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Luis Suarez set for Liverpool exit?
Luis Suarez set for Liverpool exit?

It has been reported that Liverpool striker Luis Suarez could be set to leave the club this summer, following his behaviour in the past few weeks and the fact that he lied to the club. Luis Suarez told Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish that he would be the model professional and shake the hand of Patrice Evra. However, he went back on his word and by refusing to shake Evra’s hand, brought shame to himself and the club.

The whole ordeal started when Luis Suarez made racial remarks to Patrice Evra, landing himself an eight match ban. The match against Manchester United at Old Trafford was his first game back and all eyes were set to be on his hand shake with Patrice Evra. Unfortunately, Luis Suarez decided to act like a petulant child and refused to shake Evra’s hand.
 
Kenny Dalglish and the Liverpool owners have now expressed a great disappointment in Luis Suarez and his future at the club looks to be in jeopardy. It is a shame that such a talent player would act in such a way that he would harm the reputation of the club and now it seems like Liverpool have had enough and are ready to let Luis Suarez leave in the summer.
Manchester United’s Tom Cleverley to take injury frustrations out on Liverpool
Manchester United’s Tom Cleverley to take injury frustrations out on Liverpool

Manchester United’s promising English midfielder Tom Cleverley is set to return from his injury nightmare this afternoon, at Old Trafford and the 22 year old has vowed to take out his frustrations on Liverpool. Tom has been out of action with an ankle injury that he picked up back in October but states that he is 100% fit and raring to go.

Cleverley explained, “The comeback has been a long time coming but I’ve worked hard for it and hopefully I can be successful again. I feel 100 per cent. I’ve always said the most frustrating time for a footballer is when you’re injured. To be told you can’t do your job for 10-12 weeks is massively hard to deal with. But the physios have got me in tip-top shape for the run-in. I’m very confident in my ability and feel like I can add something.”
 
He added, “When I moved to Manchester, it was an eye-opener. Historically, it’s a massive rivalry. Two clubs with the best history. It’s always a big game. I always looked up to David Beckham but now Paul Scholes is the man. I used to watch him as a kid, so to play alongside him would be a real pleasure.” Manchester United vs Liverpool is set to kick off at 12:45 at Old Trafford.
Javier Hernandez excited for Manchester United vs Liverpool
Javier Hernandez excited for Manchester United vs Liverpool

Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez has revealed that he is very excited about the upcoming match against Liverpool at Old Trafford today. Javier claims that the rivalry between the two clubs gives that match that little bit of an extra edge and both teams and their supporters will be hoping to get one over their bitter rivals.

Hernandez explained, “You know in your mind it’s Liverpool and it doesn’t matter where the teams are in the league, you want to win. In Mexico we know about the rivalry. Across the world everybody knows about the history of the two teams. They have both won a lot of titles and European Cups and everyone knows all about that but when I got here it was different. I learned a little bit more. We work just the same as we do for every game. But in the back of your mind, you know it is Liverpool.”
 
He added, “We are going to fight until the end of the season for the title. Every fan knows that all the players and all the coaching staff want to win the league here. This season has been very bad for us with injuries. We have a lot of important players injured but it is a big squad and we are doing our best.” Manchester United vs Liverpool kicks off at 12:45 at Old Trafford. Who do you think will win?
Manchester United’s Tom Cleverley to return against Liverpool
Manchester United’s Tom Cleverley to return against Liverpool

It has been reported that Manchester United’s young midfielder Tom Cleverley could be set to make his comeback from injury against Liverpool next month. Tom has been out of action since October, when he picked up an ankle injury playing against Everton and could be set to return to the side on February 11 against Liverpool at Old Trafford, which would be a huge boost to the team.

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson explained, “I am hopeful in 10 days’ time he will be training then we can kick on. When he plays depends how he does in training. His fitness levels should be fine, so he could cope right away. If he can, you are talking about a week. It would be a great boost to us. The way that Tom started the season was absolutely phenomenal.”
 
He added, “I have not seen a young player have that impact at our club for a long time. He has been a loss because he has something different from everyone else.” The early season performances from Tom Cleverley caught the eye of England manager Fabio Capello, earning him a call up to the England squad. Unfortunately for Tom his injury has hampered his progress.
Michael Ngoo the next top Liverpool striker?
Michael Ngoo the next top Liverpool striker?

