BBC Sport pundit shares his Liverpool vs Tottenham prediction
Mark Lawrenson has shared his Liverpool vs Tottenham prediction, telling BBC Sport that Spurs are too unconvincing on the road to take a share of the points from Anfield.
Saturday’s clash on Merseyside is absolutely massive for both sides. Liverpool find themselves one point adrift of Manchester City at the top of the Premier League table.
Meanwhile, Tottenham find themselves two points back of Arsenal in the race for the top-four.
Liverpool’s task of catching City has been made no easier by events this week. Pep Guardiola’s men are now only fighting for the league title after their Champions League exit.
Spurs meanwhile, let their grip on fourth spot slip. They have won one of their last three, while their North London neighbours have taken nine points from nine after a blip of their own.
A draw would probably suit neither Liverpool or Tottenham. And Lawrenson believes that it will be Jurgen Klopp’s men who get that crucial result.
“The Reds have two more cup finals to look forward this season, and I think they will see off Tottenham too, to maintain their challenge,” he told BBC Sport, as he backed a 2-1 Liverpool win.
“An evening kick-off under the Anfield lights will help boost the atmosphere, but the main reason I am backing Jurgen Klopp’s side here is more down to the fact Spurs are so unconvincing on the road.
“Antonio Conte’s side got that brilliant win over Manchester City at Etihad Stadium in February, of course, but the frustrating thing for Conte is that they have not played like that often enough.
“This is another big game so I think Spurs will be up for this one too, and cause the Liverpool defence some problems, but not as many as Mohamed Salah & Co will cause them at the other end.”
Liverpool vs Tottenham prediction: Game could be a classic
Liverpool and Tottenham played out one of the games of the season in their previous meeting. On that occasion, the game finished 2-2.
That result would not be ideal for either. And that is why Saturday’s clash could be a real classic. Neither can afford to lose, but a draw is not that much better.
Both Liverpool and Tottenham will be prepared for Manchester City and Arsenal respectively to go on near-flawless runs.
So a win this weekend seems to be a must.
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