Pundit Paul Merson has recently been talking about Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool.
Merson has suggested that if Liverpool beat Tottenham Hotspur in North London on Thursday night, the Reds could get on a bit of a winning run.
Merson added that Liverpool winning game after game is something that we have all seen before.
Merson told Soccer Saturday on Sky Sports (23/01/21 at 2:10 pm): “Your cup final is at Tottenham. You have to beat Tottenham.
“If they don’t beat Tottenham then they have Man City next, which if they won that great if they don’t win it then it’s a draw.
“They have gone five games without winning. Man United and Man City have won all five. It’s a double whammy there.
“If they beat Tottenham then the last five games are forgotten and the confidence is back. If they don’t then it carries on. I just think it’s a cup final against Tottenham. Liverpool can win ten games on the trot, we have seen it enough times, but the Spurs game is a massive game.”
ANFIELD WATCH VERDICT
Merson is right. The Reds have the ability to win game after game.
The 2018-19 Premier League season is a great example. Liverpool only lost the one match for the entire campaign.
But, Liverpool just need to worry about beating Spurs first. Liverpool did beat Jose Mourinho’s side 2-1 at Anfield earlier this season.
That highlights that Liverpool have the personnel to defeat Spurs. But, Liverpool have not won a Premier League fixture since defeating Crystal Palace 7-0 at Selhurst Park on the 19th of December 2020.
That highlights that Liverpool are severely out of form.
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