It is no secret that Liverpool have been known for producing some of the top strikers ever to grace the English Football League. Over the years, Liverpool have had a number of top class strikers, from Ian Rush to Robbie Fowler and then from Robbie Fowler to Michael Owen. While recent years have been a bit slow for Liverpool on the youth development front, when it comes to strikers, it appears that they may have one coming through in the next couple of years.

Michael Ngoo is a tall, strong, powerful and quick striker with plenty of tricks in his locker and a keen eye for goal. Michael joined Liverpool in 2009 managed to impress right from the off. His first year in the Liverpool academy was topped off with a superb solo goal reminiscent of the great Maradona. The 2010-2011 campaign was one of mixed emotions for Michael Ngoo however.
 
Unfortunately for Michael Ngoo, he suffered an injury set back and there was a worry that he would not recapture his form once he returned from fitness. However, despite his injury, Michael still managed to end the campaign as the Liverpool academy top goal scorer, as well as making a number of appearances for the Liverpool reserves and to top it all off, won a call up to the England U20 World Cup squad in Colombia. Remember the name Michael Ngoo, as he is certainly a player with a big future.

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Weekend English Premier League Predictions 15/10/11 
Weekend English Premier League Predictions 15/10/11 

We at Fansshare pride ourselves on being 83.5% accurate with our English Premier League Predictions. This week has thrown some tough matches up but we will do our best to guide you through.

Liverpool v Manchester United: Captain marvel Steven Gerrard looks set to make his first start for Liverpool since March and with no fresh injury concerns and the return of Glen Johnson, Martin Kelly, Daniel Agger and Fabio Aurelio, Liverpool have a full strength squad. Tom Cleverley and Rafael Da Silva are the only concerns for United as Smalling is fit and Vidic should be set to return to the heart of defence. With Liverpool having the home advantage and the crowd on their side this could be a close match but Manchester United seem to have a spark about them this season and should nick it.
 
Prediction: Liverpool 1-2 Manchester United
 
Manchester City v Aston Villa: Sergio Aguero is nearing match fitness for City but will not start against Aston Villa. Mario Balotelli is back to fitness but is likely to start from the bench while it is rumoured that Owen Hargreaves could make his first league start. Gabriel Agbonlahor has recovered from his back injury and should start while Stephen Ireland, Barry Bannan, James Collins are all available for selection. Aston Villa have had a decent start to the season but expect their unbeaten record to go as Manchester City look to dominate in an impressive home performance.
 
Prediction: Manchester City 3-0 Aston Villa
 
Norwich City v Swansea City: Andrew Crofts and Steve Morison should both be available for Norwich after recovering from injury. Swansea welcome back Leon Britton who is set to start from the bench. Once again Swansea only have two available centre backs in Ashley Williams and captain Garry Monk. The battle of the new boys is set to be a close one and while Norwich have been fighting hard, Swansea have been playing some good football. If Swansea had a fully fit side they should nick this one but their injuries along with Norwich home advantage make this one a draw.
 
Prediction: Norwich City 1-1 Swansea City
 
QPR v Blackburn Rovers: After their last Premier League outing, a 6-0 embarrassment against Fulham, QPR will be looking to return to form and prove themselves. Blackburn have been less than average this season so it could prove a tough test for them away to Rangers. Expect a fairly open game with a goal or two and QPR to win by a comfortable margin.
 
Prediction: QPR 3-1 Blackburn Rovers
 
Stoke City v Fulham: Stoke seem to have hit a bit of a disappointing patch in the league recently whereas Fulham, and Andrew Johnson in particular, seem to have hit top form. Kenwyne Jones, Jermaine Pennant and Marc Wilson are doubtful while Matthew Etherington is set to have an injection to hopefully see him through the game. Fulham see the return of Aaron Hughes but Bryan Ruiz and Philippe Senderos are both out. Stoke’s home advantage could give them a helping hand but Fulham are looking good of late. Fulham to just edge this one and maybe even late on.
 
Prediction: Stoke City 1-2 Fulham
 
Wigan Athletic v Bolton Wanderers: Wigan are without Hugo Rodallega and James McCarthy is looking doubtful but will face a late fitness test. Jussi Jaaskelainen will be back between the sticks for Bolton and Gael Kakuta is once again available after missing out against his parent club. Ivan Klasnic and David Wheater are also available again for Bolton following suspensions. Wigan have failed to win in their last four league outings and Bolton will be looking to bounce back after being destroyed by Chelsea. Expect Bolton to continue Wigan’s woes.
 
