Next Up: Tottenham (h)

Sports - September 25, 2007

Liverpool host Tottenham in a crucial game in the race for fourth place. A race that Liverpool are currently behind by four points. A win here is vital.

After the last-gasp win at Aston Villa, Liverpool will need another win here to keep the pressure on the likes of Spurs, Villa and Man City above them.

Javier Mascherano serves the final match of his four game domestic ban. Benitez must therefore choose between bringing Alberto Aquilani back into midfield or keeping Steven Gerrard in a deeper role alongside Lucas Leiva.

Spurs beat Liverpool of the opening day of the season, while the corresponding fixture last season saw the home side win 2-1 on the final day.

The match will see former Reds Peter Crouch and Robbie Keane return to Anfield.

Kick off is 4pm, live on Sky Sports (UK).

Match Stats and Facts Courtesy of Kaycee