Charlie Nicholas on who will win between Tottenham and Liverpool

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Dom Le Roy

Sky Sports pundit Charlie Nicholas has shared his score prediction for this evening’s meeting between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool.

Spurs go into the game without the services of five of their first team with Hugo Lloris, Ben Davies, Tanguy Ndombele, Moussa Sissoko and Harry Kane all ruled out through respective injury.

Jose Mourinho will need to get his defensive back to their best to keep the reds at bay, only bottom of the table Norwich City have kept as few Premier League clean sheets this season as Tottenham Hotspur (2).

Liverpool have scored in 29 consecutive matches and will certainly look to take advantage of Tottenham’s defensive frailties. 

Nicholas has backed Liverpool to be held to a 1-1 draw at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium this evening.

The former Arsenal player expects Spurs to set up as if they were the away side in order to earn a point whilst also looking to suffocate Liverpool’s ability to play a wide game.

He told Sky Sports: “It is a cracking game. Harry Kane and Moussa Sissoko are out. Jose Mourinho never makes injuries an excuse, but he knows they are in a struggle with the injuries, which he has come out and said. That sounds like an excuse! Liverpool are rolling along like a beautiful train.

Every player is thriving, but not everyone is playing brilliantly. Jurgen Klopp was spot on when he said they could improve. If the front three hit form at the same time they will blow teams away.

“But Jose has always been the manager who will get a result from this sort of game. He will block the wide areas and will highlight where the real dangers lie. He may play Lucas Moura down the middle and Heung-Min Son out the left, and try to bring in players to counter-attack and block the path of the full-backs.

“It will not stop the title march; it may deflect it for a while but I think Liverpool will be happy with a point from this. It will be an away performance from Tottenham in this one, but it is the only way you can stop them.

“Prediction: 1-1.”

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