Prediction: Wigan Athletic 0-2 Bolton Wanderers
 
Chelsea v Everton: There are no two ways about this, Chelsea will walk all over Everton. Despite people questioning whether Chelsea’s ageing stars have what it takes to compete for the title this season, they will still have too much for Everton. Fernando Torres serves the second of his three match ban while Michael Essien is still injured but expect Chelsea to put on a show, especially if Tim Cahill doesn’t make the starting line up.
 
Prediction: Chelsea 4-0 Everton
 
West Brom v Wolverhampton: This is a tough match to call as both teams have been fairly inconsistent this season. However Wolves have looked the more promising and unfortunately for West Brom, Peter Odemwingie looks bored and is also believed to require surgery. However, Roy Hodgson will not be happy with the poor start and will make his players fully aware that a result is needed here. Expect a close game but the Baggies to steal the 3 points.
 
Prediction: West Brom 1-0 Wolverhampton
 
Arsenal v Sunderland: Johan Djourou and Laurent Koscielny are both available again for Arsenal in the centre of defence. Bacary Sagna is out until the new year, which could see Carl Jenkinson return to the starting line up, although there are other options. Phil Bardsley is set to complete his 4 match ban for Sunderland while Nicklas Bendtner cannot play against his parent club. Expect Arsenal to start strong to try and prove a point but expect a strong battle from Sunderland but Arsenal should prove too strong.
 
Prediction: Arsenal 2-0 Sunderland
 
Newcastle United v Tottenham Hotspur: Newcastle have been in fantastic form this season and still remain unbeaten in the league. Tottenham will still be buzzing from their local derby win over Arsenal 2 weeks ago. If Newcastle continue to play how they have so far this season and can stop the Tottenham danger men from linking up they could well get something from this game. However, if Spurs do manage to get the ball down and play then it could be a long afternoon for Newcastle. We’re going to sit on the fence here and call it a draw.
 
Prediction: Newcastle United 1-1 Tottenham Hotspur
Weekend English Premier League Predictions 01/10/11
Weekend English Premier League Predictions 01/10/11

Last week we managed to get 8 out of 10 results correct while also getting 3 scorelines spot on so lets see how we fare this week.

Everton v Liverpool: The Merseyside derby is always an exciting and fierce rivalry with a great atmosphere and wonderful football. Steven Gerrard is expected to come off the bench for Liverpool while Glen Johnson could also feature. Everton are without Victor Anichebe but Tim Cahill is expected to start. Liverpool should edge this one.

Prediction: Everton 0-2 Liverpool
 
Aston Villa v Wigan: Darren Bent and Emile Heskey return to the Aston Villa squad to give more attacking options for them. Jermaine Jenas is still not fully fit but could make the bench. Hugo Rodallega and Antolin Alcaraz are still injured for Wigan. Unbeaten Villa could stop their draw hoodoo and actually nick a win.
 
Prediction: Aston Villa 2-1 Wigan
 
Blackburn v Manchester City: Martin Olsson is suspended for Blackburn while Scott Dann and Michel Salgado are still out injured. Carlos Tevez has been suspended by the club following his refusal to come on in the week. Edin Dzeko will partner Sergio Aguero up front. Should be another City show with a big win.
 
Prediction: Blackburn 1-4 Man City
 
Manchester United v Norwich: Manchester United are still without Chris Smalling, Tom Cleverly and Nemanja Vidic but Javier Hernandez, Wayne Rooney and Johnny Evans should make their returns. Zak Whitbread, Elliott Ward and Dani Ayala are unavailable for Norwich while Ritchie de Laet cannot play against his parent club. Expect it to be a walk in the park for United.
 
Prediction: Man Utd 3-0 Norwich
 
Sunderland v West Brom: Sunderland will be without Titus Bramble who has been suspended following rape and drug allegations. Sebastian Larsson is out with a broken toe and Connor Wickham is doubtful. Gabriel Thomas available again for West Brom but is unlikely to start while Zoltan Gera and Marc-Antoine Fortune are still out of action. Expected a boring match between two dull teams.
 
Prediction: Sunderland 0-0 West Brom
 
Wolves v Newcastle: Wolves will be without Richard Stearman so Matt Doherty could get his first Premier League start. Steven Fletcher is fully fit so could also make a start. Newcastle are still without Shola Ameobi, Alan Smith and Mike Williamson. This game could be close but Newcastle could just nick it.
 
