
Christian Eriksen hurries back after netting Spurs' equaliser and his second goal against Southampton. Reuters

The game seemed to be heading for a stalemate, but Gylfi Sigurdsson secured all three points for Tim Sherwood's side netting the winner with a long-range shot in injury time.

The result kept Spurs in the running for fourth spot and they are sixth in the table with 56 points from 31 matches, eight points behind fourth placed Arsenal, who have played 32 matches.

Saturday's results in the league hands Liverpool an incentive to gain a slight upper-hand in the title race and go top of the table on Sunday.

Chelsea's 1-0 defeat against lowly Crystal Palace prevented them from establishing a four point advantage over the Reds in the table, having played one match more than them so far.

Manchester City's 1-1 draw with Arsenal prevented Manuel Pellegrini's side from leapfrogging Liverpool to second place as they sit third with 67 points after playing 30 matches.

What Managers Say

Brendan Rodgers: "We need the fans to stay calm. I know when you want something so much, that's easier said than done. They haven't been in this position for a while. I can understand that sometimes there is that bit of trepidation and fear. The atmosphere at Anfield can be a real cauldron and now we really need our army of supporters to really get behind us."

Tim Sherwood: "We have to respect the fact that they have the best strike partnership in the Premier League for many a year. Suarez and Sturridge are scoring for fun, so we have to try and stop that and find a way to get at them. They are one point off the lead and you start believing you can win it. Hopefully we'll catch a more nervous Liverpool side on Sunday."

Team Form

Brendan Rodgers
Brendan Rodgers Reuters


  • Last Five (all competitions, most recent first): W W W W W
  • Last Result: Liverpool 2-1 Sunderland

Tottenham Hotspur

  • Last Five (all competitions, most recent first): W D L L L
  • Last Result: Tottenham Hotspur 3-2 Southampton

Team News


  • Injured: Jose Enrique (knee)
  • Doubtful: N/A
  • Suspended: N/A

Probable Lineup: Mignolet; Johnson, Skrtel, Agger, Flanagan; Henderson, Gerrard, Allen; Coutinho; Sturridge, Suarez

Tottenham Hotspur

  • Injured: Kyle Walker (pelvis), Erik Lamela (back), Etienne Capoue (ankle)
  • Doubtful: Emmanuel Adebayor (foot)
  • Suspended: N/A

Probable Lineup: Lloris; Naughton, Dawson, Vertonghen, Rose; Dembele, Bentaleb, Lennon, Sigurdsson, Eriksen; Soldado