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Liverpool defender Skrtel desperate to end Spurs hoodoo

Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel hopes for an upturn in fortunes at Tottenham tonight.

Skrtel endured a shaky start to the current campaign but has been in much better form recently and he is determined to help Liverpool stretch their unbeaten run in the Barclays Premier League to a ninth game.

"I certainly don't want to repeat what happened season because it was horrible," said Skrtel, reflecting on a 4-0 defeat. "I didn't play in my own position and I ended up getting sent off. The year before I broke my jaw after banging heads with Carra but that is football.

"I have to forget about these things and look forward. The expectations when you are at Liverpool are always high and that's still the same. All we are doing is going from game to game and trying to get as many points as we can and hopefully at the end of the season we can be in the top four."

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