Live: Tottenham 0 Liverpool 5

Moses drills in a low cross from the left but no-one can make it six for Liverpool. The whistle goes and that is it from White Hart Lane. A rout, good night.

Liverpool just running down the clock with the ball in their own half.

There will be three added minutes.

Coutinho off and Victor Moses on.

GOAL STERLING: The winger has earned his goal as he times his run on to a Suarez ball and calmly fires past the helpless Lloris.

Sterling chases down a long ball into the corner but then fouls Walker as he tries to retain possession.

GOAL SUAREZ: Just superb again as Suarez dinks the ball over the on-rushing Lloris from the edge of the Spurs area.

Sterling is clear on goal from a perfect Suarez pass but his heavy touch gives Lloris chance to gather. Coutinho also has a chance to add a fourth but trips over his own feet in comedy fashion in the Spurs box.

Liverpool burst forward again with numbers but Coutinho makes the wrong choice from a number of options and only manages to feed the ball to Lloris.

Lucas goes off and is replaced by Luis Alberto.

Townsend bursts down the left and centres but the ball is clear. Some petulence follows from Holtby and he is told to calm things down so avoids another yellow and an early bath.

GOAL FLANAGAN: Another one for Liverpool as the Spurs defence disintegrates. The young defender gets on the end of a cross from the right and smashes hom via the underside of the bar.

Suarez sets up Coutinho for a chance from the edge of the Spurs box but his attempted curler for the top corner is wide.

Suarez has a chance to finish Spurs off. He is found in space in the box but takes a touch on to his left foot before testing Lloris when perhaps should have shot earlier with his right.

Suarez tries to find the quicksilver Sterling with a ball over the top but the latter is caught offside.

Suarez is back on by the way for Liverpool looking none the worse.

Holtby clobbers Allen with a rash challenge and he goes in the book.

Suarez limps off clutching his chest and the game is about to restart.

Straight red for Paulinho. Suarez poleaxed as he pokes the ball past the Brazilian and the latter catches him in the midriff with a high boot.

Coutinho fouled on halfway and wins Liverpool a free-kick.

Penalty shout was for Soldado going down under pressure from Skrtel. Dembele off and Andros Townsend on for Spurs.

Free-kick rifled into the Liverpool box and Skrtel heads clear. Much better from Spurs as they have a penalty claim turned down and then Lennon has a shot blocked by a last-ditch tackle.

Nice play and then pass from Chadli on the left finds Holtby and he wins a corner for the hosts. It is headed clear by Flanagan.

Good work from Lennon as he bursts into the Liverpool box but he just loses control of the ball and it goes behind. But much brighter from Spurs at the moment.

Poor corner is headed clear as the heavens open.

Dembele fouls Henderson to give Liverpool a free-kick and a chance to get the ball into the Spurs box. Sterling then wins a corner on the right.

Great cross from Holtby has Mignolet under pressure and the keepr only half clears. Soldado then misses the target again from 15 yards.

Sterling floats a cross in from the right and Sakho manages to head against the post from a foot out. The ball bounces clear to Skrtel, who blazes wide.

Coutinho winds up for a shot from 25 yards but pulls his attempt left of the upright via a deflection.

Soldado almost immediately gets one back for Spurs but he goes for power and his effort is just over the bar.

Spurs take the restart and have brought on Zeki Fryers in place of Naughton.

Chris Green is back: "Spurs have been disappointing in almost every single department, and I am not surprised that their fans are frustrated. In order to stay in the game, they will need to come out in the second half and pull a goal back early on; otherwise, they can kiss goodbye to their chances of grinding something from this match."

Matt Bevens sums things up quickly: "As a Spurs fan pathetic is a thought that springs to mind David."

Chris Edwards says: "Yet again our useless midfield is exposed and our defence clowns should be in a circus. AVB will not know what to do as usual - the quicker he goes the better. 100 million for what. Unless something changes quick, we will be lucky to be mid table at end of season!"

Ian Fowler says: "What can i say dreadful display by Spurs. One hundred million spent and we can't create chances and when we do we have the worst striker in the premiership in Soldado, AVB to be gone over the christmas period and my team to finish mid table this season. We still need a couple of players at least."

