Glenn Hoddle identifies two key areas where Tottenham are better than Liverpool

Tottenham Hotspur are currently in fourth place in the Premier League table, while Liverpool are in ninth.

Glenn Hoddle has told the Daily Mail that Tottenham Hotspur’s preparation methods and fitness are better than Liverpool’s.

Tottenham have built their season around a core of players, but they have not faced many injuries to date.

Liverpool, on the other hand, have suffered a series of fitness problems and Hoddle believes that the Reds could learn a lot from the way that Spurs train.

"Liverpool’s problem is that they are so sloppy in defence it kept Arsenal in the game," Hoddle said. "That and they cannot sustain that energy for long periods. They had another spell at the end when they equalised when they pressed the ball with similar intensity but they certainly are not in the shape to do so for 90 minutes

"Mauricio Pochettino’s teams play at similar pace and it has taken some time to get his Tottenham players fit enough to match his tactics. While Liverpool have a glut of hamstring injuries, Spurs have hardly had any. You would suspect that is down to their respective levels of fitness and preparations."

Liverpool are currently suffering with a spate of injury problems, with a number of their players on the treatment table.

Tottenham, meanwhile, have very few players sidelined and they have managed to keep most of their major players fit throughout the campaign so far.

The likes of Harry Kane, Toby Alderweireld, Jan Vertonghen, Dele Alli and Eric Dier have featured prominently this term, but they have not looked fatigued, excelling more often than not.

As a result, Spurs have managed to pick a consistent line up - and that has helped them climb into the top four in the Premier League table, while Liverpool are down in ninth.

There is still plenty of football to be played but it will be a big shock if Tottenham let things slip between now and May.

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