TOTTENHAM did the double over Liverpool last season but I expect Kenny Dalglish’s side to come out on top at White Hart Lane on Sunday.
It’s a big game as Spurs will be one of the clubs we will be fighting with to finish in the top four this season. They’ve had a disappointing start but they will come good. They’ve got too many quality players not to do well.
But with the injuries they have and the fact they are still trying to integrate a few new faces this is a good time to go there. Spurs had a decent win at Wolves but before that Manchester City and Manchester United beat them comfortably.
Spurs allow you to play and it will be a very different contest from the one at Stoke last weekend.
Man City created so many chances when they went to Spurs and with our movement and pace I think we’re going to have too much for them.
Spurs were by far the better side when the teams met at Anfield in May and deserved their victory. But Liverpool have progressed a lot and I’m not convinced Spurs are as strong as they were last season.
I think Liverpool will beat them and three points would be the perfect boost after a disappointing day at Stoke.
It was the best we’ve played there since they came into the Premier League. We stood up to Stoke physically, played our own game and created plenty of chances but didn’t take them.
The result was decided by a soft penalty. I understand there was some contact but it was minimal. These days it seems when there’s any contact players feel obliged to look for a penalty and that’s disappointing.
I understand why it was given but it was tough to take against a team which has such a robust approach to the game. If that’s a penalty then Stoke’s central defenders will be giving away 30 of them a game.
There was enough in the performance to still believe this will be a big season for Liverpool. We certainly won’t be the only top team to lose at Stoke.
If Liverpool hadn’t played well we would have been thinking ‘here we go again’ – tough away game and we didn’t stand up to them. But we did compete well and the defeat was harsh. Now we need to ensure we’re ruthless in the final third at Spurs.