By Gary Fulcher.
Liverpool extended their un-beaten run in the Premier League to eight games (three wins, five draws) following the 0-0 draw at Swansea City last Sunday and that un-beaten sequence will be put to the test with the visit to White Hart Lane on Wednesday evening to face Andre Villas Boas’ Tottenham Hotspur, kick off 7.45pm UK time.
The corresponding fixture last season saw the Reds suffer a heavy 0-4 defeat. Luka Modric gave Spurs the lead after 7 mins before Martin Skrtel and Charlie Adam both received red cards with the score still 0-1. Jermain Defoe and Emmanuel Adebayor (scoring twice),then sealed an emphatic win for Tottenham.
Spurs enter this fixture on the back of a 3-1 win over West Ham United at White Hart Lane but have lost four of their last six Premier League games, including two defeats at the Lane against Chelsea (2-4) and Wigan (0-1). Liverpool have won just one of their six away games in the league this season; an emphatic 5-2 victory over Norwich City back in September.
Fabio Borini (foot), Martin Kelly (knee) and Lucas (thigh) are all ruled while Andre Wisdom (knee) is a doubt for Liverpool.
Scott Parker (Achilles), Benoit Assou-Ekotto (knee) and Younes Kaboul (knee) are all absent through injury for Tottenham while Emmanuel Adebayor is suspended.
Goalkeepers: Reina, Jones, Gulacsi
Defenders: Johnson, Wisdom, Flanagan, Skrtel, Agger, Coates, Carragher, Enrique, Robinson
Midfielders: Sahin, Gerrard (c), Allen, Henderson, Downing, Shelvey, Suso, Sterling, Assaidi, Cole
Strikers: Suarez, Yesil, Morgan
Goalkeepers: Gomes, Cudicini, Friedel, Lloris
Defenders: Vertonghen, Gallas (c), Naughton, Dawson, Walker, Caulker
Midfielders: Huddlestone, Lennon, Bale, Dembele, Sigurdsson, Falque, Livermore, Sandro, Townsend, Mason, Carroll
Strikers: Dempsey, Defoe
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