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Luis Suarez of Liverpool and Kyle Walker of Tottenham Hotspur in action

By JUSTIN FERGUSON

Liverpool’s visit to  Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane headlines a jam-packed Soccer Sunday of action from all over the world.

Liverpool have posted impressive back-to-back victories thanks to the continued hot streak of striker Luis Suarez, but the Reds have not fared well away from Anfield in recent weeks. Suarez and Company will go up against one of the English Premier League’s toughest defenses in Tottenham Hotspur, who have only allowed seven goals at home this season.

Another European match to watch today will be Inter Milan’s visit to Napoli, a Top-4 battle of high-powered offenses in Serie A. Napoli have been extremely tough to beat at home this season, outscoring opponents 17-6 at the San Paolo. Inter Milan are currently on an eight-match unbeaten run in league play and will be looking for an extra boost ahead of next weekend’s Milan Derby.

The day’s action will wrap up in Mexico, where Club Leon hold a 2-0 aggregate lead over defending champions Club America in the Apertura Playoff Final. Leon have one hand on the title after their big win at home earlier in the week, and they will head to the famed Estadio Azteca looking secure the league title.

If you will be watching today’s action, please feel free to share your thoughts, opinions and some play-by-play in the comments section below.

Enjoy the action (Today’s TV schedule is after the jump):

8:30am – Aston Villa vs. Manchester United – NBC Sports Network

8:30am – Norwich City vs. Swansea City – NBC Sports Live Extra

9am – Fiorentina vs. Bologna – beIN Sport USA

11am – Tottenham vs. Liverpool – NBC Sports Network

11am – Lille vs. Bastia – beIN Sport USA

11am – Real Sociedad vs. Real Betis – beIN Sport en Español

11:30am – Bayer Leverkusen vs. Eintracht Frankfurt – GolTV USA

12:30pm – Juventus vs. Sassuolo – beIN Sport USA

1pm – Sevilla vs. Athletic Bilbao – beIN Sport en Español

2:45pm – Napoli vs. Inter Milan – beIN Sport USA

3pm – Lyon vs. Marseille – Univision Deportes

3pm – Atletico Madrid vs. Valencia – beIN Sport en Español

3:30pm – Velez Sarsfield vs. San Lorenzo – GolTV USA

7pm – Club America vs. Club Leon – Univision

88 comments
    • Citronomics

      How do you think Rodgers adjusts the lineup today without Gerrard? Guessing we have a midfield triangle with Lucas in his holding spot and Allen interchanging with Henderson. Should be a great match and hoping Luis can bang a couple in.

      Cheers

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      • Bean

        It’s going to be a tough match without Henderson, Sturridge, and Gerrard.

        False 9 may work…

        ——Aspas—–Suarez
        ————-Coutinho
        Sterling——-Lucas—–Moses
        Flanno—Sakho–Skrtl–Glen
        ————–Mignolet

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      • Citronomics

        Thought Henderson would be in the squad today? If not, then your lineup with Countinho up top with Suarez and give Allen a run out at CAM behind the strikers. Don’t think Aspas or Alberto have shown enough to start.

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      • Bean

        Hendo is starting.

        Lucas, Hendo, Allen midfield, and Sterling, Suarez, Coutinho up top. Likely a 4-3-3

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      • Bean

        Here’s the confirmed line up:

        Mignolet, Flanagan, Sakho, Skrtel, Johnson, Allen, Lucas, Henderson, Sterling, Coutinho, Suarez.

        Bench:
        Jones, Kelly, Agger, Toure, Moses, Aspas, Alberto.

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  • Citronomics

    Tough day at the office for Guzan. AV with sloppy passing in their third of the pitch leading to that third goal. Maybe Guzan could’ve done better in reacting to get a hand on Cleverly’s shot I dunno. Regardless, thinking Man Poo has 1 or 2 more in them.

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  • k

    Reds never say DIE

    where is Agger?

    and why doesn’t Jozy score for Sunderland? or take Freekicks or Penalty Kicks? It would up his morale

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    • usaalltheway

      That is a great question with regards to the free kicks. He seems to have a knack at those.

      His performance yesterday is going to cost him. He is usually Sunderland’s best player but his lack of scoring is on him at this point. That missed goal yesterday was inexcusable. He will be bench for the next game because of it.

      Jozy’s a head case. He needs to stop letting his frustrations getting the best of him. Again, one could see it yesterday. He let’s things in the game affect him too much.

      It’s going to be a long year for him. He and Sunderland are in serious trouble.

