'If they do that against Tottenham': Ian Wright thinks Liverpool have a flaw Spurs could exploit
Ian Wright has warned Liverpool not to start poorly against Tottenham Hotspur this weekend as they did against Villarreal and Everton.
The Reds host Antonio Conte’s Spurs at Anfield this weekend, with plenty at stake for both sides.
Liverpool are contesting a thrilling Premier League title race against Manchester City, where any slip up could be very costly.
Meanwhile, Tottenham are contesting a similarly tight race for a top-four finish, with Arsenal currently two points ahead.
Although Liverpool have shown they’re one of the best teams in the world right now, two recent games have highlighted a particular flaw.
Against Everton, the Reds weren’t quick off the marks and struggled to break down their rivals until after the hour mark.
And in the Champions League semi-final second leg at Villarreal, Liverpool were lacklustre for the whole first half.
Indeed, the Reds fell two goals behind by the break, causing a huge scare, though they rallied round to win 5-2 on aggregate.
“There was a casualness to it”
Wright, speaking on the Kelly and Wrighty Show on Premier League Productions, has stressed that Liverpool must not repeat this against Spurs.
Although the Reds were able to get the better of Everton and Villarreal, Tottenham will be a completely different proposition, according to Wright.
“I think that, what they really want to be careful about, Liverpool, is the way that they started the game against Villarreal,” he said.
“They have to make sure they don’t start like that. There was a casualness to it.
“And I think if they do that against Tottenham, that would be a lot more difficult to come back against than Villarreal.
“I think they’ll know that… they cannot start as poorly as I saw them start against Everton and against Villarreal.”
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