By Russell Edge

20th Oct, 2017 | 1:37pm

'Much tougher game' - Mark Lawrenson predicts Tottenham v Liverpool

By Russell Edge

Former Liverpool defender and current BBC Sport pundit Mark Lawrenson says he expects the points to be shared when Tottenham play host to Liverpool on Sunday.

The two clubs both come into the clash off the back of away Champions League ties in midweek, with Spurs taking on Real Madrid at the Bernabeu and the Reds visiting Slovenia to play Maribor.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side managed to hold the reigning champions to a 1-1 draw, while Jurgen Klopp saw his side demolish the relative minnows 7-0, the biggest away win by an English side in the history of the competition.

However Liverpool have failed to taste victory in their last two league games, having drawn against Newcastle and Manchester United, and Lawrenson believes his old side will have to wait before picking up three points.

Predicting a 1-1 draw between the two sides on the BBC Sport website, he said: “It has been a good week for Tottenham, who broke their Wembley hoodoo in the Premier League by beating Bournemouth, and were very good against Real in their draw in Madrid in the Champions League.

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“Liverpool enjoyed themselves against Maribor on Tuesday but this is obviously going to be a much tougher game for them.

“It is going to be close. I can see the Reds scoring, but I don’t see them keeping Spurs out.”

Tottenham’s last league match saw them beat Bournemouth 1-0 thanks to Christian Eriksen’s goal, which secured them their first home league win of the season at the fourth attempt.

They currently sit third in the Premier League table on 17 points, five behind leaders Manchester City and three back from Manchester United, with Liverpool currently in eighth on 13 points.

In other Tottenham news, the club are set to back Mauricio Pochettino with a £30million investment.

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