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 Post subject: 16/08 - Tottenham Hotspur vs Liverpool - 16:00
PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2009 9:44 am 
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The last 2 teams to start their premiership season.

Liverpool don't nee dto improve much this season to win the title if their rivals remain as they were, their big task will be whetehr they can turn some of those draws into wins. Alonso is undoubtebly a big loss and Aquilani has some big shoes to fill.

Spurs have added Peter crouch to their strikeing line up but there are serious question marks about the long term fitness of both of their best 2 centre backs, woodgate has had his fair share of injuries and king can't play 2 games a week.

Lots to play for to put down a marker early in the season and neither will want to lose, Mystic Jarv predicts 1-1


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 Post subject: Re: 16/08 - Tottenham Hotspur vs Liverpool - 16:00
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Difficult to say what we can expect from Spurs this season they still have quality players like Palacios and Modric in midfield but up top they have so much variation it might be hard to keep them happy and on form. In defence though they're looking very weak I think Torres and Gerrard might have a bit of a field day against these two.

Liverpool will take this one I think 2-0


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I'm worried about Spurs in the centerback. We need to find a spot for Dos Santos, and i'd hate to see Bale leave, but that said....

Spurs 2- Liverpool 1


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I'm worried about Spurs in the centerback. We need to find a spot for Dos Santos, and i'd hate to see Bale leave, but that said....

Spurs 2- Liverpool 1


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I'm worried about Spurs in the centerback. We need to find a spot for Dos Santos, and i'd hate to see Bale leave, but that said....

Spurs 2- Liverpool 1



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 Post subject: Re: 16/08 - Tottenham Hotspur vs Liverpool - 16:00
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Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez will monitor Steven Gerrard's fitness ahead of the Barclays Premier League match against Tottenham on Sunday.

Gerrard sat out England's draw against Holland in midweek after suffering a groin injury.

Central defenders Jamie Carragher and Martin Skrtel could both be available after ankle and hamstring problems respectively. .

Daniel Agger, Fabio Aurelio and new signing Alberto Aquilani are sidelined through injury.

Tottenham centre-back Sebastien Bassong is set to make his debut.

Bassong is expected to partner Ledley King as Jonathan Woodgate is recovering from groin surgery and Michael Dawson is ruled out with an Achilles injury.

Gareth Bale (knee) is also ruled out and Jermaine Jenas (calf) is doubtful.

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Tottenham (from): Cudicini, Gomes, Assou-Ekotto, Chimbonda, Corluka, Hutton, King, Naughton, Bassong, Bentley, Boateng, Bostock, Huddlestone, Lennon, Modric, O'Hara, Palacios, Rose, Crouch, Defoe, Keane, Pavlyuchenko.

Liverpool (from): Reina, Johnson, Insua, Carragher, Skrtel, Ayala, Benayoun, Lucas, Gerrard, Mascherano, Riera, Kuyt, Torres, Babel, Cavalieri, Degen, Dossena, Ngog, Plessis, Voronin, San Jose.

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 Post subject: Re: 16/08 - Tottenham Hotspur vs Liverpool - 16:00
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Liverpool have doubts about who will start in the centre of defence, a key area which gives them strength through the side.

So Steven Gerrard's fitness becomes key and Rafael Benitez will hope his star midfielder has recovered from his groin strain which kept him out of England's friendly against the Netherlands.

You always know what you are going to get with Harry Redknapp's teams, good, flowing football and the ability to create plenty of chances.

Harry is beginning to address the defensive problems and if Tottenham play to potential, then he will be aiming for at least fifth place.

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Liverpool kick-off the 2009-10 Barclays Premier League campaign with a visit to White Hart Lane to take on Tottenham Hotspur.

The two teams will pick up where they left last term, having met on the final day of the 2008-09 season.

Strikes from Fernando Torres - his 50th for the Reds - and Yossi Benayoun, added to an own-goal by Alan Hutton, helped Liverpool to a 3-1 success at Anfield.

However, Rafa Benitez's men endured a much unhappier time in two encounters in North London.

A stoppage-time winner from Roman Pavlyuchenko secured a 2-1 victory for Tottenham in the Barclays Premier League clash at White Hart Lane last November.

