LFC v Spurs: Suarez is back! (On the bench)
AFTER nine games out Luis Suarez was available for selection again tonight – but he makes his first appearance on a teamsheet in 2012 as one of the subs.
Liverpool scored three in the last game, against Wolves, and all three scorers start tonight – Kuyt, Bellamy and Carroll. It’s up to those three to perform well enough to keep Suarez on the bench and in turn keep their own places, to leave Kenny Dalglish with a selection dilemma he’ll not mind having.
Charlie Adam played a big part in those goals last week and also starts, with Steven Gerrard back in the starting line up having been rested for the game at Molyneux.
Jordan Henderson is left out of the 11, something that hasn’t happened too often this season, and he’s keeping Stewart Downing company on the bench.
Jose Enrique has picked up an injury meaning Martin Kelly returns to the side, possibly on the right with Glen Johnson switching to the left.
Liverpool need the points, having seen Arsenal and Newcastle pick up three apiece at the weekend – but Spurs are in the race for the title and need to win this to keep on the tails of the two Manchester sides.
The fog that was floating around before kick-off has cleared and as long as it stays that way the game is on.
Liverpool: Reina, Kelly, Skrtel, Agger, Johnson, Spearing, Gerrard, Adam, Kuyt, Carroll, Bellamy
Subs: Doni, Aurelio, Coates, Carra, Downing, Henderson, Suarez.
Tottenham: Friedel, Walker, Dawson, King, Assou-Ekotto, Parker, Livermore, Kranjcar, Modric, Bale, Adebayor.
Subs: Cudicini, Saha, Rose, Nelsen, Khumalo, Luongo, Lancaster.