Prediction: Wolves 1-2 Newcastle
 
Bolton v Chelsea: Fulham’s Stuart Holden could be out for 6 months following knee surgery while David Wheater and Ivan Klasnic are suspended. Gael Kakuta cannot play against his parent club while Jussi Jaaskelainen is a doubt. Fernando Torres is suspended for Chelsea so Daniel Sturridge could make his return. Chelsea will have too much for Bolton and will won comfortably.
 
Prediction: Bolton 0-2 Chelsea
 
Fulham v QPR: Bobby Zamora and Moussa Dembele could make their return for Fulham while Aaron Hughes and Matthew Briggs face late fitness tests. Armand Traore is suspended for QPR so Matt Connolly is expected to start. Danny Gabbidon is still injured for QPR. This should be a close game so a draw is a likely outcome.
 
Prediction: Fulham 1-1 QPR
 
Swansea v Stoke: Alan Tate, Steven Caulker, Kemy Agustien and Ferrie Bodde are all out for Swansea but Leon Britton hopes to be fit. Stoke could have Matthew Etherington back but Salif Diao and Kenwyne Jones are doubtful. Swansea do play good football but expect Stoke to have a bit too much with the long throw causing Swansea problems.
 
Prediction: Swansea 1-3 Stoke
 
Tottenham v Arsenal: Tottenham are once again without William Gallas, Michael Dawson and Tom Huddlestone but Steven Pienaar has recovered from his groin injury. Gervinho, Laurent Koscielny and Yossi Benayoun are to have late fitness tests while Johan Djourou is definitely out. Theo Walcott could make his return. Expect it to be a fiery derby and a draw the likely outcome.
 
Prediction: Tottenham 2-2 Arsenal
English Premier League round up
English Premier League round up
Man City 2-0 Everton: Manchester City made hard work of seeing off their tough opponents Everton, who would not go away without a fight. Everton defended bravely for much of the game but second half goals from Mario Balotelli and James Milner took the three points for City.
 
Arsenal 3-0 Bolton: Another distinctly average first half performance from Arsenal saw them go in at half time all square. However, whatever was said at half time clearly had an impact as they came out in the second half and grabbed an early goal from Robin Van Persie. Bolton then saw defender David Wheater sent off before Van Persie double his and Arsenal's tally. Alex Song then completed the scoring for Arsenal but they were still less than convincing.
 
Chelsea 4-1 Swansea: Fernando Torres scored his second goal in two games today as he gave Chelsea the lead against Swansea. However, things took a turn for the worst for the Spaniard, AGAIN, as he was then sent off. Ramires gave Chelsea their second goal before half time and Swansea simply could not make their numerical advantage pay off and Ramires bagged his second and Chelsea’s third of the game. Swansea did manade to grab a consolation goal through Williams after 86mins but it was too little too late and Drogba rubbed salt into the wounds with Chesea’s fourth.
 
Liverpool 2-1 Wolves: Liverpool fans were hoping to see their hero Steven Gerrard start today but he began the match on the bench before replacing Luiz Suarez on 81mins. Liverpool took the lead from a Roger Johnson own goal, however Charlie Adam will try to claim it. Luiz Suarez then gave Liverpool a 2-0 lead before half time but Wolves sub Steven Fletcher pulled one back after the break.
 
Newcastle 3-1 Blackburn: A day to remember for Newcastle player Demba Ba as he managed to back himself the match ball with three goals against Blackburn. His first two came after 30mins and Blackburn thought they were back in it by pulling one back on 37mins through Hoilett. However Ba sealed his hat-trick on 54mins before Olsson was sent off, handing Newcastle the 3 points.
 
West Brom 0-0 Fulham: Another game for West Brom and yet another lack of penetration from the Baggies. Shane Long managed to shake off his illness to start the game but did not trouble the scorers. Fortunately for West Brom, Fulham could not take their chances either and the game ended up goaless.
 
Wigan 1-2 Tottenham: It is not quite the 9-1 hammering from 2009 but a win is a win and Spurs dominated from the first whistle to the last. An early goal from Van der Vaart after a great bit of play from Adebayor gave Tottenham the lead and Bale made it two after 23mins. Diame did pull one back for Wigan in the second half but it was not enough.  Gohouri saw red for Wigan after receiving two yellow cards.
Weekend English Premier League Predictions
Weekend English Premier League Predictions
Well the season is well underway now and every weekend is bound to throw up some exciting games as well as a few surprises. This weekend will certainly be no different and here is our predictions for what to expect this weekend.
 
