15:00 GMT 22 October 2017
As we make our way towards the busy winter schedule of the Premier League, it is as interesting as ever at the top and at the bottom. The two Manchester sides are streaking ahead in the title race and two of the teams who will be looking to challenge them face off in the pick of the fixtures in matchweek nine. Liverpool make the trip to North London to face Tottenham at Wembley hoping to move up the table, they are currently eighth. The hosts are third and will go level on points with Manchester United with a win.
Liverpool have dominated the meetings between these two sides in recent years and are unbeaten in the last four seasons against Spurs. The last time Tottenham beat the Reds was back in 2012 as Gareth Bale scored the winner. The two teams last played each other in February where a Mane brace was enough to secure the three points.
Another Wembley win would put Spurs in a very good position in the league and would see them take a place as one of the main title challengers. However, they are without Mousa Dembele and Victor Wanyama in the midfield, two players who have been very strong in their good start to the campaign.
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|17.10.2017||UEFA||Real Madrid||Tottenham Hotspur||1:1||D|
|14.10.2017||Prem||Tottenham Hotspur||Bournemouth AFC||1:0||W|
|30.09.2017||Prem||Huddersfield Town||Tottenham Hotspur||0:4||W|
|26.09.2017||UEFA||Apoel Nicosia FC||Tottenham Hotspur||0:3||W|
|23.09.2017||Prem||West Ham United||Tottenham Hotspur||2:3||W|
Liverpool must avoid defeat if they want to sustain a title push but without the attacking presence of Sadio Mane and Adam Lallana, it won’t be easy. The 7-0 Champions League win over Maribor in the week will give them confidence heading into the clash. Latest matches: Liverpool FC
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With two strong Premier League sides coming face-to-face in this fixture, it is tough to call. Usually, home advantage will work in the favour of a side but the Wembley hoodoo that has largely evaded Tottenham may go against them. They are still slight favourites for all three points due to Liverpool’s defensive frailties. Although, the Reds certainly shouldn’t be ruled out.
22 October 2017 - 15:00 GMT
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