Preview: Liverpool vs. Tottenham Hotspur

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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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City23202167175062
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd23155348163250
3Liverpool23138254282647
4Chelsea23145441162547
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs23135546212544
6Arsenal23116641301139
7Burnley239771920-134
8Leicester CityLeicester238783432231
9Everton2376102538-1327
10Watford2375113342-926
11West Ham UnitedWest Ham2367102941-1225
12Crystal Palace2367102133-1225
13Bournemouth2366112435-1124
14Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2366111939-2024
15Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2365122131-1023
16Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2358101729-1223
17Southampton2349102334-1121
18Stoke CityStoke2355132350-2720
19West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom23310101830-1219
20Swansea CitySwansea2345141435-2117
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