Picking a Combined Tottenham-Liverpool XI

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Picking a Combined Tottenham-Liverpool XI
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Liverpool travel to London to face Tottenham on Sunday afternoon. The Reds enjoyed two big wins against Spurs last season, 9-0 across the two clashes in the Premier League.

A similar result to the 4-0 win at White Hart Lane would kickstart the new season for Brendan Rodgers’ side.

But Spurs will be a different proposition under new boss Mauricio Pochettino. The Argentinian has made some nice signings this summer and will look to get he best out of his compatriot Erik Lamela this season.

Up until last season, Liverpool and Spurs were the two sides looking to try to force their way into the top four. The Reds did so last season in emphatic style, but the loss of Luis Suarez in the summer has led to comparisons to how Spurs lost Gareth Bale 12 months earlier.

Those comparisons, though, lack perspective and all-around context; Liverpool are a settled club and manager now and have added smartly to their squad, losing Suarez much earlier in the summer than Spurs lost Bale.

We’re making this combined XI between the sides based upon proven Premier League performances for their respective clubs (so, Lamela fans, you may be disappointed here).

We're going for a 4-3-3 shape.

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