Paul Merson predicts Tottenham v Liverpool

Paul Merson looks ahead to Tottenham's clash with Liverpool at Wembley on Sunday afternoon

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Paul Merson is tipping Tottenham to claim a thrilling 3-2 victory over Liverpool at White Hart Lane on Sunday afternoon.

The Reds head into the game looking to get back to winning ways in the Premier League after the frustration of their goalless draw with Manchester United at Anfield last weekend.

Liverpool have struggled to find consistent form in the Premier League this season and have only won three of their opening eight games to leave them in eighth place in the Premier League table.

Tottenham, meanwhile, have improved in recent weeks and have won four of their last five games in the top flight to leave them third in the table.

Merson is expecting Liverpool to put up a challenge but is ultimately tipping Spurs to claim all three points against Jurgen Klopp’s men at Wembley on Sunday afternoon.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Merson said: “Massive game. I’m going for a high-scoring clash, 3-2 to Tottenham. I think both teams going forward are great. Tottenham have a very good defence, but Liverpool’s forwards, with their movement, pace, awareness; it’s as good as any team to watch.

“This will be a great game, it’ll be open, both teams play the right way, neither sit back, and there will be goals.

“I have watched Spurs at Wembley, and they’re not the same team. They used to tear teams apart at White Hart Lane, flying out of the traps and blowing teams away within 20 minutes. You watch them at Wembley and the build-up is slower, pedestrian.

“But I think this is a good game for them, because Liverpool will have a right go and need a win.”

Liverpool, who were 7-0 winners over Maribor in the Champions League in midweek, are aiming to build on their fourth-placed finish in the Premier League last season.

Tottenham, meanwhile, are looking to improve their form and win the title this term after they ended up second in the table and behind champions Chelsea last season.

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