Man City v Everton: Having Kolo Toure back at the centre of defence is definitely a plus for Man City as they threw away a two goal lead against Fulham last week. Although Owen Hargreaves put in a good performance in the Carling Cup in the week, it is unlikely that he will get a start. While Man City are the money men of the Premier League at the moment, Everton are the complete opposite. However, despite their financial crisis they have still managed to rack up 7 points from their opening 4 games. Expect Everton to put up a strong fight but not quite strong enough.
Prediction: Man City 3-1 Everton
 
Arsenal v Bolton: Arsenal have become the laughing stock of English football recently, especially after the 8-2 embarrassment against Manchester United. The back four has been consistently shaky in recent years and even though they have signed Mertesacker, their defensive errors are still clear for all to see. Thomas Vermaelen is still unavailable, as is Jack Wilshere. With David Ngog and Gael Kakuta joining Bolton on transfer deadline day they certainly seem to have a stronger side than at the start of the season. Bolton also come off the back of a 2-0 Carling Cup win so could have the momentum to cause Arsenal some problems.
Prediction: Arsenal 1-1 Bolton
 
Chelsea v Swansea: With the 3-1 defeat at Old Trafford still fresh in their minds and that terrible miss from Fernando Torres dominating the headlines, both club and player will want to bounce back with avengance and Swansea could feel their wrath. Peter Cech will be fit to start despite being taken off with a head injury in mid week. Swansea finally got off the mark last week with a 3-0 win against West Brom but playing Chelsea at Stamford Bridge is never easy. Swansea do play some good football but Chelsea will be too strong for them.
Prediction: Chelsea 4-0 Swansea
 
Liverpool v Wolves: Liverpool fans could finally see their hero Steven Gerrard pull on the Liverpool shirt for his first start since March, which is bound to be a big boost for the club. It is expected that Martin Skrtel will come back into the team following his suspension and Martin Kelly is likely to return to right back. Wolves will be without Kevin Foley, Sylvan Ebanks-Blake, Ronald Zubar and Jody Craddock. However, captain Roger Johnson is set to make his return and Steven Fletcher is fit again following his groin strain. Wolves have had a good start to the season by their standards, but Liverpool will be looking to rectify the mistakes made against Spurs last week.
Prediction: Liverpool 2-0 Wolves
 
Newcastle v Blackburn: Newcastle will be without Davide Santon, Alan Smith, Haris Vuckic and Mike Williamson for the visit of Blackburn, while Shola Ameobi is also a doubt. However, the good news is that midfielder Hatem Ben Arfa could make his first start for Newcastle in almost a year. Meanwhile, Blackburn will be without David Dunn and Ryan Nelsen but David Goodwillie, Morten Gamst Pedersen and Michel Salgado are fit to make their return. Leon Best has been in impressive form for unbeaten Newcastle and his goal could nick the win for them.
Prediction: Newcastle 1-0 Blackburn
 
West Brom v Fulham: West Brom have made a very unimpressive start to the season and the 3-0 drubbing away to Swansea will have done nothing to ease fans worries. Striker Shane Long is suffering from flu but the club are hopeful he can shake it off before kick-off. Craig Dawson will once again start in defence in place of suspended Gabriel Tamas. Fulham are expected to see the return of Aaron Hughes and Andrew Johnson. However, Dickson Etuhu and Bjorn Helge Riise will definitely not take part. Fulham could still be feeling the effects of their long match against Chelsea in midweek, where they lost on penalties but could still manage a draw at the Hawthorns.
Prediction: West Brom 0-0 Fulham
 
Wigan v Tottenham: Wigan will be without their leading striker Hugo Rodallega, who is out for up to a month with a knee injury. Emmerson Boyce looks doubtful with a hamstring injury and Steven Gohouri and Antolin Alcaraz are definitely out. As for Tottenham. Well they are without Niko Kranjcar, Roman Pavlyuchenko, William Gallas and Aaron Lennon, with Benoit Assou-Ekotto looking doubtful with a throat infection. Tottenham are in good form of late and could be too strong for a Wigan side that they beat 9-1 back in November 2009.
Prediction: Wigan 0-3 Tottenham
 
