Liverpool host Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield on Tuesday 10th February 2015 (KO 20:00) in the 25th round of matches in the 2014-15 Premier League season.
Liverpool come into the match in seventh place on 39 points, while Spurs are in fifth place on 43 points. This will be the 168th time the two clubs have met.
The first meeting came on Boxing Day in 1894 when Liverpool, who had been established just two years earlier after a dispute with Everton, played a friendly at Tottenham Marshes in a game won 3-0 by Spurs. A further visit from Liverpool was even less successful in Easter 1895 with Spurs winning 6-0.
The first Football League meeting between the two clubs took place at White Hart Lane in November 1909 with Spurs winning 1-0 thanks to a Bert Middlemiss goal. He became the first Spurs player to score against both Merseyside clubs.
The reverse fixture that season was won by Liverpool 2-0 at Anfield, which had previously been the home of Everton before their move to Goodison Park.
All 139 League meetings played to date between Spurs & Liverpool have taken place in the Top Flight of English football.
Tottenham's 2-1 First Division win at Anfield in March 1912 would be their last at the ground for 73 years with the jinx finally being broken by a Garth Crooks goal in 1-0 win in March 1985.
The first FA Cup meeting came in the 5th Round in March 1968 and resulted in a 1-1 draw at the Lane. Liverpool won the replay 2-1.
To date, the clubs have met 7 times in the competition with Tottenham's only win coming at Anfield in the 6th Round in March 1995 when goals from Teddy Sheringham and Jurgen Klinsmann earned a 2-1 victory.
The teams first met in the Football League Cup in 1972 and have played 7 times in the competition with Spurs winning four games with two draws.
Liverpool's only win came in the 1982 Final at Wembley which was won 3-1 after extra time. Steve Archibald put Spurs ahead but Ronnie Whelan's brace and a goal from Ian Rush ensured that the Reds lifted the silverware.
The teams contested the Charity Shield in August that year with League Champions Liverpool beating FA Cup Winners Spurs 1-0.
Liverpool are one of three English clubs Spurs have played in European Competitions to date - the other being Manchester United and Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Spurs beat Liverpool in the 1973 UEFA Cup Semi-Final 2-1 with a brace of goals from Martin Peters but a 1-0 win to Liverpool in the second leg at Anfield meant that the Reds progressed to the Final on the away goals rule.
Two matches were played in Swaziland in June 1984 reulting in a 5-2 win for Liverpool and a 1-1 draw. In December 1985 and January 1986 the clubs met in the Screen Sport Super Cup - a competition played due to English club's being barred from European competition - with Liverpool winning both matches 2-0.
Both Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur were founder-members of the Premier League in season 1992-93 and are two of the seven clubs who have been ever-present in the competition for the past 23 seasons (Arsenal, Aston Villa, Chelsea, Everton and Manchester United are the other five).
The home fixture at White Hart Lane in November 2010 resulted in a 2-1 win for Spurs. Liverpool went ahead just before halftime with a goal from Martin Skrtel but Spurs came back in the second half with an own goal from Skrtel after 65 minutes and an injury-time winner from Aaron Lennon.
The reverse fixture at Anfield in May 2011 proved to be the UEFA Europa League decider with Spurs winning 2-0 with goals from Rafael van der Vaart and a Luka Modric penalty.
The game at White Hart Lane in September 2011 was won 4-0 by Spurs with goals from Luka Modric, Jermain Defoe and a brace from new loan signing Emmanuel Adebayor. Liverpool had both Charlie Adam and Martin Skrtel sent-off. The match at Anfield in February 2012 finished in a goalless draw, as did a tour match played in Baltimore, USA in July 2012.
Tottenham beat Liverpool in November 2012 at White Hart Lane 2-1. Aaron Lennon put Spurs ahead after 7 minutes and Gareth Bale added a second 9 minutes later from a free kick. In the second half, Bale deflected into his own net after 72 minutes.
Luis Suarez put Liverpool ahead at Anfield in March 2013 after 21 minutes but Jan Vertonghen equalised just before half-time. The Belgian defender put Spurs ahead eight minutes into the second half before Stuart Downing levelled things in the 66th minute. An 82nd minute Steven Gerrard penalty ensured that all three points went to Liverpool.
The Premier League game at White Hart Lane in December 2013 proved to be the last for Spurs manager André Villas-Boas, as Liverpool had an emphatic 5-0 win. Luis Suarez opened the scoring after 18 minutes with Jordan Henderson adding a second five minutes before half-time. Paulinho was shown a red card in the 62nd minute and Liverpool added three more goals through Flanagan, Surarez and Sterling,
Liverpool completed the double over Spurs with a 4-0 win at Anfield in May 2014. Younes Kaboul scored an own goal after just 2 minutes and Luis Surarez put the Reds further ahead after 25 minutes. Second half goals were added by Philippe Coutinho and Jordan Henderson.
Tottenham's unbeaten start to the 2014-15 season ended when Liverpool won 3-0 at White Hart Lane in August. Raheem Sterling opened the scoring after 8 minutes and second half goals were added by Steven Gerrard (penalty) on 49 minutes and Alberto Moreno on the hour mark.
Liverpool have won 21 of the 45 Premier League matches played so far with Tottenham on 13 wins and 11 games drawn. Overall, Liverpool have the upper hand over Spurs with 77 wins to 49 with 41 of the 167 matches played so far drawn.
They Played for Spurs & Liverpool....
Keith Burkinshaw (Liverpool player, Spurs manager)
Alex Inglethorpe (Development manager at both clubs)
Doug Livermore (Liverpool player, Spurs official)
Ronnie "The Rocket" Rosenthal
Neil "Razor" Ruddock
Graeme Souness (also Liverpool manager)