Tottenham Hotspur’s recent record against Liverpool is terrible.
Spurs have lost their last five Premier League showdowns with the Reds by an aggregate scoreline of 18-4.
Liverpool’s ruthless run against Tottenham includes 3-0, 4-0 and 5-0 wins.
All of those victories were delivered by former manager Brendan Rodgers, who was sacked earlier this month and later replaced by Jurgen Klopp.
However, as much as the uber-confident Northern Irishman would love to argue otherwise, the ‘Rodgers factor’ was not the main reason behind Liverpool’s stunning head-to-head stats against Spurs.
All of Liverpool’s last five wins over Spurs have featured a goal from either Luis Suarez or Steven Gerrard.
Meanwhile, fellow star departee Raheem Sterling also bagged in two of them.
In those three players, Liverpool had a trio who struck genuine fear into Tottenham. All three have left, as has the fear.
In fact, of the Liverpool players to score in the last five wins over Spurs, only Alberto Moreno and Philippe Coutinho, who is hoping to shrug off a minor groin injury, have any chance of featuring in Saturday’s game at White Hart Lane.
Mario Balotelli and Lazar Markovic – who both scored against Spurs last season – have been sent out on loan this term.
Meanwhile, right-back Jon Flanagan and captain Jordan Henderson – who hit Tottenham’s net once and three times respectively are both injured.
The other players to get on the scoresheet during Liverpool’s Tottenham-trashing run were Younes Kaboul, with an own goal, and Stewart Downing. Both have since moved on.