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Liverpool v Spurs Head to Head

Posted on 20 April 2001  - 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).

McALLISTER SHERWOOD
APPEARANCES
Minutes on pitch 1395 2551
GOAL ATTEMPTS
Goals 2 2
PASSING & CROSSING
Passes 760 1523
Passing Accuracy 76% 77%
DEFENDING
Interceptions 3 6
Clearances 22 64
Tackles 32 70
Tackles Won 81% 60%
DISCIPLINE
Fouls 16 55
Yellow Cards 1 4
Red Cards 1 0
First Goalscorer Odds 14/1 20/1
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Gary McAllister
Tim Sherwood

Tottenham stand-in skipper Tim Sherwood leads his team out on Sunday afternoon at the venue of arguably the finest moment in his 14-year career in professional football.

Sherwood was the Blackburn Rovers captain when Kenny Dalglish's team secured the Premiership title at Anfield on the final day of the 1994-1995 season, but despite another Kop favourite Kevin Keegan giving him his international bow in 1999, Sherwood's career has failed to hit the heights of that balmy day six years ago this May.

In direct opposition to Sherwood in the centre of the park is Reds veteran Gary McAllister who earned hero status at the club last week after scoring the last-gasp winner at Everton. The Scot's 44-yard free-kick gave Liverpool their first win at Goodison Park since 1990 and set the team up nicely as they bid to secure a place in next season's Champions League.

McAllister has certainly been a more accurate finisher than Sherwood in the Premiership - a respectable 37% of his shots have been on target, compared to just over a quarter of the Tottenham midfielder's efforts . Nevertheless it was Sherwood who grabbed the winner when the two teams met in north London last November.

If you fancy a punt on the ex-Norwich schemer scoring his first goal since that header past Sander Westerveld, the bookies quote Sherwood at 20/1 to score the game's first goal on Sunday.

But both these players are not really renowned for their goalscoring, instead leaving it to their more glamorous team-mates to grab the headlines. The two thirty-something's usually display a great deal of maturity and do their best to set a good example to their more inexperienced colleagues.

McAllister has been more proficient in the tackle than Sherwood, the Liverpool man winning 81% of his 32 tackles - 21 percentage points greater than his midfield counterpart.

Sherwood's play has also been a bit sloppy at times. He has committed a foul every 42 minutes on average while the former Leeds man keeps his cool a lot better, having given away just 16 free kicks in his 24 Premiership appearances in 2000/01. His Anfield career didn't get off to the best of starts, however, when he was dismissed at Arsenal for a wild lunge at Patrick Vieira last August. A subsequent appeal to have the red card rescinded proved successful, but the damage in that game was already done.

Nevertheless, McAllister's improved form since then has seen him rewarded with an improved contract at Liverpool. And with Sherwood eager to impress new Spurs supremo Glenn Hoddle, neither player will be giving an inch on Sunday, as they both aim to end the season on a high.