Luis Suarez will pit his unique skills against an old friend when Tottenham Hotspur visit Liverpool this weekend, with Jan Vertonghen relishing the chance to test his defending against 'an unbelievable player'.

The Reds' Uruguayan talisman has already struck 28 times in 26 Barclays Premier League appearances this season, helping to catapult his side into second place in the standings.

Having shared a dressing room with the division's top scorer when both men represented Ajax, Belgium international Vertonghen knows the talent of the No.7 even better than most.

And the versatile Spurs star is anticipating an interesting head-to-head when the first whistle is blown in a mouth-watering encounter at Anfield on Sunday.

"Suarez is an unbelievable player, but I love to play against the best strikers in the world and obviously he is up there," Vertonghen commented.

"I played with him for a couple of years at Ajax and even then he was pretty impressive.

"There could be some pre-match banter as we always liked each other, but when we get on the pitch it will be a different story."

Vertonghen struck twice in the corresponding fixture last season, although his brace on Merseyside proved futile as the Reds ran out 3-2 winners.

The 26-year-old is expecting a match packed with excitement again this time around, acknowledging that Brendan Rodgers' charges are currently looking 'very strong'.

He added: "Last time at Liverpool I scored two goals but unfortunately it wasn't enough to give us the points. Obviously my first job is to help keep a clean sheet but if I get the chance to score again I will try.

"It's a big game for us and for them obviously so we're looking forward to it. Both teams want to play football so it should be an exciting game.

"Liverpool have a good chance to win the title. They've got some difficult games to come but they look very strong at the moment. It will be a tough test but we are ready for it."