I'm expecting an explosive atmosphere tonight with the return of Luis Suarez as Liverpool entertain Tottenham on the MNF at Anfield and Tottenham will be in for a really tough time. Harry Redknapp has been preoccupied with his court case and plans to get to Anfield by helicopter. Rafael Van Der Vaart limped off after 30 minutes last time out for Tottenham and would be a key miss for the Liverpool game, a side who have not lost in 11 matches at home this season in the Premier League.
The crowd will be loud and the game should be fast paced, especially if Kenny opts for the speed of Downing, Bellamy and Suarez in attacking areas. All these variables could make it a tough night for relatively inexperienced referee Michael Oliver and with the trickery and pace of the Liverpool players in the box and noisy Anfield fans, I can see Liverpool being awarded a pen tonight. They've been awarded quite a few recently and Gerrard has been putting them away. Bet365 go 6/1 on Liverpool scoring a pen.
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Liverpool and Tottenham are two of the league's biggest corner earners, with both home games for Liverpool and away games for Tottenham averaging almost 13 corners. This is hardly surprising given the aforementioned pace in attacking areas, coupled with overlapping full backs like Walker, Johnson and Enrique. Lennon may miss out again but Bale is likely to start and new signing Saha may add to the threat in behind for Tottenham if he gets the nod.
Liverpool v Tottenham advised tips:
Tip 1: Liverpool win @ 11/10 (general)
Tip 2: Gerrard to score a/t @ 10/3(Hills), brace @ 25/1(B/sq)
Tip 3: Liverpool v Tottenham corners over 11 @ 10/11 (B/sq)
Tip 4: Liverpool to score a pen at 6/1 (Bet365)
Note: 18/1 is available on Liverpool to miss a pen and should also be taken as cover.