Alan Shearer backs Liverpool to get a positive result at Tottenham

Liverpool take on Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane on Saturday.

MOTD pundit Alan Shearer has backed Liverpool to get a positive result against Tottenham Hotspur in Saturday's early kick-off at White Hart Lane, writing in his blog for Coral.

The Reds have undergone a major change since their last fixture at Everton, sacking boss Brendan Rodgers and bringing popular German coach Jurgen Klopp in on a three-year deal.

The former Borussia Dortmund man has made a positive impact at the club already, with his first press conference dominating the headlines and creating a real buzz around Anfield.

Spurs, however, are a dangerous first opponent for Klopp and currently boast the longest unbeaten run in the Premier League, having not tasted defeat since the opening game of the season.

Still, writing in his blog for Coral, Shearer feels the Liverpool players will have a real spring in their step at White Hart Lane and backs the Merseysiders to pick up a point.

“Spurs have been in good form over their last 5-6 games so this should be a decent game at White Hart Lane,” the former Newcastle United striker wrote.

“The Liverpool players are bound to have a spring in their step. If Klopp can get them going and get them to show as much enthusiasm as he has in his press conferences, then they should pick up a point.”


Klopp was renowned at Borussia Dortmund for adopting a high-pressing style of football and a relentlessness style in terms of attacking – an approach he commonly referred to as ‘full-throttle’.

However, such a style takes time to adopt and Liverpool supporters must be realistic.

Against Spurs, Klopp may not have the players to play such a system and while the Reds may press on occasions, don’t be surprised to see them take a more reserved approach during his first game in charge.

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