Match to be played on Sunday 30th March 2014 at 16:00. Venue: Anfield, Liverpool.
Liverpool host Tottenham Hotspur this weekend in second place and full of confidence.
Goals from captain Steven Gerrard and Daniel Sturridge were enough to help Brendan Rodgers’ side over the line against the Black Cats but they face another huge challenge in the shape of Tim Sherwood’s spurs.
Rodgers could make a couple of changes for the game. Here’s the side he might go with.
GK – Simon Mignolet
Mignolet is doing his chances of starting in Belgium’s World Cup team no harm at all. He’s been one of the best ‘keepers in the Premier League this season.
RB – Glen Johnson
Johnson has been effective on both sides of the defence this season and he should just keep Jon Flanagan confined to left-back.
CB – Martin Skrtel
Skrtel has been decent defensively and he’s been weighing in with important goals for the team. He’ll be one of the first names down on the team sheet.
CB – Mamadou Sakho
One change Rodgers might consider is bringing Sakho back into the side. He’s a good replacement for Daniel Agger and importantly he’ll be fresh, which should help some errors which have crept into the back four.
LB – Jon Flanagan
Liverpool would love Spurs to target Flanagan as a potential weakness. Sides have been targeting him all season and he’s responded superbly every time.
RM – Raheem Sterling
Sterling could come back into the side to try and exploit the left hand side of Tottenham’s team, which has been a weakness for the North Londoners in recent weeks.
CM – Jordan Henderson
Henderson is one of the most versatile midfielders Liverpool have available. He can cover any position whether he’s going forward or dropping off.
CM – Steven Gerrard
Liverpool’s captain will be full of confidence at the moment. He’s played well in a deeper role this season but is still more than capable of those brilliant bursts forward.
LM – Philippe Coutinho
Perhaps a bit harsh on Joe Allen but Coutinho has been in great form since returning to the team. He's a top class player, capabale of picking Spurs apart during this game with a superb array of passing.
ST – Daniel Sturridge
No English player has scored more goals than Sturridge this season and he’ll keep his place in attack, drifting over to the left occasionally but always looking to link up with Luis Suarez.
ST – Luis Suarez
Suarez will do what he does best and harass a Tottenham defence, which has been patched up in recent weeks. He could have a field day.