Liverpool and Roy Hodgson came to White Hart Lane this afternoon looking for another victory over a London side after soundly defeating West Ham last time out. However, a win against West Ham, particularly at home, should have been expected.
Playing away from Anfield has been a real problem for the Reds this season, with Hodgson bringing his abysmal away record and tactics up to Liverpool.
The Reds will be without captain Steven Gerrard for several weeks which has allowed Raul Meireles to move into the central midfield role where he has been so much more effective.
Fernando Torres is again given a partner, this time David Ngog. But the Frenchman, having excelled in the Europa League this season, has once again fallen short in the league.
Still without Joe Cole, it is difficult to see where the creative spark for the Reds will come from. They have no one that is on par with Luca Modric of Spurs who provides the flair for the Londoners.
This week has seen Pepe Reina come out with comments saying that if Liverpool's performance and league position does not improve quickly, then star players may not be around Anfield next season. This is an ominous warning for the manager and new owners that where the club finishes this season is important and that this season should not written off so quickly.
The rebuilding needs to begin immediately, not next season.
Liverpool come up against a Tottenham team that has just booked its place in the next round of the Champions League, a competition that Liverpool must aim to get back into next season.