After a tense but ultimately vital victory against Crystal Palace last week, Tottenham return to White Hart Lane early on Saturday for the first home glamour tie of the season. Four points from Everton away and Palace at home represent the exact same return from those fixtures last term, although after just two games of last season we only had one point so our 2016/17 start has undoubtedly been better.
With confidence high, it is now time for us to lay down a marker to show that we can improve on last year's surprising title challenge. The perfect way to do that is by beating Liverpool for the first time since 2012 on Saturday.
The Scousers are still reeling from losing 2-0 to Burnley last week, although it's important to realise that Jurgen Klopp sets up his side in a way that makes them far better against teams who come at them then versus sides who play with eleven men behind the ball at all times.
This match won’t be as open as Liverpool’s opening day victory against Woolwich, but there should still be goals. The big questions will be: How will Michel Vorm cope against top class opposition like Coutinho, Firmino and Sturridge? And can Liverpool’s suspect defence hold firm against the guile and creativity of Spurs’ front four?
I suspect that whichever team deals with those questions better will win the game.
Prediction: 2-1 Tottenham.