Preview: Liverpool vs. Tottenham Hotspur

Daniel Sturridge of Liverpool celebrates scoring the second goal with team-mate Jordan Henderson during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Sunderland at Anfield on March 26, 2014
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Sports Mole previews the Premier League encounter between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield.

Liverpool host Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday hoping to strengthen their pursuit of the Premier League title.

The Merseyside club have won five successive matches to move to within a point of leaders Chelsea, and regardless of results elsewhere, another victory at Anfield will keep the pressure on the Blues and Manchester City.

Manager Brendan Rodgers is unlikely to make any changes to the team that beat Sunderland on Wednesday evening.

Spurs head coach Tim Sherwood would have been relieved to see his side recover from a 2-0 deficit to record a 3-2 win over Southampton last weekend.

That result brought an end to four games without a win, but his team face a tough ask to keep just their second clean sheet in 11 games against an in-form Liverpool.

Striker Roberto Soldado put in an improved display last weekend but he could find himself back on the bench if Emmanuel Adebayor returns after a cut heel.

Recent form

Liverpool: LWWWWW

Tottenham Hotspur: WLLLDW

Possible starting lineups

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

Tottenham Hotspur: Lloris; Naughton, Rose, Kaboul, Vertonghen; Dembele, Lennon, Paulinho, Chadli, Eriksen; Adebayor

Sports Mole says: 3-1

Liverpool Manager Brendan Rodgers encourages his players during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Liverpool at Old Trafford on March 16, 2014
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