Date: 3rd February 2018 at 12:16pm
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Paul Merson believes that Liverpool and Tottenham will play out a draw when the top-four-chasing sides meet at Anfield on Sunday.

The former Arsenal player has predicted a 2-2 draw in what he believes is a difficult game to guess the scoreline.

Tottenham are fifth in the Premier League table going into this weekend’s action, two points behind third-placed Liverpool.

Mauricio Pochettino will no doubt be eyeing up an away win on Merseyside to see Spurs leapfrog the Reds in the standings, but Jurgen Klopp could see the game as one that he could use to boost his side up to second if they win by a big enough margin and Manchester United lose to Huddersfield.

Sky Sports pundit Merson does not expect anyone to walk away with all three points though and expects plenty of goals, mainly because he says that neither team know how to play another way that full-on attack.

“What a game this one could be. It’s certainly one to look forward to! Both teams have a go – they don’t know any other way,” he said on the Sky Sports website.

“It’s difficult to go against Liverpool at home but when you watch Spurs, and they play like they did against United, they were absolutely outstanding. The way they passed the ball and moved it around the pitch was exceptional.

“I’m going to go for goals and a 2-2 draw. It’s a difficult game to predict in that you wouldn’t be shocked to see Liverpool win 3-0 but you also wouldn’t be shocked to see Spurs win at Anfield.”

Tottenham hammered Liverpool 4-1 in the last time the two sides met at Wembley in October.

Harry Kane bagged a brace with Heung-min Son and Dele Alli also getting on the scoresheet while Mohamed Salah was on target for the Merseysiders.

That was the first time that the North London club had beaten Liverpool in 10 tries.

Another three points against them this weekend will no doubt have a major impact on the top end of the table and for those chasing Champions League football.

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