Premier League
EPL Home
Football League
World Cup 2014
Euro Football Home
Russian Premier
Ligue 1
La Liga
Football Italiano
International Home
World Cup 2010
Euro 2012 Stadiums
Euro 2012
Denmark 2011
AFCON 2013
About Us
Write for us
Contact Us

Vertonghen: Suarez the difference between Tottenham and Liverpool

Bookmark and Share

By Andrew Tuft

Monday 24 March 2014

Jan Vertonghen believes his old Ajax teammate Luis Suarez is the reason Liverpool are challenging for the Premier League title and Tottenham Hotspur are fighting for the Champions League, Sky Sports has reported.

Jan Vertonghen

The two teams were previously competing for fourth place but the Reds have pushed up the table and are competing with the likes of Chelsea and Manchester City for top spot while Spurs are battling with Arsenal, Everton and Manchester United for a place in the Champions League.

Asked why the clubs have taken different trajectories in recent weeks, Vertonghen was sure of the cause. “Suarez. Suarez is the reason for that,” Vertonghen said.

“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,” the Belgium international added. “[Daniel] Sturridge obviously is doing well and those two are very hard to stop.”

Suarez and Vertonghen were together at the Amsterdam club until Suarez moved to Anfield in January 2011. Vertonghen headed to White Hart Lane in the summer of 2012.

Despite rating Suarez so highly Vertonghen has also been impressed by Liverpool as a whole. The sides meet next weekend and the centre-back is ready for a tough game. “They are one of the best teams in the league and they show it every week,” he said.

“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.

“We will try as many points as possible [in the rest of the season] and, in the end, we will see what we get. We will not give up until [the fourth place battle] is mathematically over. We will try to get as far as possible. With the mentality in the team, there is nothing wrong.”

See what the expert tipsters are tipping on OLBG

Related Articles


Chelsea’s Gary Cahill targeting the Champions League next season


Everton manager Roberto Martinez won’t risk Pienaar


Looking for a job in football? Submit your CV now


Manchester United’s Phil Jones ready to return to the first-team


Man Utd to offer Valdes and cash for Lloris to replace De Gea


The Top 5 Earners in Football


Tottenham vs Man City - Premier League preview and team news





Email Address *


Please enter code on left.

Terms & Conditions

* A valid email is required to submit a comment. Your email will not be displayed on this or any other website, nor will it be passed to any 3rd parties. For more information please see the terms and conditions.


By james russell on 24 March 2014 at 16:21

there is far more to Liverpool now than Louis Suarez, sterling and henderson have become better Sturridge is far better than anything spurs have and this will be highlighted again at Anfield very shortly just to remind you and your team mates that what happened at White hart lane wasn't a fluke and you really are over-rated





Follow us...




Premier League Football News

ArsenalAston VillaChelseaEvertonFulhamLiverpoolManchester CityManchester UtdNewcastle UtdNorwich City
ReadingQueens Park RangersSouthamptonStoke CitySunderlandSwansea CityTottenham HotspurWest Bromwich AlbionWest HamWigan Athletic






Kick Football News