The duo are important figures for their respective sides, and will be key players in this weekend's clash at White Hart Lane.
The German took over from Brendan Rodgers last week, in what has been billed as an inspired appointment for the Premier League and the Merseyside outfit.
One area that he will be looking to improve is the defence, with that an area of the Liverpool side that was particularly weak during Brendan Rodgers' reign at Anfield.
In contrast, Tottenham’s once leaky defence is now looking anything but since the addition of Toby Alderweireld over the summer.
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Starting with tackling, Skrtel comes out on top in that area - he has enjoyed an impressive 100% success rate this season, beating Vertonghen’s score of 80%.
That’s not the only area he commands either, enjoying a considerable advantage when it comes to aerial duels.
Vertonghen, though, comes back into the reckoning regarding effective clearances, beating Skrtel’s score on the both the ground and in the air.
The two defenders are, however, level when it comes to duels, both enjoying a score of 67%, while their success at interceptions is similar as both come out at 100%.
It seems, then, that there is little to separate the duo, with each winning two areas and the other two being level. Who comes out on top on Saturday is sure to be key to which side emerges victorious.