Half-time at White Lane and Liverpool are 1/10 at Sky Bet. A Spurs comeback for a victory is 16/1 with the draw 7/1. The superb Suarez is 4/1 to get the next goal.

Whistle goes for the break.

Awful crossfield pass from Dembele goes out for a Liverpool throw on halfway.

There will be two added minutes.

Soldado shoulder charges Mignolet over and then shoots into the empty net but the whistle has gone for a foul on the Liverpool keeper.

Walker booked after clearly tugging the shirt of Flanagan.

GOAL HENDERSON: Liverpool double their lead after the midfielder fires home. He fails to beat Lloris at the first attempt, Suarez then has a shot tipped by the keeper but Henderson stays alert to volley in.

Spurs getting a foothold and Soldado pulls back a low ball from the left which Holtby fires wide of the Liverpool goal.

Spurs terrified again by the pace of Sterling but his shot is blocked on the edge of the area when a pass to Suarez may have been the better option.

Chadli drills a low ball into the Liverpool box and Soldado looks to get a slight touch goalward, which Mignolet gathers.

Nice work again down the left from Chadli but once more his cross is way too firm for the platyers in the box.

Lloris is very lucky as he totally misdjudges a long ball on the edge of his area which then drops to Suarez. The striker decides not to hit it first time and that gives the Spurs defence chance to get back and block his effort.

Corner to Spurs on the left taken by Holtby. Chadli has a free header from 10 yards but it goes over the bar.

Sandro picks up an injury and he is replaced by Lewis Holtby.

Two more close shaves for Spurs as Coutinho hits the bar with from the edge of the area and then Glen Johnson fires just wide of the upright from 25 yards.

Jordan Henderson cynically halted on halfway by Michael Dawson and the latter goes in the book.

Good cross from the left by Paulinho which Soldado heads just over from 12 yards.

Bursting run from Lennon, who then plays a one-two with Soldado on the edge of the Liverpool area. Lennon goes down trying to get the return but no penalty despite a cry from the Spurs fans.

Sterling threads a nice ball into Joe Allen but Lloris is alert and comes out to claim the ball at the feet of the former Swansea player.

Spurs press for the equaliser via a strong run form Mousa Dembele. he finds Nacer Chadli on the left, who gets to the byline and fires in a cross that is too strong for his team-mates in the centre.

GOAL SUAREZ: Brilliant from the captain as the ball breaks to him in the Spurs area, he beats one defender and coolly slots the ball past the despairng dive of Lloris.

Sterling again with a blistering turn of pace down the right but his cross is smothered by Lloris.

More danger on the right from Sterling as he beats Etienne Capoue and drills in a low cross that is just about cleared behind for a corner.

Liverpool win a corner on the left after Suarez's shot while on the ground is deflected behind.

Deep ball over the top from Mamadou Sakho tries to seek out Coutinho but is just too strong and is gathered by Lloris.

Sterling gets back well to challenge Naughton down the left and he wins a free-kick for Liverpool.

Liverpool get the ball back into the Spurs box and it drops to Sterling but his affort on goal is well wide of the target.

The free-kick is driven in low and after a bit of indecision, Lloris takes charge and punches clear.

Good crossfield ball finds Raheem Sterling and he is brought down by Naughton on the edge of the Spurs box in a good spot.

Space down the left for Flanagan but he is muscled off the ball by Kyle Walker, who then wins a free-kick.

Over-ambitious ball from his own half from Kyle Naughton runs harmlessly through to Mignolet.

The free-kick is delivered deep to the back post and there is a bit of shenanigans between Paulinho and Jon Flanagan but nothing comes of it.

Soldado goes down in a heap on the left wing under a challenge from Martin Skrtel and wins a free-kick.

The ball breaks to Paulinho on the edge of the Liverpool area but his shot is wild and goes over the bar.

Paulinho wins the ball on halfway but his ball out to Aaron Lennon on the right win is too strong and is out for a Liverpool throw-in.

Liverpool knocking the ball around with some confidence early on.

Luis Suarez finds Philippe Coutinho in the Spurs box after a weak clearance but his shot is tame and Hugo Lloris gathers.

Deft footwork from Simon Mignolet in his own area as Roberto Soldado closes in to try and nick the ball from him.

