If Spurs don't win at Anfield, is the title race over?

They head to Anfield on Saturday

BY Simon Maguire 14:47 Friday 10 February 2017, 14:47 10 Feb 2017

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Tottenham Hotspur head to Anfield on Saturday realistically needing a win to keep the pressure on Premier League leaders Chelsea.

The Londoners are currently in second place, nine points behind their city neighbours, who travel to Burnley on early Sunday afternoon.

Tottenham are unbeaten in their last nine league matches although they needed a Harry Kane penalty to dispatch Middlesbrough last time out. 

They are still missing a couple of key players in Jan Vertonghen, Danny Rose and Erik Lamela but still boast the best defence in the division thus far.

Spurs couldn't have wished for a better time to face Jurgen Klopp's charges with their confidence the lowest it has been in years. 

Liverpool are enduring a miserable start to 2017 and have yet to win a league match on top of being knocked-out of both cup competitions. They have also lost back-to-back games at home against lowly Swansea and Hull City.

Chelsea head to 12th place Burnley but actually might have the tougher assignment. The home side have one of the best home records in the league and have won their last five home games in front of their own fans in all competitions. 

Should Spurs slip up on Merseyside, Chelsea will have the opportunity to extend their lead to either eleven or twelve points and that just might be enough for Antonio Conte to beginning penning his victory speech. 

However, a Spurs win followed by a Chelsea slip-up and it's game on. 

 

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