Christian Eriksen hopes Leicester City playing catch-up will work in Tottenham Hotspur's title advantage

Spurs take on Liverpool on Saturday, with Leicester in action on Sunday.

Tottenham Hotspur take on Liverpool this Saturday in a game which they need to win to remain in the hunt for the title.

Spurs remain behind Leicester City in the Premier League title race but can close the gap to just two points behind Leicester with a win against Liverpool at Anfield.

That is down to the fact Leicester do not play in the Premier League until Sunday – when they welcome Southampton to the King Power Stadium.

One Spurs player is certainly hopeful that this catch-up feeling can work in their favour.

Danish international Christian Eriksen, who has been away on international duty with Leicester goalie Kasper Schmeichel this week, is quoted by the London Evening Standard as stating:

“When they have played before us, it’s made us play better.

"Hopefully now it will be the other way round – we play well and they lose.”

Spurs have often been playing catch-up this season – with Sunday fixtures a regular feature of their campaign because of the Europa League.

It has not seemed to them any harm as they continue to thrive in the title fight.

Leicester however will be thinking of it differently. If Spurs falter on Merseyside, the Foxes can go eight points clear at the top of the table with just six games left in the season.

Tottenham will have to do their job on Saturday first, before they can start hoping for Leicester slip-ups.

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