Liverpool get the game under way.

Chris Green says: "Do you agree with my prediction, or do you think Spurs will prove sterner opposition?" Well Chris, if I were a betting man I think Liverpool will win but narrowly.

Team news: Brendan Rodgers has handed Luis Suarez the captain's armband for the first time as Liverpool look to earn a morale-boosting win at Tottenham. Lucas replaces regular skipper Steven Gerrard in the only change from the XI that beat West Ham 4-1 last weekend. Roberto Soldado keeps his place in the Spurs team after scoring a hat-trick against Anzhi Makhachkala. There are seven changes in total from the game against the Russians.

Hi to Edd Irwin: "Hi David,Edd Irwin here from Durban,South Africa. Pool must win this game to send a message to the top four we are going to be in the running at the end of the season Saurez is playing well and Stirling is a good feeder I think he'll get a couple of goals. I'm going for a 3-2 win for Pool."

Thanks to Chris Green from Huddersfield: "I think this should be a piece of cake for the Reds this afternoon, as they're in red-hot form at the moment. Liverpool to win 3-0, with Suarez getting a hat-trick for the Merseysiders."

Kevin Hall says: "Both teams are pretenders to any title aspirations regardless of their table position. Spurs midfield dominance v Suarez magic makes this an intriguing and a likely ping pong type of game."

Thanks to Enam Ahmed: "We seriously need to stop relying on Suarez. We need goals from midfield. Coutinho, Sterling, Allen, Henderson and Lucas need to step up! Come on Red men!! YNWA"

Nathan Eastmead says: "i see this going as a 2-1 Liverpool win. Goals from suarez and sterling for liverpool and soldado for spurs. Still wouldn't be surprised if spurs manage to nick it towards the end especially with Soldado coming off of a hat-trick."

Tony Arnold says: "Hopefully now Soldado has started to score, he'll score the first goal and Tottenham will go on and win."

Not much between these two sides as you would expect and Sky Bet go 7/5 for a Spurs win, 2/1 a Liverpool victory and 12/5 the draw. Check out the link here for Price Boosts and a whole array of wagers!

Good afternoon to David Newman: "Watching this one in a freezing Israel, hit by a major snow storm. It will be close today but my money is on a home win 2-1 same result as previous years."

Hello to Dale Harris: "Massive LFC fan, really hope the boys can do it today, will be a tough game for us and a stern test of our top 4 credentials. Spurs played in mid week but have a bigger squad to choose from, Liverpool have rested but have 3 key injuries and I guess over the next couple of weeks will tell us if LFC will be there or there a bouts, I'm going for an away win, it really could go either way...YNWA."

Wesley Price says: "Think this game will be close but very open in the wider areas, I think spurs pack better quality within the central midfield area but will have to link the play between themselves and either defo or soldaldo. Predicting a high tempo game spurs to win 3-1 defo Lennon and dembele goals for spurs and Suarez for Liverpool COYS."

Liverpool: Mignolet, Johnson, Skrtel, Sakho, Flanagan, Lucas, Allen, Henderson, Coutinho, Sterling, Suarez. Subs: Brad Jones, Toure, Agger, Alberto, Aspas, Moses, Kelly.

Spurs: Lloris, Walker, Capoue, Dawson, Naughton, Sandro, Dembele, Lennon, Paulinho, Chadli, Soldado. Subs: Lamela, Holtby, Townsend, Defoe, Sigurdsson, Friedel, Fryers.

Thanks to Clive Sloan, who says: "Hopefully we can tame Suarez and get another vital home win and three points , 2-1 Tottenham."

Josh Awome says: "I think for Liverpool to taken seriously they need to put in a strong performance and come away with a result at white hart lane today!"

Tony from the west midlands says: "The game will be big test for liverpool to see whether are genuine or not and to see whether can challenge for the title, this can be our year."

Thanks to James Cox from London: "With Liverpool back on goal scoring form,im going for a 4-0 win to the reds,with a hatrick from suarez,and the other from sakho. Come on you reds!!!

Good afternoon and welcome along to our live text commentary from White Hart Lane. Drop me a line at with your thoughts on how you think this one will play out.

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