Tottenham Hotspurs have become a team that are genuine top 4 contenders if not more and their team has always been an issue for Liverpool in recent memory. Usually culminating in a draw if not a win for the Reds, the games have always been tough to sit through as a fan and not one that fills a fan with the utmost delight. Let us take a look at the past 5 as well as a Standout fixture for the Reds vs Spurs…

Liverpool 2-1 Spurs: 25/10/2016 at Anfield

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The latest match against the white half of North London saw Liverpool reign triumphant to reach the Quarter Finals of the Capital One Cup. The Reds were straight out of the blocks with Daniel Sturridge scoring after 9 mins. Sturridge then added to his tally with Liverpool’s second as Wijnaldum put the English striker in through on goal and he cooly slotted away. Janssen gave Spurs a lifeline with a 75th min penalty after Lamela was fouled in the box. A fightback was denied as Liverpool closed off the game to win 2-1 and to send Spurs to their first defeat of the season across all competitions.

Spurs 1-1 Liverpool: 27/07/2016

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Third game of the season for Liverpool saw them travel again to North London but this time, to the home of Spurs as they looked to bounce back from a 2-0 loss against Burnley. Milner again came to the rescue for Liverpool with a first half penalty before Danny Rose gave Spurs the equaliser that they did, admittedly, deserve. Liverpool were robbed of a victory by an incorrect offside decision that ruled out Mane’s goal. The spoils were shared at White Hart Lane but Liverpool should have come away with all 3 points.

Liverpool 1-1 Spurs: 02/04/2016

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Tottenham were on a roll, fighting to cut the gap at the top of the table when they arrived to Anfield. There hopes were being systematically ruined as Liverpool took the lead early in the 2nd half thanks to Philippe Coutinho who slotted in Sturridge’s pass before Harry Kane scored an equaliser for the rampant Spurs. Hugo Lloris did come to Spurs’ rescue on multiple occasions after the equaliser so maybe Spurs getting a point was probably the best scenario for them. Ultimately, a 1-1 draw helped neither team in the long run.

Spurs 0-0 Liverpool: 17/10/2015 at White Hart Lane

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Jurgen Klopp’s first game in charge of LIverpool saw his Reds travel to Spurs after a 1-1 draw with Everton which saw the departure of Brendan Rodgers from the helm of Liverpool Football Club. The Reds started with Origi up front and the young Belgian gave a standard performance which ultimately saw no goals from ither side. A rather drab performance from both sides saw the spoils being shared and Klopp realising the team he had acquired.

Liverpool 3-2 Spurs: 10/02/2015

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Balotelli with the winner. The Italian had gone all season without scoring in the league but scored the winner against Spurs after Liverpool had gone 2-0 up but let Spurs get back into the game after a series of mistakes. Markovic had given Liverpool the lead with a scuffed shot following a breakaway but Kane equalised shortly after,capitalising on mistakes at the back. A penalty from Steven Gerrard saw Liverpool regain the lead but Moussa Dembele equalised with a thunderous shot from outside the box. Then cometh the man…Mario Balotelli. The Italian put the ball into an empty net following Lallana’s square ball which sent the Red fans into rapture as the Spurs fans looked on, dejected.

STANDOUT FIXTURE!!

Spurs 0-5 Liverpool: 15/12/2013

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EVEN FLANAGAN SCORED!! This was the reaction as Liverpool steamrolled over Spurs as their title challenge was growing at an increasing rate. Suarez and co preyed on Hugo Lloris’ goal and smashed 5 past the big Frenchman. Starting off with Luis Suarez’s opener after 18 minutes. Taking advantage of the Spurs defence literally slipping, Suarez charged on the Spurs goal before dancing around Kyle Walker and putting it into the bottom corner. Henderson added a second in the game as he latched onto a clearance from Lloris that went straight to the Englishman to which he put quite merrily away in the bottom corner. What’s a bigger shock? Balotelli scoring or Flanagan scoring? I’ll give it to Flanagan because it was a local lad and because the finish was actually really good for a RB playing as a makeshift LB. Suarez dinked the ball into the box which Flanagan cannoned off the underside of the crossbar on the half-volley and went in. Suarez cheekily chipped Lloris for the 4th of the game following Luis Alberto’s through-ball and Sterling added a 5th just before the 90th min. A day to forget for Spurs and this was a Liverpool team that did not have Steven Gerrard or Daniel Sturridge playing. Imagine what the score would have been with those two starting as well as Suarez on form…

-YM