Of course, neither of those placements on the table are necessarily indicative of either club's true ability, as they've both emerged as spectacularly inconsistent clubs with results that have made many stop and scratch their heads.
We have yet to see any true indicator of what either of these clubs are capable of doing this year in the Premier League, and fans of both sides are already regarding this match to be the most important test they've had thus far.
Liverpool has not won at White Hart Lane since 2008, but are hoping to change that as they climb the table and indulge their top-four dreams.
Tottenham seeks to prove that devastating losses in the opening stages of the season were nothing to worry about, and that the talent they possess on paper will finally translate to results on the pitch.
This match is about more than points for both Tottenham and Liverpool, and it should be an exciting match all around.
These are my predictions for Sunday at White Hart Lane.