Stoke v Manchester United: Stoke are without striker Kenwyne Jones, who picked up a hamstring injury in the Carling Cup in midweek. Matthew Upson put in a man-of-the match performance in that game, which could earn him a start against the champions. Rio Ferdinand looks set to make his return to the Man Utd starting line up and Javier Hernandez looks to have overcome his shin injury to also feature in the match. Despite his two goals in mid week, Michael Owen does not look to have any chance of start for United. Stoke are always a tough team to beat at Britannia Stadium but expect Manchester United to have just a little too much for them.
Prediction: Stoke 1-2 Manchester United
 
QPR v Aston Villa: QPR have acquired a rather interesting bunch of top flight players since their promotion to the Premier League and could be set to make a charge up the table. Injury prone Kieran Dyer is still out with a foot injury and Clint Hill has headed to Nottingham Forest on loan. Aston Villa will be without Darren Bent, who is out with a groin problem and Emile Heskey is also unavailable. However, Jemaine Jenas could be set to make his debut for the club. While QPR do have some top players in their side, they will need time to gel and Aston Villa are proving a difficult side to beat this season.
Prediction: QPR 2-2 Aston Villa
 
Norwich v Sunderland: Norwich will once again be without Zak Whitbread, who has a hamstring injury, while Elliott Ward and Dani Ayala are still out with knee injuries. Other than that, Norwich have no new absentees for the visit of Sunderland. Sunderland will be without Phil Bardsley, who will be serving his second of a four match ban. David Meyler, Craig Gordon and Fraizer Campbell are still not fit so will miss out. This one could be close but the home advantage may just give Norwich the edge.
Prediction: Norwich 2-1 Sunderland
Liverpool Captain Steven Gerrard says time out was a nightmare

Liverpool Captain Steven Gerrard says time out was a nightmare

When speaking to the press after his team 2-1 over Brighton on Wednesday, Steven Gerrard talked of his time out with injury saying it was a nightmare for him.
 
He said  when speaking to a reporter “It’s been a nightmare for me. I’m not the best when I’m out injured and watching games, tt’s been tough and the last six months have been a rollercoaster.”.
 
Steven Gerrard was close to recovery late June and then had a major setback when he picked up an infection which put his recovery process further back. In what Liverpool fans will view as an important come back given there recent slump in form, there captain got 15 minutes at the close of the game against Brighton .
Fernando Torres a waste of money?
Fernando Torres a waste of money?
Chelsea played Manchester United at Old Trafford today and, although Fernando Torres did manage to get on the score sheet, he also missed a number of chances, including an open goal. The chances missed by Torres could have brought Chelsea back into the game, which they ended up losing 3-1.
 
Fernando Torres joined Chelsea during the January transfer window from Liverpool for a massive fee of £50million and he is proving time and again that the value does not match the player. It seemed that Torres may have found his old form after getting on the score sheet but failed to take advantage of a number of chances and missed a sitter in the second half.
 
Anybody involved with Liverpool must be watching and laughing as Fernando Torres was past his best for the months leading up to the transfer window. Meanwhile Chelsea fans must be ruing the missed chances that Torres continues to throw away. Fernando Torres could very much destroy Chelsea’s title chances and a move away from the club could become a possibility if his fortunes do not improve.
Tottenham vs Liverpool early battle for Champions League spot
Tottenham vs Liverpool early battle for Champions League spot
It is still very early in the season but today’s match between Tottenham and Liverpool is likely to have a bearing on the outcome of the final Champions League spot. It seems almost certain that Manchester United, Chelsea and Manchester City will be fighting it out at the top of the table.
 
So with just one more place in the Champions League up for grabs, today’s match could turn out to be very important. Arsenal could also be in the running for a Champions League spot but with their poor start to the season and their new signings being uninspiring, it is beginning to look very doubtful.
 
Liverpool will be without Glen Johnson for the trip to White Hart Lane as he suffered a recurrence of his hamstring injury. Steven Gerrard is also unavailable as he is still a week or two away from his return to Premier League action but could feature against Brighton in the Carling Cup in midweek.
 
Tottenham will be without Aaron Lennon and William Gallas, who are still out with injuries of their own, while Ledley King will face his usual late fitness test. Michael Dawson is definitely out, while Rafael van der Vaart could make his return to the side. Don’t be surprised if this is a 0-0 draw.