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  • John

    Jones on the bench for the 3rd match in a row for Schalke now. Does he try to leave in the January window? Does Klinsmann stick with him even if he goes to a smaller club or is on the bench the rest of the year?

    Johannsson and AZ continue to fall off the pace a bit as they loose and he doesn’t score for a 3rd straight match. Is that something to start to worry about or will they bounce back?

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    • John

      Of coarse now comes Jones off the bench for Schalke. Its just been a strange year with Jones and the different reports surrounding him.

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      • Bean

        Surprisingly good today. Hodgsen is likely interested by this performance. Sterling has looked better the last few weeks,

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      • Brad

        Sterling is not looking like a 19 year old I sure tell you that. He seems to be enjoying his football.:)

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  • Bean

    His name is Suarez
    He wears the famous red
    I just can’t get enough, I just can’t get enough

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  • Citronomics

    Hendo hits the net. Happy for him as he’s been involved in the attacking play. Crazy sequence with two great saves from Lloris. Where is the Tottenham D? Answer shredded.

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  • frank from santiago

    cracking game so far, but I must say, spurs are a mess in the midfield, where supposedly they spent most of their money. soldado is not a lone forward kind of player., together w/ defoe would help a lot. chadli is the only midfielder doing anything…..liverpool sure are fun to watch….

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  • Adam

    Turns out Bale was that important to Tottenham. Absolutely no threat to the Liverpool D so far.

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    • GW

      Yeah. It’s amazing how many flaws can be disguised by a dynamic attacker who can regularly score anytime, and make goals out of almost nothing.

      Amazing to think an 80 million? player could be a steal at the price.

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  • Citronomics

    Nice form on Paulinho’s spinning back heel into Suarez. Way to make a smart play when your team is trying to get back in the game. See ya dip$h$t.

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    • Adam

      Waiting to see if anyone argues that shouldnt have been a red… Not that it couldnt have happened to a nicer guy…

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      • Citronomics

        It was deliberate. Luis clearly beat him to the ball and Paulinho planted his raised cleat into the midsection. Now is Luis is swell guy. Nope, he’s a tool (and probably troubled personally given his behavior) so I get some folks won’t mind or perhaps like what happened.

        Cheers all

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      • Adam

        Completely agree, definitely a red regardless of anyone’s opinion of Suarez.

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    • SJ

      Looks like Paulinho was Kung fu fighting (HAH)
      Cause Suarez was fast as lightning
      That high boot was a little bit frightening
      But it came with shitty timing

      The second goal makes me wonder if Lloris would be an awesome volleyball player.

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    • Travis

      when it happened live i thought suarez had made a meal out of it due to his scream, upon replay it was a very obvious red

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  • Adam

    Suarez has to be a top 5 striker in the world right? Messi, Ronaldo, then either Falcao or Suarez…

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      • k

        oh right Aguero. He’s quite underrated though maybe because he has the likes of Messi,Tevez and Higuain ahead of him for Argentina

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    • usaalltheway

      If we are taking strikers…pure, out and out goal scorers, than the crazy, big-teeth, Uruguayan is it. I didn’t see this game, I was sleeping but having 16 plus goals in only ten games is very impressive indeed.

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  • SJ

    If Arsenal/Man City shows that Arsenal are pretenders to the EPL throne, this game is proving Tottenham are pretenders to a Champions League spot.

    And Liverpool scores again.

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  • k

    5-0

    Reds just tore the Spurs a new butthole.

    And Spurs is a CL contender, or it was once,

    Bring on Man City and Chelsea. Gonna be a fantastic match.

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    • ThatKidNandez

      Losing Bale pretty much killed off any chance of them threatening any of the top contenders

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  • Brad

    Even though they have been eliminated from the champions, Juventus football has a good flavor to it. 2~0 28 minutes in.

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  • John

    Tottenham with a -12 goal difference against the top 5 teams in the table, after playing each once. Yet to win against any and only drawing Everton and Chelsea.

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    • Increase

      They call him an Mexican american. I think you would have to switch those around. Clearly a American Mexican.

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    • frank from santiago

      wow, very interesting ThatKidNandez, didn’t even know about him. also, Increase, he clearly states in the article that he feels 100% mexican.

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      • Increase

        Exactly, Mexican is the noun,

        I was also kinda joking around because most people would never think about the importance of switching the words.

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  • Sandtrout

    The way things have worked out, it’s a damn shame Dempsey didn’t end up at Liverpool, where he seemed destined to go. He’d probably still be over there.

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  • Fredo

    Gonna really detest seeing Rafa Marquez crowned Champion, but America don’t look like they’re coming back.

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