After weeks and weeks of poor results and performances, Tottenham Hotspur finally showed their true worth in midweek when they thrashed Red Star Belgrade in the Champions League.
Phil Thompson has claimed that you can ‘bet your life’ that Tottenham will turn up at Anfield today despite their poor form in the Premier League in recent weeks.
The Sky Sports pundit also stated that it’s ‘unforgivable’ that Spurs have allowed the likes of Christian Eriksen, Jan Vertonghen and Toby Alderweireld to run down their contracts.
Whilst Spurs recorded a much-needed win and performance in midweek when they thrashed Red Star in the Champions League, the players still have to show some consistency.
But speaking to Off the Ball, former Reds defender Thompson is in no doubt that Mauricio Pochettino’s side will show up for Sunday’s fixture.
“I think there are splits in the camp,” Thompson told Off the Ball. “It’s been well documented with the players who are coming out of contract. How you can let your three star players run their contracts down is unforgivable.
“I think Spurs fans will want to see a little bit more consistency from them. I did the game last week against Watford and for 45 minutes it was absolutely dreadful. They couldn’t get themselves going. And he changed it. And he changed it again in midweek.
“I think that tells me that Pochettino still doesn’t know his best starting XI. I think that’s a big worry. He’s still searching for it. This is going to be a massive game. Just like Manchester United turned up last week, you can bet your life Spurs will turn up at Anfield. I think Liverpool will win.”
In years gone by, Spurs have had some seriously entertaining matches at Anfield, and they will be hoping to replicate that spark once again on Sunday afternoon.
This game might suit Spurs because not much of the pressure will be on their shoulders and instead more will be expected of Jurgen Klopp’s side.
The Reds are sitting top of the tree after their nine games and they are yet to be beaten. Three points against Spurs will see them open up a six-point gap on second-placed Manchester City.