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Posted on 16 January 2004  - 12:00

Tottenham Hotspur (Spurs) Football Club is located in North London. The club is also known as Spurs. Tottenham's home ground is White Hart Lane. The club motto is Audere est Facere (To dare is to do).

Gary Doherty hopes that the confidence accumulated in the last three games will help steer the team towards a positive outcome against Liverpool tomorrow.

The Republic of Ireland international returned to the starting line-up in the first game of 2004 against Crystal Palace in the FA Cup in place of the injured Dean Richards and his performances have gone from strength to strength as the team have since put together back-to-back Premiership wins over Birmingham and Leeds.

Gary says that his own confidence, and that of the team as a whole, has grown during this period.

"I think that is the area of my game that I was struggling with but, if you get your confidence up and get people behind you, you can move mountains," he reasoned, as the team prepare to face a side who has hit a similar run of form.

"We've had a big week or so, the Cup game gave us big boost and the two league wins were great for us. Hopefully we can carry it on into Saturday.

"Eight goals in three games, with just one (a penalty for Birmingham) conceded, Gary feels that the whole team and the supporters have played their part along the way.

"All the lads can take credit for that as we have really been digging in. We knew we were in a bad way and we all took that on board and now we are producing some good results.

"Against Palace and Birmingham at home the fans really got behind us and pushed us on. They realised, like us, that we were struggling and we have all pulled together. We have all got together and now, hopefully, we can push the team upwards.

"Liverpool is always massive because of their history and stuff. I think they are a good side and, like us, they have turned it around a bit and got some good results. In some respects they were struggling a bit and weren't really getting the results early on.

"It is going to be a big game for us."