“Keeping every ounce of pressure on Leicester is crucial now – and this is the only occasion in the next month that Spurs will play their match BEFORE their title rivals.
“Of course, Tottenham have other significant goals – finishing above Arsenal and qualifying for the Champions League are two – but to settle for mere local superiority now would be a real disappointment when the prospect of only a third title win has seldom seemed so tantalising since their 1961 success.
“By the way, Spurs lost both that 1973 Uefa Cup match, and the tie, to Liverpool and have won only six of 72 league visits to Anfield – probably not what they wanted to hear.”
Liverpool manager: “When Tottenham play against Liverpool it is usually not a birthday party. It is a hard fight.
“The next day Leicester play Southampton – we know what can happen against Southampton. Arsenal should not stop dreaming as they have a few points to get an everything is possible. We are not involved so I am interested but we are involved tomorrow and that is important.
“It is unbelievable how strong they [Spurs] are – everyone could see it in the [England] national team. That is good for Tottenham but not for us unfortunately.”
Tottenham head coach Mauricio Pochettino: “We need to give the credit to Leicester. They are top because they deserve to be. From the beginning of the season they were fantastic. We cannot take the credit from them.
“We are in a very good position but we cannot compare with another team. We need to fight. We have seven games and it’s important to fight until the end of the season with the possibility to achieve good things.
“One is the possibility to win the title and the other is to finish in the top four, which is important for us.”
Would a draw be enough for Tottenham’s title hopes? With Leicester playing on Sunday, I think they would take a point and see what happens.
Pochettino is not going to go all out for a win because that would play into Liverpool’s hands, and I think avoiding defeat will be his priority. If they don’t win, then they are still in contention.