BBC football pundit Mark Lawrenson has shared his prediction ahead of Tottenham Hotspur’s match against Liverpool.
The Premier League leaders visit North London on Saturday evening looking to continue their impressive start to the season and are already a staggering 28 points ahead of Jose Mourinho’s side.
Liverpool have won 58 points from their opening 20 Premier League matches this season – more than they won in two previous full seasons in the competition; 52 in 2011-12 and 54 in 1998-99.
Spurs will need to be at the top of their game if they are to have any chance of inflicting a first league loss on Liverpool.
Only bottom of the table Norwich City have kept as few Premier League clean sheets this season as Tottenham Hotspur (2) and will have to stop a Liverpool side who have scored in 29 consecutive matches.
Lawrenson has tipped his former side to take all three points and questioned how Spurs will cope without the injured Harry Kane.
He told BBC Sport: “When I think of this fixture, I think of Dejan Lovren’s terrible day at Wembley in 2017 when Harry Kane took him apart. in a 4-1 defeat.
“The Reds are a much better team now, though, and Spurs are not quite the same either – although for a different reason.
“Without Kane, I don’t know how Spurs will hurt Liverpool.
“Yes, Christian Eriksen can play but he is a free agent in the summer and able to talk to other clubs – is he really going to pull his finger out and run around with the possibility of getting injured? I am not sure about that.
“Lawro’s prediction: 1-2.”
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