Predicted Tottenham Hotspur XI to play Liverpool - same as QPR?

Match to be played on Sunday 31st August 2014 at 13:30. Venue: White Hart Lane, London.

Tottenham face Liverpool in Sunday's lunchtime kick-off in what promises to be the toughest test of Mauricio Pochettino's reign so far.

However, four wins from four in all competitions means that his side will go into the game with great confidence, and there is the incentive of remaining top of the Premier League table going into the international break - even if it is only the early stages of the season.

We've had a guess at the starting XI that Pochettino will sent out to face last season's runners-up:

GK - Hugo Lloris

First name on the team sheet, literally, so a nailed on starter. The Frenchman will go looking for his fourth clean sheet in five games.

RB - Eric Dier

Though he started the season at centre-back against West Ham, he filled in well at right-back when they went down to 10 men, and started the win against QPR there. Kyle Naughton comes back into contention after suspension but he played in the Europa League win over Limassol, and Pochettino may opt for fresher legs at right-back.

CB - Younes Kaboul

One of few players who played in last night's Europa League game who may be in line to start against Liverpool. Kaboul has captained the side in the opening two league fixtures so far this season.

CB - Jan Vertonghen

Came back into the side against Queens Park Rangers and will be well rested ahead of this weekends game. It may be a surprise if he doesn't start. 

LB - Danny Rose

Called up to the England squad this week for his impressive form of late, Rose is sure to start ahead of Ben Davies.

DM - Etienne Capoue

Having played the first two league games in a deeper role, the chances are he will continue this weekend as he tries to deal with Liverpool's energy in the middle.

CM - Nabil Bentaleb

His youthful side may come in handy for this particular fixture given their opponents like to be a quick side in the middle. He has started the first two league games and is growing in stature, it'll be a little surprising to not see him start.

LM - Erik Lamela

A man in form at the moment and seems to be thriving under Mauricio Pochettino's management. He'll start and hope to continue his good form. Depending on the full-backs Liverpool start with, he may be used off the right at times.

RM - Nacer Chadli

Chadli seemed to find his scoring touch with a brace against QPR, though he may change flanks during the game depending on what kind of effect he has in the early stages of the game.

CAM - Christian Eriksen

Impressive towards the end of last season, and has been a starter in the first two league games this season. He'll look to provide decent service to Adebayor up front, and to get on the scoresheet himself.

ST - Emmanuel Adebayor 

He seems to be the number one striker at Spurs and rightly so. He has bullied Liverpool in the past and has a decent scoring record against them. He'll be after more goals, here. 

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