LIVERPOOL vs TOTTENHAM
Anfield, Sunday, 4pm
THEY are playing some of the nicest football in the Premier League for their highly regarded young manager and they go in to Sunday’s humdinger as heavy favourites.
But I can’t quite work out why Liverpool are odds-on for Tottenham’s visit.
Spurs are a massive 3/1 with Star Sports and for all the recognition Brendan Rodgers and his side are attracting there is no doubting who is the real team of the moment.
The Gareth Bale-inspired north Londoners are on their longest unbeaten spell in the Premier League and their best run for 28 years.
Their last top flight defeat came three months and 13 matches ago at Goodison Park – and they had led that contest until stoppage time. It is their only loss in 16 league outings.
Liverpool come into this meeting on the crest of a wave after scoring nine without reply in wins over Swansea and Wigan in their last two games, but they have been defeated by Arsenal, Manchester United, Aston Villa and, most recently, West Brom at home.
They also lost 2-1 at White Hart Lane in November and haven’t beaten Spurs in five attempts, losing four of those.
Tottenham at 3/1 with Star Sports