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Michael Taylor 27th Nov 2010 - 12:01

Liverpool have a shout when Dirk Kuyt's about

Premier League betting preview - Tottenham v Liverpool - Sunday 16:00

After another unbelievable week for Harry Redknapp and Tottenham it's hard to believe anybody can beat them, let alone a Liverpool side with just a single away win all season.

Going into half time trailing north London rivals Arsenal 2-0 everything could have been so much different, but when you have players such as Luca Modric, Gareth Bale and Rafael van der Vaart there's no such thing as a lost cause.

Instead of folding like the Spurs of old they rebounded to win their first ever game at the Emirates and then followed it up with a dominant 3-0 win back at White Hart Lane against Werder Bremen.

They're now back within touching distance of the front runners domestically while qualification to the knock out round of the Champions League has been assured.

We all know it can't stay so perfect for them, after all it is Tottenham, and I think this Sunday their bubble could be burst, at least for one afternoon.

It's one of those scenarios that could be perfect for Liverpool.

They've had the week off, they're coming off a great performance against West Ham and most importantly, it seems Redknapp's men haven't quite worked out how to get over a European hangover.

After losing at the San Siro they came back and forced a miserable draw from Everton at the Lane and worse was to come when they beat Inter at home, they followed that up with a 4-2 battering at the hands of Bolton.

Roy Hodgson will be feeling a big scalp is up for grabs and he'll be looking towards his front men to make their case in the absence of Steven Gerrard.

Fernando Torres hasn't quite hit the high notes we all expected following his brilliant double against Chelsea a few weeks ago but he has been looking sharper and sharper each week.

The Spaniard will be hoping his hard work pays off this weekend and his chances are look good give Redknapp's recent admission that he struggles to make his team defend given their attacking flair.

This might have turned Tottenham into the most exciting team in England but for an astute manager like Hodgson, who favours counter attacking and solid defence over flair, this massively helps his cause.

Torres is lightening quick on the break while Maxi Rodriguez, Raul Meireles and Glen Johnson all have a role to play down the wings.

For me though the X Factor could be Dirk Kuyt who has been showing the willingness Liverpool will need if they want to mount an assault on the Europa League.

Kuyt has often been criticised for having poor touch but his work ethic cannot be faulted and he often chips in with vital goals, including three in his last four appearances against Tottenham.

The Dutchman also notched last week and I fancy he can get another this week and looks great value at 10/3 to do so.

In terms of the match I find it hard to believe Spurs won't score after watching them over the past few weeks - I also find it hard to lay off Gareth Bale as an anytime scorer at 10/3.

However, I just feel the Reds can pull off one of their best results of the season.

They're a very generous 11/4 to grab the win, with 11/1 about a 2-1 away win being my bet of choice on the correct score market.

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