Vertonghen: Suarez the difference between Liverpool and Tottenham

Jan Vertonghen claims Luis Suárez's stunning form is the main difference between Liverpool and Tottenham this term

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Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen Photo: The Sport Review

Jan Vertonghen believes that Luis Suarez’s stunning form is the main difference between Liverpool and Tottenham’s league positions.

Spurs travel to Anfield on Sunday fifth in the table and trailing Brendan Rodgers’ title hopefuls by nine points and having played a game more.

He is up there as one of the best strikers in the world

Luis Suarez

And Vertonghen believes that the Uruguay forward, who has scored 28 Premier League goals and made 11 assists in 25 games this term, is the difference between the two sides.

“Suarez,” said Vertonghen. “Suarez is the reason for that. At the moment he is up there as one of the best strikers in the world. I think he is the difference between the teams.

“[Daniel] Sturridge obviously is doing well and those two are very hard to stop. They are one of the best teams in the league and they show it every week.

“It is going to be very hard, especially at Anfield, and I hope we can play as we did last season because we did very well, not the result but the performance.”

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