Dear commentators: Innocently going for the ball and nothing but the ball doesn't excuse you when you plant your studs in Scott Parker's knee. It's just not. Charlie Adam has been sent off at White Hart Lane for his second bookable offence, and things really aren't going Liverpool's way at the moment. Not that it matters too much, as Adam's been fairly dire and something of an irrelevance in the match. He has some reason to complain for the first yellow - it seemed a fairly innocuous foul on goalscorer Luka Modric, but none on the second.
Liverpool have also been forced to make a personnel change as Daniel Agger has finally been forced off with a hip injury, meaning young Uruguay defender Sebastian Coates comes on for his debut. It's not exactly the best of circumstances in which to make one's first appearance in the red shirt. The visitors are in real danger of being overrun here. Still 1-0 Tottenham at White Hart Lane.