Andre Villas-Boas takes his men to Anfield as Tottenham Hotspur face Liverpool in the Premier League this weekend.
Where to Watch
Kick-off is set for 4pm GMT. Live coverage will be available on Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports 1 HD. Catch highlights of the game on BBC One and BBC One HD at 10.25pm GMT.
Brendan Rodgers' side enter this game after a 4-0 away win over Wigan Athletic last weekend, which saw Stewart Downing open the scoring before Luis Suarez scored a hat-trick. A victory against Roberto Martinez and his men has now seen the Reds take eighth in the Premier League with 42 points from 28 games. They trail Chelsea, in fourth, by 10 points and derby rivals Everton, in sixth, by three.
The Reds come into this game in brilliant goal-scoring form. They have managed 12 goals in the last three games played in all competitions. And, crucially, have conceded just the once. They will want to keep that run going as they look to mount a sustained late charge for European football next year. A win against the north London club would certainly keep those hopes alive.
Spurs enter this game after a brilliant 3-0 win over Inter Milan in a midweek Europa League match. The score, in the first leg of this knock-out round tie, virtually assures qualification to the next stage and extends the club's unbeaten streak to eight games; the run includes a 2-1 win over derby rivals Arsenal.
The visitors' recent form has seen them climb to third in the league with 54 points from 28 games. They trail Manchester City by five points and a win will see them close right up to Roberto Mancini's men, putting the pressure squarely on the defending champions. City do not play till next weekend, as they are still involved in the FA Cup.
- Last Five (all competitions, most recent first): W W W L L
- Last Result: Wigan Athletic 0 - 4 Liverpool
- Last Result (all competitions, most recent first): W W W D W
- Last Result: Tottenham Hotspur 3 - 0 Internazionale
Rodgers has been handed a major boost, with January signing Daniel Sturridge declared likely to start. Italian international Fabio Borini remains a long-term absentee. Uruguay striker Luis Suarez, the league's top goal scorer, will be the focal point of the home side's attack, with Sturridge joined by fellow January signing Philippe Coutinho and captain Steven Gerard in the central attacking roles. Lucas will retain his position in front of the back four, with Stewart Downing likely providing some width.
Probable Line-Up: Reina; Johnson, Carragher, Agger, Enrique; Downing, Lucas, Gerrard, Coutinho; Suarez, Sturridge
AVB has no new injury worries, apart from Brazilian Sandro and Tom Huddlestone (both knee). German international Lewis Holtby will probably be given a start as Spurs look to rotate ahead of next week's trip to Italy. Bale will definitely start though. Adebayor and Clint Dempsey may not have recovered fully but may be given places on the bench. Belgian midfielder Moussa Dembele will likely return.
Probable Line-Up: Lloris; Walker, Dawson, Vertonghen, Assou-Ekotto; Holtby, Dembele, Parker, Sigurdsson; Bale; Defoe
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