Jamie Redknapp does not see Tottenham losing against Liverpool on Sunday, insisting that the Spurs players will be a lot more confident than their counterparts, given the recent results of both clubs.
Tottenham have produced two memorable comebacks against Bournemouth and Marseille in the space of a week, thus maintaining third place in the Premier League table and finishing top of their Champions League group.
While Liverpool also registered a win against Napoli in the Champions League in mid-week, they come into the clash at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on the back of two straight losses in the Premier League against Leeds United and Nottingham Forest.
Redknapp believes that Jurgen Klopp’s men need to be at their best on Sunday as Spurs will be buoyed by the nature of their recent victories. The pundit remarked that he expects a high-scoring game in North London, with the points being shared.
The former Liverpool and Tottenham midfielder told Sky Sports: “Liverpool are fragile. They went to Forest and lost. Now they go to Tottenham where there will be a real feeling about the place. Any time there’s a last-minute winner, it gives you that buzz.
“And what a scalp this would be for Spurs. Three points would get them closer to Man City and put a massive gap between them and Liverpool. Those Champions League aspirations for next year… it would make it difficult for Liverpool to make up – although of course, they can get it back.
“Rodrigo Bentancur for Spurs has been their unsung hero. Kane gets all the plaudits but Bentancur has been their best player for me.
“When Fabinho first came into Liverpool, that was his role but now he looks like he can’t get near anyone, for whatever reason – maybe lots of games last year, carrying an injury, who knows – but in this game, you do think that is where Spurs can get some success.
“It’s really hard to call. I’d be more confident in the Spurs dressing room and I don’t see Spurs losing this game, even if Heung-Min Son is a huge miss. Liverpool have to produce something. It’s a big game for Darwin Nunez. I’ve got a feeling for a draw – but a wide-open game and plenty of goals.”
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Despite their defeat to Leeds last week, Liverpool created plenty of chances in that game, just as they did against Napoli on Tuesday.
It is also worth remembering that Klopp’s men overturned Man City not too long ago. So, Tottenham can certainly expect a difficult test on Sunday.
However, the confidence of the Liverpool players is a little fragile at the moment, and so, if we can get the first goal, I believe they could potentially crumble.
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