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Six of the best – Liverpool v Spurs games

Liverpool take on Tottenham in the Premier League this weekend, a fixture which has provided more than its fair share of memorable moments and great games.

Each will be looking to secure a positive result and maintain their unbeaten records season, with the stage set for another classic contest between the teams in north London.

Ahead of the game, we’ve remembered some of the best Premier League games between Liverpool and Spurs.

Tottenham 3-3 Liverpool (1998)

Tottenham and Liverpool played out an enthralling encounter during the 1997/98 season, as the two teams shared six goals in a thriller at White Hart Lane.

Spurs – battling against relegation – took the lead on three occasions in north London, but each time were pegged back. Jurgen Klinsmann opened the scoring for Spurs with a trademark header after rising to power home David Ginola’s cross, before Steve McManaman levelled for Liverpool.

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Ginola restored Spurs’ lead with a moment of individual brilliance, as the mercurial Frenchman curled home an effort from outside the area. Back came Liverpool however, who equalised for a second time through Paul Ince’s acrobatic overhead kick.

Spurs then thought they had snatched a precious win when Ramon Vega headed home a corner with ten minutes remaining, but McManaman rescued a result for Liverpool after Michael Owen’s effort came back off the post.

Tottenham 4-0 Liverpool (2011)

Tottenham were a fun watch under Harry Redknapp, weren’t they?

Spurs stunned Liverpool with a September demolition of the Reds in 2011, a fixture which saw Emmanuel Adebayor celebrate his home debut with a brace.

Luka Modric had opened the scoring after bending a brilliant effort past Pepe Reina from distance, before Liverpool’s afternoon went from bad to worse. Charlie Adam was sent off for a rash challenge on Scott Parker, having been booked for an earlier tackle on the irrepressible Gareth Bale.

Bale had tormented stand-in right-back Martin Skrtel and the Slovakian defender’s dismissal soon saw Liverpool reduced to nine men. Spurs stepped up the pressure and made their advantage count, as Jermain Defoe doubled the home side’s lead.

Adebayor capitalised on a mistake from Reina to poke home from close range for the third and completed the rout late on.

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Tottenham 0-5 Liverpool

Liverpool were beginning to find momentum under Brendan Rodgers during the 2013/14 campaign when the Reds put on a five-star show at White Hart Lane.

The Merseysiders had thrashed Norwich (5-1) and West Ham (4-1) in their previous two fixtures and continued their free-scoring form in north London. Luis Suarez – captaining the side in Steven Gerrard’s absence – scored twice for Liverpool, with Jordan Henderson, Jon Flanagan and Raheem Sterling also on target for the visitors.

Suarez’s goals continued a scintillating run of form from the Uruguayan, who made it eight goals in three Premier League fixtures with his brace against Spurs. Paulinho was also sent off for the home side, for a high challenge on Suarez.

It was a result that brought an end to Andre Villas-Boas’ reign as Spurs manager, with the club’s board sacking the head coach after another heavy defeat. Spurs had been hit for six at Manchester City just three weeks earlier.

Remembering just how special Luis Suarez’s performances were in 2013/14

Liverpool 3-2 Tottenham (2015)

Liverpool kept their hopes of Champions League football alive after a dramatic win over top-four rivals Tottenham in February 2015.

Liverpool twice surrendered leads before Mario Balotelli emerged as the unlikely hero, with the Italian forward scoring his first Premier League goal for the club late on.

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Lazar Markovic (remember him?) gave Liverpool an early lead, but Harry Kane equalised with the 23rd goal of a brilliant breakthrough season at Spurs. Steven Gerrard’s penalty restored Liverpool’s lead early in the second half, but another equaliser – this time from Mousa Dembele – saw Spurs back on terms.

Balotelli – who had struggled to make an impact after his summer move from AC Milan – then came off the bench to snatch a vital win for Liverpool, as the forward for across his marker to turn home Adam Lallana’s cross from close range.

Liverpool 2-2 Tottenham (2018)

Four goals, late drama, a missed penalty and some special strikes, Liverpool’s 2-2 draw with Tottenham in 2017/18 really had it all.

Mohamed Salah’s third-minute goal looked to have secured Liverpool a narrow win as the game headed into the closing stages, before the action erupted in the final ten minutes.

First, Victor Wanyama’s thunderbastard from distance equalised for Spurs, as the Kenyan blasted home from distance at the Kop End. In a pulsating finale, Harry Kane saw his poor penalty saved by Loris Karius, after being brought down inside the penalty area.

It looked like a miss that would haunt the Spurs striker when Salah scored his second in stoppage time, weaving through the north London side’s defence to score a sensational individual effort.

Still there was time for more drama.

Virgil van Dijk’s challenge on Erik Lamela resulted in a second penalty for Spurs and Kane made no mistake at the second attempt, blasting past Karius to earn the visitors a result in the 95th minute.

Breathless.

Liverpool 4-3 Tottenham (2023)

Liverpool and Tottenham produced another all-time classic in April 2023, a game that saw seven goals shared, a thrilling comeback and one dramatic winner.

Jurgen Klopp’s side looked set to rack up a huge scoreline as the Reds raced into a three-goal lead inside the first 15 minutes, with Curtis Jones opening the scoring and goals from Luis Diaz and Mohamed Salah adding to Liverpool’s lead.

Spurs had been humiliated at Newcastle – finding themselves 5-0 down after 20 minutes – the previous week and those in the travelling contingent must have feared the worst.

However, Spurs showed spirit and Harry Kane volleyed home a lifeline before the break, before Son Heung-min raced away to score a second and set up a nail-biting finish. The visitors looked to have rescued a point in stoppage-time as Richarlison headed home, but there was time for one late twist as Liverpool went up the other end to find a winner seconds later.

Diogo Jota capitalised on a mistake from Lucas Moura to fire home a 94th-minute decider, in an unforgettable conclusion at Anfield.

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