Spurs vs Liverpool - Andre's preview
14 December 2013|Tottenham Hotspur
Andre Villas-Boas is determined to go level on points with Liverpool by beating the Reds in Sunday's showdown at the Lane.
The Anfield team have been one of the stand-out performers of the Premier League season so far with Luis Suarez’ 15 goals firing them into second spot last weekend.
We have recovered well from our heavy loss at City and go into Sunday’s fixture looking for three wins on the trot having won back-to-back away matches at Fulham and Sunderland.
Victory and we’ll join Liverpool on 30 points.
“We have a wonderful situation against Liverpool where if we win, we go level on points with a team that has started so brilliantly in the league,” said Andre.
“Straight away, you have a comparison from everything we’ve gone through to go level on points with a team that has been so magnificent, it shows we’re not too far off.
“Not only that, but we could be four points better off than last season, when we beat the club’s record points tally.
“To start December with10 points would be important especially having played United and Liverpool. We have to use all of these factors as key motivation for the game and hopefully get the win that will put us into a strong position.”
Andre expects an ‘open game’ against a Liverpool side that has scored 34 goals so far this term.
“I'm sure Liverpool will play the same way particularly with their attacking strengths and the form that Suarez is in,” he added. “You wouldn’t expect Liverpool to sit and wait, they will have a go. They are strong in the way they play and it could be an open game.
“Suarez is in a good moment and can surprise us in different ways. We have to stop the players that feed him the ball and stop him as an individual.”