White Hart Lane, 13:30 Sunday
Tottenham Hotspur welcome Liverpool to White Hart Lane on Sunday – two sides often discussed together over recent seasons as a consequence of league table proximity (often finding themselves between the best and the rest) and their activity in the transfer market. After just two matches, it is the home side who hold the advantage – they sit top after wins against rivals West Ham United and Queens Park Rangers, whilst Brendan Rodgers’ side began the season with victory against Southampton but sit lower in the table after falling to defeat at Manchester City on Monday night. Both Mauricio Pochettino’s side and their visitors have discovered who they are to face in European competition this season, and will recognise the importance of getting points on the board prior to the busy autumn period reaching full-swing. Spurs supporters will be delighted to see their side sitting top of the league at this early stage, particularly after such change over the course of the last year or so, whilst Liverpool supporters, themselves observing much change of late, will be keen to see the Reds recover from early-season defeat by taking a victory away to a side who have start the season impressively. Just 3 points, as always, are at stake, but Sunday’s result will be considered highly significant whether it proves to deliver a real statement of intent or assured redemption from the respective sides.
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Ahead of Sunday’s match, The Redmen TV spoke with Spurs supporter Andrew Williams – thanks to Andrew for providing his insight:
The last decade, the last five seasons in particular, have been a considerable improvement upon the preceding years – with the new BT/Champions League deal, presumably now is the time to progress if you’re to push on rather than stay 4-6th in the forthcoming years?
Andrew: “I remember the days of having to get a result against Wimbledon to stay in the 90’s so yes the last five seasons have been great! Obviously the top four is the aim, but its getting tougher and tougher each season! It’s worth remembering the winners of the Europa League will also qualify for the Champions League I can see a situation where we are chasing both and end up with nothing!”
Mauricio Pochettino has only been with you a matter of months and for just four competitive matches– what were your thoughts upon his appointment and how does he stand up to your closer scrutiny?
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