‘Will be up for this one’ – Mark Lawrenson shares Liverpool vs Spurs score prediction

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Mark Lawrenson
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Former Liverpool defender Mark Lawrenson has shared his prediction ahead of Tottenham Hotspur’s Premier League fixture against the Reds tomorrow evening.

Last time out, Lawrenson correctly predicted that Tottenham would beat Leicester City. However, the pundit tipped the north Londoners to win 2-0, when in fact it ended up as a relatively comfortable 3-1 victory at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium (BBC).

Tottenham make the trip to Anfield knowing that defeat could mean they head into the north London derby next Thursday five points behind their rivals if they beat strugglers Leeds United at the Emirates on Sunday.

Lawrenson unsurprisingly has tipped his former side to keep all three points on Merseyside, believing they will cause Spurs’ defence problems and keep their title hopes on track.

He told the BBC: “It’s been another great week for Liverpool.

“I was commentating on their Champions League tie against Villarreal and the Reds were all over the place in the first half, but I said at half-time that I thought they would be fine because it had been a superhuman effort by the Spanish side. They were never going to be able to keep that up.

“Now 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.

“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.

“Lawro’s prediction: 2-1.”

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Conte alluded at his press conference yesterday that if his side want to win, they have to be very good with the ball.   Spurs have had some ‘nearly’ moments at Anfield in recent seasons including Moussa Sissoko’s miss and Bergwijn’s double chance – we are due some luck and hopefully we can come away with at least a point.

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