By Gary Fulcher.
Liverpool host Tottenham on Tuesday evening – 7.45pm kick off UK time – with a place in the 5th round the reward for the victors. This will be the eighth meeting between the two sides in the competition, with Liverpool recording just two victories from the previous seven ties.
The first came in the 1982 final at Wembley with Liverpool recording a 3-1 victory in extra-time and in doing so, lifted the trophy for a second consecutive season. Our last victory came during the 2004/05 season at White Hart Lane, with a full strength Spurs side eliminated via a penalty shoot out (4-3) by a Liverpool side featuring the likes of David Raven, Zak Whitbread, Salif Diao, Darren Potter and Neil Mellor.
Aside from those two victories, Spurs have often came out on top in this competition, knocking out Liverpool in 1972 at the 5th round stage (drawing 1-1 at Anfield before winning the replay 3-1), winning 1-0 in round three at White Hart Lane in 1984, winning 3-1 at Anfield in round four in 1998 and most recently, recording a 4-2 win in 2008 at White Hart Lane in round four.
Liverpool’s record against Spurs in the League Cup:
|01.12.2004||Five||Tottenham||1-1||Liverpool||Liverpool won on penalties after extra-time|
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