Paul Merson predicts Anfield heartbreak for Tottenham Hotspur

Paul Merson

Former Arsenal star predicts Tottenham will lose to Liverpool.

Can Tottenham pull off two major victories in a matter of days?

After defeating bitter rivals Arsenal 2-1 at White Hart Lane, Mauricio Pochettino's side travel to Liverpool on Tuesday night, hoping to build on the impressive result.

They will face a team who have had the better of them in recent seasons, and easily beat them 3-0 earlier in the season.

Former Arsenal midfielder Paul Merson says he believes securing a win at Anfield will be a bridge too far for Spurs, and called a 2-0 win for Liverpool.

He told SkySports: "Liverpool were good against Everton and were unlucky not to win, and they’ve been playing relatively well recently.

"Even though Tottenham had a great result against Arsenal, it’s another big game, and that fantastic performance may take it out of them. You could see how much they were pushing for 90 minutes flat.

"Harry Kane was superb against Arsenal, will he ever play better than he’s playing now? I don’t know. But fair play to him, he’s on fire."

Amazingly, Spurs have lost their last three games against Brendan Rodgers' Liverpool by a combined score of 12-0.

Their last two away games have ended with 4-0 and 3-2 defeats. When they lost 3-2 in March 2012 it was in similar circumstances, shortly after a win over Arsenal, and the result punctured their momentum.

With important games this month against West Ham, Fiorentina, and then the Capital One Cup final against Chelsea on March 1, it is vital Spurs can take something from this match, especially with Arsenal in prime position to leapfrog them if they don't, facing bottom side Leicester City at The Emirates on the same evening.

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