It was somewhat unjust on Liverpool, who had dominated throughout, but were ultimately punished for their profligacy in front of goal.

Just over a week later, the teams went head-to-head again in N17 and it was Spurs who triumphed once more, running out 4-2 victors in a Carling Cup fourth round tie.

The opposition

Tottenham begin the 2009-10 campaign with genuine hopes of breaking into the top six and securing European qualification.

After a slow start to last season, the arrival of Harry Redknapp rejuvenated the White Hart Lane club and they went on to secure a seventh place finish in the table, as well as reaching the Carling Cup final.

Spurs have bolstered their attacking ranks this summer with the arrival of ex-Reds striker Peter Crouch from Portsmouth, who could form a partnership with another Anfield old boy in the shape of Robbie Keane.

Crouch originally departed White Hart Lane nine years ago having failed to make a single senior appearance for the club.

The North London team also swooped to sign highly-rated defender Sebastian Bassong from Newcastle, as well as Sheffield United duo Kyle Walker and Kyle Naughton.

The major departures from White Hart Lane have seen midfielder Didier Zokora join La Liga club Seville and striker Darren Bent move to Sunderland.

The boss

The vastly experienced Harry Redknapp, father of former Reds midfielder Jamie, left Portsmouth to take control at Tottenham Hotspur side last October.

Spurs were languishing at the bottom of the table with a paltry five points accrued from their opening nine fixtures.

However, the 62-year-old has galvanised the fortunes of the White Hart Lane side and gradually steered them into contention for a UEFA Europa League spot.

The affable Redknapp cut his managerial teeth as a player/assistant manager with the now defunct American outfit Seattle Sounders.

In 1982, he moved to Bournemouth as David Webb's deputy, before becoming full-time boss a year later.

Redknapp helped the club avoid relegation from the Third Division and caused an upset in the FA Cup when the Cherries beat holders Manchester United in the third round of the tournament.

However, while watching the World Cup finals of 1990 in Italy, Redknapp was involved in a fatal car crash that claimed the lives of five people.

The Londoner took an enforced period of convalescence before quitting his post at Bournemouth in 1992.

He moved to West Ham shortly after and, following a spell as Billy Bonds' aide, he took over at the helm in 1994.

Redknapp helped consolidate the club's position in the Premier League and also encouraged the production of talented youngsters such as Rio Ferdinand, Joe Cole, Michael Carrick and Frank Lampard.

In 1999, he navigated the Irons to a highly-impressive fifth place finish in the Premier League; however, a disagreement with the West Ham board saw him leave the club two years later.

He returned to the game in a director of football role at Portsmouth, but soon took up the managerial reins at Fratton Park.

Redknapp steered the club to the First Division title, and with it promotion to the Premier League, in 2003.

He maintained Pompey's top-flight status in 2003-04, but a dispute with Portsmouth owner Milan Mandaric saw him quit the south coast club.

Surprisingly, Redknapp opted to take over at Southampton - Pompey's biggest rivals - but in December 2005 he made a shock return to Fratton Park.

In 2008, he masterminded their FA Cup final success, with Portsmouth beating Cardiff City in the Wembley showpiece.

Then, in October, Redknapp replaced Juande Ramos at Tottenham and dispelled any relegation fears that beset the early weeks of Spurs' season.

The Londoners reached the final of the Carling Cup, where they were beaten by Manchester United, while they also clinched an eight place finish in the league, narrowly missing out on qualification for the UEFA Europa League.

The danger man

Croatian Luka Modric enjoyed a fine debut season in English football after joining Tottenham from Dinamo Zagreb last summer having played a key-role in helping Croatia reach the quarter-finals of Euro 2008.

After a difficult start to life in England's top-flight, the diminutive playmaker scored five goals in 43 appearances at White Hart Lane, producing several eye-catching performances in the process.

The versatile Modric was the toast of the Spurs fans after a memorable winner against arch-rivals Chelsea in March, leading boss Harry Redknapp to declare: "He's such a fantastic footballer that it's difficult to nail down where his best position is, but wherever he plays, he's absolutely brilliant, a top-class player."

The legend

Glenn Hoddle is held in such high esteem at White Hart Lane that he was voted as the best Tottenham player of all time by fans on the Official Spurs Website.

