Saturday, 11 February 2017
Speaking to ESPN, Liverpool and Wales legend Ian Rush MBE, who is still the club's leading goalscorer, felt Liverpool wouldn't lose to Tottenham this weekend. He didn't go so far as to say they would win either though. In that respect he agrees with Shaka Hislop who also couldn't split the teams when asked.
"Massive game. Tottenham are always a very very good footballing side, but in fairness they don't have a great record at Anfield so I think it will play into Liverpool's hands. Tottenham are one of the few clubs that will come to Anfield and try to win.
"I think a lot of clubs come to Anfield and just park the bus and that's what Liverpool sometimes find hard to break down. Tottenham, because they have got such great players, will try and win the game and I think that will play into Liverpool's hands because Liverpool are very good at that.
"Against all the top clubs Liverpool have got a good record this year and come Saturday I'm certain there will be a game to get Liverpool back on track. I don't think they will lose but I think Liverpool now needs to start winning and it's a great game for Liverpool to get up and running again."
Liverpool may be out of form but they are still not losing at home much. In their last five home games, they have won two, drawn two and lost only one. It takes time to rebuild a club and Jurgen Klopp will sort Liverpool out in time I'm sure. He hasn't had long enough to get in some of the players he wants and perhaps more importantly, got rid of some of the players he doesn't want, like Daniel Sturridge perhaps.
It took Klopp three years before he won a trophy with Borussia Dortmund and the Premier League is far more competitive than the Bundesliga so finishing in the top four would be a major achievement, given they have missed out in seven of the last eight seasons.
We have sometimes had difficulty with teams who high press us, we did in the reverse fixture at White Hart Lane so this may well be a tougher game than the form table suggests.
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