There is some evidence to suggest that Liverpool will be facing their biggest test of the season at Tottenham on Sunday afternoon.
Not only will the Reds be heading to a ground where they've lost on their last six visits in league and cup games, they’ll also be going there without their captain and one of their two prolific goalscorers.
With Steven Gerrard and Daniel Sturridge definitely out (BBC) of the match, Brendan Rodgers will have been delighted that Jordan Henderson has recovered from the challenge which saw West Ham's Kevin Nolan sent off at Anfield last weekend (Liverpool Echo), ensuring that the Reds don't have any further injury problems as they take on a side who go into the weekend just three points behind them despite scoring 19 fewer goals in the league this season.
As ever, Liverpool will be looking to Luis Suarez to be their inspiration in the contest, but despite popular belief and no little practice, the Uruguayan isn't going to be able to do it all on his own.
Rodgers will have to name a team around him, and here is the line-up that the Northern Irishman could pick: