Tottenham Hotspur brace for 'best player' Luis Suarez
Hugo Lloris admits Luis Suarez presents the biggest barrier to Tottenham's efforts to continue their recent revival with victory over Liverpool today.
Andre Villas-Boas' Spurs side have recovered impressively from the shock of losing 6-0 at Manchester City and will face the Reds at White Hart Lane knowing victory will bring them level on points with Brendan Rodgers' team.
Since the City defeat, which came on the back of a home loss to Newcastle, Spurs have won four and drawn one to haul themselves back into contention in the Premier League title race and wrap up qualification to the Europa League knockout stages.
Another victory would enhance belief at the north London club that the season is back on track but French goalkeeper Lloris knows they must cope with the threat of Suarez, the top flight's in-form striker who has scored 15 times already this season. "They have a very good team with a superb striker in Suarez," Lloris said. "It's true that, at the moment, maybe he's the best player in the Premier League, but we have to show good resilience when we come up against him and against the team as a whole.
"You know when you play against a great player that you have to expect anything at any moment, so we just have to make sure that we remain focused and concentrate on our game.
"It's important to get a good result against Liverpool and to get the win because there is only three points difference between them and us."
Meanwhile, Liverpool manager Rodgers believes the trip to Tottenham starts a run of four games that will give him a clear indication of what his team can aim for this season.
After the trip to White Hart Lane, Rodgers' team host Cardiff before travelling to Manchester City and Chelsea to finish off 2013.