BBC Sport pundit gives his prediction for Liverpool FC v Tottenham

Mark Lawrenson looks ahead to Liverpool FC's clash with Tottenham on Sunday afternoon

Jurgen Klopp
Liverpool FC boss Jurgen Klopp (Photo: New Balance)

Mark Lawrenson is backing Liverpool FC to keep their place at the top of the Premier League table by beating Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 at Anfield on Sunday.

The Reds head into the game looking to keep up their push for the title as they battle with Manchester City for the top-flight crown.

Liverpool FC were two points clear of Manchester City heading into this weekend’s round of games, as they look to try and win their first major trophy under Jurgen Klopp.

The Merseyside outfit will find themselves a point behind Manchester City if the Citizens win the game in hand they have on the Reds.

Former Liverpool FC star Lawrenson is backing the Merseyside outfit to do what it takes to beat Spurs on Sunday and keep up their push for the title.

Writing in his column for BBC Sport, Lawrenson said: “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.”

Liverpool FC are still searching for their first major trophy under Klopp after he was appointed as the club’s new manager back in October 2015.

The Merseyside outfit will take on FC Porto in the Champions League quarter-finals next month as they look to challenge for the European trophy.

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