The stylish playmaker spent 12 seasons with Spurs between 1975 and 1987 and was a key component in helping the club to two FA Cups and a UEFA Cup in the early 1980s.

A magnificent passer of the ball, he scored 110 goals in 490 first team games for Tottenham and he is also Spurs' most capped England player - he collected a total of 44 for his country during his time at the Lane.

After his playing days were over, Hoddle returned to Spurs as manager in 2001, where he remained for two years.

Spurs fact file

Tottenham Hotspur were formed in 1882.

Their club motto is 'Audere est Facere', which translates as 'To Dare Is to Do'.

They play at White Hart Lane, which has a capacity of 36,257. They first moved into the ground in 1899, after previously playing at Tottenham Marshes and Northumberland Park.

Spurs have won two league titles, eight FA Cups, four League Cups, two UEFA Cups and one UEFA Cup Winners' Cup.

They were the first club in the 20th century to achieve a league and FA Cup double in 1961 and, in winning the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup in 1963, Tottenham became the first British club to claim a major European trophy.

Liverpool inflicted Spurs' record league defeat in beating the North London club 7-0 at Anfield in 1978.

Steve Perryman holds Tottenham's all-time appearance record, turning out over 850 times for the club between 1969 and 1986.

The legendary Jimmy Greaves is Spurs' all-time record scorer, with 266 goals in 380 games.

Last season, Spurs conceded less home goals during a league campaign than at any other time in their history.

Players to have turned out for both the Reds and Tottenham during the Premier League era include Robbie Keane, Jamie Redknapp, Christian Ziege, John Scales, Neil Ruddock, Nick Barmby and Danny Murphy, while Peter Crouch rejoined the club this summer.

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This will be the 11th time in the last 14 seasons Liverpool have started their league campaign with an away fixture and their sixth in succession.

They have lost just three of the last 33 opening day fixtures. They were beaten away at Wolves in 1981 and Nottingham Forest in 1992 and were defeated by Chelsea at Anfield in 2003.

In the league meeting on this ground last season the Reds suffered their first defeat of the campaign. Despite a third minute opener from Dirk Kuyt Spurs secured the points through Jamie Carragher (o.g) and a 91st minute winner from substitute Roman Pavlyuchenko. It was Tottenham's 1,500th ever league win.

A Liverpool win today would equal the club record of six away league wins in succession. The feat was last achieved in 2002 and only four times in total.

Since losing at Middlesbrough in February Liverpool have won 10 league matches and drawn the other in an 11 game stretch which has seen them score 34 goals.

Liverpool have won five of their 17 Premier League visits to Tottenham-losing seven and drawing five.

The Reds' biggest ever win at Tottenham came in December 1975 when they won 4-0.

Andriy Voronin has scored in both of his appearances for Liverpool against Spurs.

Spurs have won their last six home games in the Premier League – including a 1-0 win over Chelsea. In that time they have conceded just once.

They are unbeaten at White Hart Lane in the Premier League since losing to Everton back in November.

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TEAM NEWS - Jermaine Jenas hasn't recovered from a calf problem, so Tom Huddlestone partners Wilson Palacios in central midfield. Sebastien Bassong makes his Premier League debut alongside Ledley King. Harry Redknapp opts for a strike partnership of Robbie Keane and Jermain Defoe. Meanwhile, Steven Gerrard starts for Liverpool. STARTING XI - Gomes; Corluka, Bassong, King, Assou-Ekotto; Lennon, Huddlestone, Palacios, Modric; Keane, Defoe. SUBSTITUTES - Cudicini, Hutton, Naughton, Bentley, O'Hara, Pavlyuchenko, Crouch.


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Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez on his side's opening match of the new campaign: "It would be interesting to see how the fixtures are done because every year we seem to have a difficult away game. It will be tough against a good team and a manager (Harry Redknapp) with experience. But we will try to get all three points."

The excuses have come out before a ball has even been kicked!

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Skrtel and Carragher collide going for the same ball. Skrtel looks like he's picked up a nasty knock.

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a rather cagey affair so far at white hart lane


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Reina with a fantastic point blank save from a Keane header. Keane should've scored.

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And Reina saves Liverpool AGAIN, saving from a one-on-one from Keane. Defoe goes close from the resulting corner.

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How many more chances is Keane going to get?

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