Vertonghen already thinking about Spurs clash with Liverpool

Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen sees their clash with Liverpool next month as a top four playoff.

Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen sees their clash with Liverpool next month as a top four playoff.

Vertonghen already has half an eye on what could prove a decisive clash with the Reds at Anfield on March 30.

"We probably need a win, so we will go for that," the Belgium international said.

"It was a bad day for us when we lost 5-0 at home to Liverpool in December but that game didn't reflect our strengths compared with theirs.

"We beat them at home last year and we went 2-1 up at Anfield last March, where we were the better side (Spurs eventually lost 3-2). That was one of our better performances last season.

"But we can do much better than we did against Everton. We play at Newcastle on Wednesday but then we have the time to train before we play Norwich and that's the most important thing.

"We need to work on our shape and our movement and then the sharpness will be there. Tim now has a chance to work on our shape. Until now, he has done a very good job. The club and the players believe in him."

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