Mark Lawrenson on who will come out on top between Liverpool and Tottenham

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BBC football pundit Mark Lawrenson has shared his score prediction ahead of Sunday’s Premier League match between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur.

Lawrenson, a former Liverpool defender is known for never backing his old side to suffer a defeat and has once again lived up to his reputation.

Despite Liverpool’s recent indifferent performances, he expects them to have enough to beat Mauricio Pochettino’s side and keep their push for a long-awaited Premier League title on track.

Tottenham have priorities of their own and cannot afford to come away from Anfield empty handed or could find themselves in deep trouble in their quest to finish in the top four come the end of the season.

After suffering three successive defeats on the road prior to the international break, there would be no better place for Spurs to end their poor run of form than against Liverpool and put a significant dent in their hopes of silverware.

He told BBC Sport: “People are still saying that Liverpool are not playing particularly well but they have not lost any of their past 10 league games and they are in a very good position.

“It doesn’t really matter how well they play now anyway, because winning is all that matters for Jurgen Klopp’s side.

“There is always the chance that Spurs will throw a spanner in the works of course, and last season they nicked a point at Anfield with a controversial last-gasp penalty.

“Tottenham’s away form is still the second-best in the Premier League, even after losing their previous three games on the road, and of course they are dangerous.

“But Liverpool’s eyes are on the prize now. They know how big this game is, and I think they will get the result they need.

“Lawro’s prediction: 2-1.”

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