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Paul Merson reveals his prediction for Tottenham v Liverpool FC

15 September 2018

"Everyone knows that when we are not brilliant, we usually lose", Jurgen Klopp said about his team after the Palace win, recognising this had to change. I don't understand, do we play with kids or what?

Neville this week said the Reds' best chance of ending a 29-year wait to be English champions would be enhanced if they "kicked into touch" their European ambitions.

"If Saturday we play in the same way - I don't say performance, because the performance was not bad against Watford - but if we do it the same way, rather than take off players, I will be on the phone to say, 'Houston, we have a problem!' he added".

"How do you prepare a game when you don't focus on it?"

Liverpool are top of the Premier League on goal difference after four... I don't understand, do we play our kids or what?To focus on one competition can only be if you are out, or almost out, or if it's late in the season.

Last season's fixture between Spurs and Liverpool at Wembley saw Kane torment Dejan Lovren so badly to the point where the Croatian had to be substituted after just 31 minutes, and while it's hard to see the England captain doing the same to Virgil van Dijk or Joe Gomez, there can be no doubt that if it comes to a single chance, Kane would be the man that Spurs fans would want it to fall to.

"Last year, for example, we had no chance to focus on one competition because we had to qualify for the Champions League and I don't think even Gary Neville would have said in the quarter-finals, "Come on, let [Manchester] City win".

"If you watch the Watford game again, you see we played so slow, so sloppy, from the beginning".

The majority of Klopp's players were on duty with their national teams this month, and now head into a heavily congested period of seven games in 23 days. We will see exactly how we can do it. We get so much information, we can see how the players react in different situations.

According to ex-Arsenal midfielder Merson, Liverpool have the necessary tools to win on Saturday, but he stopped short of backing them to dethrone Manchester City come May.

"The plan was - and is still - he will make us better and that is what we are working on".

"I don't know the team from 1990, I know Germany were the World Cup winners that year".

Paul Merson reveals his prediction for Tottenham v Liverpool FC