5 Classic Encounters Between Tottenham & Liverpool Ahead of Saturday’s Premier League Clash

The rivalry between Tottenham and Liverpool may be a relatively new one on the European stage but the sides have taken part in some truly remarkable clashes.

The pair will come to blows again when Spurs take on the Reds in the Premier League this weekend.

Liverpool currently top the table on goal difference with 12 points accumulated from four games. Spurs, on the other hand, will be hoping to regain the three points they dropped prior to the international break after losing to Watford.

Ahead of the contest, we take a look back at five of the most memorable games between the two sides in the Premier League era.

5. Liverpool 3-1 Tottenham (Premier League 2008/09)

Liverpool outclassed Spurs back in May 2009 as Liverpool ran out 3-1 winners.

Fernando Torres got the ball rolling on the just after the half hour mark as the Reds led 1-0 at half time. Disaster struck for Spurs just after the hour mark as Alan Hutton turned the ball into his own net to give Liverpool a two-goal cushion.

Robbie Keane hit back for Spurs with 13 minutes to go but his goal would come to nothing as Yossi Benayoun guaranteed the victory when he scored in the final ten minutes.

4. Tottenham 4-0 Liverpool (Premier League 2011/12)

Spurs delivered a rout of their own against Livepool as they ran out 4-0 winners back in September 2011.

Luka Modric put Spurs ahead early on with an absolute screaming. After the break it didn’t get much better for the Reds when Jermain Defoe scored just after the hour mark.

Two minutes later Emanuel Adebayor scored the first of his two goals, before he completed the rout with a 90th minute finish. Liverpool also had Charlie Adam and Martin Skrtel in an absolute disaster of a game for the Merseysiders.

3. Liverpool 6-2 Tottenham (Premier League 1992/93)

A huge demolition of Spurs occurred in back in May 1993 as Liverpool scored six goals to convincingly win 6-2.

Ian Rush got the ball rolling in the 21st minute, before John Barnes doubled the lead just before half time.

Spurs hit back immediately in the second half through Teddy Sheringham before Stuart Nethercott turned the ball into his own net a minute later. Steve Sedgley then cut the deficit to one when he scored with 13 minutes to go.

Liverpool ran riot in the final ten minutes as Mark Walters netted a penalty and Ian Rush and John Barnes completed their braces.

2. Tottenham Hotspur 3-3 Liverpool (Premier League 1993/94)

It was a six goal thriller at White Hart Lane back in December 1993 as the spoils were shared.

Vinnie Samways put Spurs ahead at half-time with his 36th minute strike. Robbie Fowler equalised for Liverpool just after the break as the Reds started to take control.

Minutes later, Jamie Redknapp scored against his future club before Fowler got his brace from the penalty spot three minutes later.

Liverpool’s dominance was then flipped as Spurs got on the front foot. Micky Hazard cut the deficit to one from the penalty spot just after the hour mark before the comeback was completed with 15 minutes to go as Darren Caskey fired past Bruce Grobbelaar.

1. Tottenham Hotspur 2-3 Liverpool (Premier League 2002/03)

Five second half goals settled this fixture back in March 2003 as Liverpool battled to a 2-3 away victory in a Spring goal fest. Liverpool’s victory helped them in their quest for European football, whilst Spurs’ defeat led to a tenth place finish.

An uneventful first half was quickly forgotten as left back Mauricio Taricco opened the scoring for Spurs four minutes after the restart. However, that lead was short-lived for the north London side as a 22-year-old Michael Owen hit back two minutes later. 

Liverpool then took the lead for the first time as Emile Heskey doubled the Reds’ advantage with 20 minutes to go. A young Steven Gerrard gave Liverpool a two-goal lead with eight minutes left as he scored against Kasey Keller. 

Teddy Sheringham’s goal three minutes from time made it a tense end to the hard fought fixture, but despite the late goal it was Liverpool who took away all three points. 

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