Liverpool vs. Tottenham Hotspur: Preview and TV schedule

Julian Finney

Spurs are looking to hold on to their Top 3 finish while Liverpool are hoping to make a late season run and earn a European spot.

Liverpool are surging at the right time as consecutive dominating clean sheet wins over Swansea and Wigan have the Red within striking distance of a European spot. There's still plenty of ground to be made up for Brendan Rodgers' team but a win over Spurs could give them a huge boost. It would also prove their recent form has more to do with their play than their opponents poor quality.

Martin Skrtel and Daniel Sturridge are both expected to be available for Liverpool, though Skrtel will likely start on the bench.

The mission is fairly straightforward for Spurs and Andre Villas-Boas. If they want to continue their 12 match unbeaten run in the league, they'll need to shut down, or at least limit, Luis Suarez. When the Uruguayan striker is on, Liverpool have been tough to beat this season.

Last week's massive North London Derby win have Spurs full of confidence and dreaming of a Top 3 finish. If they want to hold off Chelsea, they need to be getting points, preferably maximum points, from games like this.

Tottenham injuries and suspensions

Out: Younes Kaboul (knee, Sandro (knee). In doubt: Tom Huddlestone (knee), Clint Dempsey (calf), Aaron Lennon (hamstring).

Liverpool injuries and suspensions

Out: Martin Kelly (knee), Fabio Borini (shoulder), Brad Jones (shoulder).

Aaron Lennon left Spurs win over Inter Milan with a hamstring injury and is doubtful for today's match. Tom Huddlestone and Clint Dempsey are also doubtful.

Match Date/Time: 4 p.m. local, 12 p.m. ET

Venue: Anfield, Liverpool, England

TV: FOX Soccer Plus (U.S.), Sky Sports 1 (U.K.)

Online: FOX Soccer 2 Go (U.S.)

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