CONFIRMED: Tottenham and Liverpool line-ups

Here is how Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool will line up for this afternoon’s match:

Tottenham Hotspur starting XI: Lloris, Dier, Kaboul, Vertonghen, Rose, Bentaleb, Capoue, Chadli, Eriksen, Lamela, Adebayor

Subs: Friedel, Chiriches, Davies, Dembele, Holtby, Townsend

Liverpool starting XI: Mignolet, Manquillo, Moreno, Lovren, Sakho, Gerrard, Allen, Henderson, Sterling, Sturridge, Balotelli

Subs: Jones, Enrique, Toure, Lambert, Coutinho, Can, Markovic

Tottenham Hotspur will be hoping to keep pace with league leaders Chelsea when they host Liverpool on Sunday afternoon.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side have impressed so far this season, but they will be wary of a Liverpool side that has recently seen the addition of Italian striker Mario Balotelli.

Tottenham recall a number of players who sat out the Europa League match against AEL Limassol, with new signing Federico Fazio also available for his debut.

Liverpool impressed against Spurs last season, winning both matches and scoring nine goals without reply. But it is unlikely to be the same story this season with Spurs looking good after some savvy summer transfer business.

With Tottenham on a run that has seen them win their last five league matches, they will know how far they have come if they can make that six this afternoon against Brendan Rodgers’ side.

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