Sky Sports pundit states his prediction for Liverpool FC v Tottenham
Charlie Nicholas is backing Liverpool FC to claim a 3-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield
Charlie Nicholas is backing Liverpool FC to bounce back to winning ways in the Premier League with an emphatic 3-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday afternoon at Anfield.
The Reds head into the game looking to respond in the top flight after they dropped their first points of the season in a 1-1 draw with Manchester United last weekend.
Liverpool FC managed to earn a point from their trip to Old Trafford last Sunday thanks to Adam Lallana’s late equaliser for Jurgen Klopp’s men.
The Merseyside outfit responded to that setback with a 4-1 victory over Genk in Belgium in the Champions League on Wednesday night.
Spurs, meanwhile, are in desperate need of a Premier League win, with Mauricio Pochettino’s men having won just two of their last five games in the English top flight.
Former Arsenal star Nicholas is fully expecting to see Liverpool FC claim all three points when they take on the Lilywhites at Anfield on Sunday afternoon.
Writing in his column for Sky Sports, Nicholas said: “This is a cracking game. Tottenham bounced back in the Champions League, getting a lot of anger out of their system.
“The way he keeps talking, it is as if Mauricio Pochettino has a back-up plan in the form of Manchester United or Real Madrid, who supposedly want him.
“He knows he gets on with the owner. The players want to take him for dinner too, it could be a drive-through! Toby Alderweireld was rested, so where does that leave him? They now go on to Liverpool. Does he not play because he is running his current contract down?
“Tottenham managed to salvage a point against Watford and could have some confidence going into Anfield after their win through the week.
“Although, I do not see past a Liverpool win and they will continue to roll along with Mohamed Salah back in the side, who scored in the week against Genk.”
Liverpool FC are currently top of the Premier League table as they look to try and lift the top-flight trophy for the first time.
The Reds will return to League Cup action on Wednesday night when they host Arsenal in the fourth round at Anfield.