Happy Spursday, Spursland! Today, Tottenham Hotspur take on Liverpool in the Premier League. Liverpool are off to a great start this season and have stuck close to the top of the table for quite a while. It's fair to say at this point that they're quite a bit better than the Liverpool of previous Roy Hodgson, Kenny Dalglish and Brendan Rodgers seasons. They're very serious challengers -- if not favorites at this point -- for top four.
Here are the lineups.
Team v Liverpool - Lloris; Walker, Capoue, Dawson, Naughton; Paulinho, Sandro; Lennon, Dembele, Chadli; Soldado. #THFC— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) December 15, 2013
Our subs v Liverpool - Friedel, Fryers, Holtby, Lamela, Townsend, Sigurdsson, Defoe.— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) December 15, 2013
Confirmed #LFC team news v Spurs: Mignolet, Flanagan, Sakho, Skrtel, Johnson, Allen, Lucas, Henderson, Sterling, Coutinho, Suarez.— Liverpool FC (@LFC) December 15, 2013
#LFC substitutes v Spurs: Jones, Kelly, Agger, Toure, Moses, Aspas, Alberto.— Liverpool FC (@LFC) December 15, 2013
Seeing Mousa Dembele listed as an attacking midfielder is interesting. He's obviously played that position quite a bit for Fulham and AZ, but he's better defensively than Paulinho, so you can color me surprised.
Kickoff is at 4 p.m. local time, 11 a.m. ET from White Hart Lane. You can catch the game on Sky Sports 1 in the UK, NBC Sports Network in the US and Sportsnet World in Canada. It's also streaming online on those networks' internet streaming services.