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The last time Tottenham beat Liverpool at Anfield, Luka Modric faced Jay Spearing, and the Reds defense, including Jamie Carragher, could only stop a streaker


Liverpool’s hunt for a colossal four-fold continues on Saturday as they take on the top four in pursuit of Tottenham at Anfield.

It won’t be an easy task against Antonio Conte’s men, but the Reds know that, at the moment, Spurs are not heading to Merseyside with much confidence due to recent history.

Klopp is determined to win a second Premier League title
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The last time Tottenham beat Liverpool at Anfield, Luka Modric faced Jay Spearing, and the Reds defense, including Jamie Carragher, could only stop a streaker
And Tottenham are the next team that stands in their way
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The Lilywhites have failed to win against the ‘mentality monsters’ since May 2011.

It’s an incredible stretch that has given some of Spurs excellent form in the 2010s, which saw them have a few Premier League titles under Mauricio Pochettino before Jurgen Klopp helped restore some natural order.

The 2-0 win even saw the north Londoners move Liverpool into fifth with one game left in the season.

Both clubs now have squads full of international superstars, whether in the starting XI or on the bench – and sometimes even left at home.

Almost 11 years ago, however, things were a bit different and while the teams certainly have talent in them, they are nothing like the clubs we see in front of us now.

Remember, Tottenham’s goalscorers that day were Luka Modric – now in a fifth Champions League final – with Real Madrid, and Dutch legend Rafael van der Vaart.

The last time Tottenham beat Liverpool at Anfield, Luka Modric faced Jay Spearing, and the Reds defense, including Jamie Carragher, could only stop a streaker
Van der Vaart scored a superb strike in May 2011 at Anfield
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Also in the Spurs squad that day were heroes Ledley King, Michael Dawson, Danny Rose and Aaron Lennon.

While they were accompanied by Younes Kaboul during a rare outing at right-back, with Steven Pienaar, during an unfortunate spell at the club, on the left wing.

Carlo Cudicini was the man between the sticks, and at the other end of the pitch was Peter Crouch in the lead.

But who was opposed to future Ballon d’Or winner Modric in midfield? Well, that day was Lucas Leiva and Jay Spearing for Liverpool.

Under Kenny Dalglish, who took charge of the club permanently for the first time after his interim role replacing Roy Hodgson, the pair were not the strongest opposition.

The last time Tottenham beat Liverpool at Anfield, Luka Modric faced Jay Spearing, and the Reds defense, including Jamie Carragher, could only stop a streaker
Spearing was Modric’s opponent in 2011
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The last time Tottenham beat Liverpool at Anfield, Luka Modric faced Jay Spearing, and the Reds defense, including Jamie Carragher, could only stop a streaker
Meanwhile, Carroll and Suarez were trying to score against Spurs
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Dirk Kuyt and Maxi Rodriguez, who were trying to create for new signings Andy Carroll and Luis Suarez, joined them in midfield.

Meanwhile, Pepe Reina, Jon Flanagan, Glen Johnson, Martin Skrtel and Jamie Carragher tried to stop Spurs and ultimately failed.

But in the end, the only thing they managed to stop was a streaker who walked across the Anfield turf with his club ending the season on a negative note.

Surprisingly, at the time, Tottenham boss Redknapp wasn’t even keen on qualifying for the Europa League, seeing him as a hindrance.

The last time Tottenham beat Liverpool at Anfield, Luka Modric faced Jay Spearing, and the Reds defense, including Jamie Carragher, could only stop a streaker
Liverpool defense couldn’t stop Spurs but they stopped a streaker
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Nonetheless, a 2-1 victory over Birmingham City a week later confirmed their fifth place finish as Roman Pavlyuchenko netted two blistering strikes – those were the days.

Now, personnel and ambitions couldn’t be further apart for both clubs as a Champions League place and a Premier League title hang in the balance.

How Tottenham and Liverpool looked the last time Spurs won at Anfield

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The last time Tottenham beat Liverpool at Anfield, Luka Modric faced Jay Spearing, and the Reds defense, including Jamie Carragher, could only stop a streaker
This team lost to Spurs under Dalglish in 2011

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The last time Tottenham beat Liverpool at Anfield, Luka Modric faced Jay Spearing, and the Reds defense, including Jamie Carragher, could only stop a streaker
They are the last team to secure a league victory for Tottenham at Anfield

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