Monday, Anfield, 8pm, live on Sky Sports 1

IT'S all about the return of Luis Suarez at Anfield tonight after the Uruguayan served his eight-match ban.

The striker hasn't played since Boxing Day but is likely to be on the bench with Liverpool enjoying a good recent run, reaching the Carling Cup Final at the expense of Man City and knocking Man Utd out of the FA Cup.

Steven Gerrard is also back in the squad and in line to start against a Spurs side who are injury-ravaged.

Jermain Defoe, Rafael van der Vaart, Aaron Lennon and Emmanuel Adebayor are all major doubts while William Gallas, and Tom Huddlestone remain sidelined.

New signing Louis Saha could make his debut after signing from Everton if Defoe and van der Vaart don't make it. Saha is 9-1 (various) to score first.

However, it will be a tall order for the White Hart Lane men if their top stars don't make it. But they still have Gareth Bale and he'll need to be on his game.

Liverpool remain unbeaten at home this season but have drawn too many, seven out of 11 in the league, and this could be another stalemate.

The draw pays 12-5 (various) while Liverpool are 23-20 at William Hill, Ladbrokes and Paddy Power. Spurs are as big as 11-4 with BetVictor simply because they haven't beaten any of the top teams this season.

I can't pick a winner but hopefully there will be goals. Both to score pays 5-6 at Ladbrokes.

Liverpool have won their last three without Suarez with the likes of Craig Bellamy (7-1, William Hill) and Dirk Kuyt (10-1, Blue Square) rising to the challenge.

Even Andy Carroll (8-1, William Hill, bet365) hit the target at Wolves last week while penalty taker Gerrard is 9-1 at William Hill.

Kuyt could be the man to do the business and is 7-2 with Stan James to net at any time.

And that man Suarez is 6-1 with Blue Square and Coral to break the deadlock.

Bale will always be heavily backed and is 11-1 at Stan James to score first and 7-2 with Stan James and William Hill just to score.


Both teams to score

(5-6, Ladbrokes)

Kuyt to score

(7-2, Stan James)

Bale to score

(7-2, William Hill, Stan James)

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  1. Tommo 12 years ago

    What do you advise when taking up the Bet365 offer Mr F??

    • Mr Fixit 12 years ago

      Tommo, when you’re talking about in-play it’s difficult to comment without seeing how’s it’s going. But one example would be if you backed over 2.5 goals and there has only been one goal late on then go for the unders.

    • Mr Fixit 12 years ago

      John, it’s looking like an unders game but then so did Chelsea v Man Utd at half-time.

  2. craig alves 12 years ago

    disagree with u here paul. think spurs will win despite injuries to keep pressure on both manc clubs, especially since man u drew yday.liverpool struggle to break teams down and as you said home forms been poor,goin for bale 1st gl and 2-0& 3-1 spurs, scorecasts pay 100/1 & 200/1 with skybet

    • Mr Fixit 12 years ago

      Craig, as I’ve said it could go either way. I’d really like to see the starting line-ups before having a bet. If Spurs are without three of their best players as expected it will be tough for them. Liverpool have dropped silly points at home but have fared better against the top clubs. Looking forward to cracking game whichever way it goes.

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