IF LIVERPOOL stop Gareth Bale then I’m confident they will prove too strong for Tottenham at Anfield on Sunday.
Bale is in fantastic form and is difficult to cope with because he’s got great pace and power.
Tottenham are enjoying their longest ever unbeaten run in the Premier League but I’m not totally convinced about them.
Bale is so important to them that if you take him out of that side all of a sudden they don’t look much better than Fulham or West Brom.
Bale is not a Lionel Messi. He needs space and I think Liverpool can deny him that.
Spurs beat Arsenal last weekend because Arsenal cannot defend.
For long periods Arsenal were the better team but they give teams a lot of room in midfield and their weaknesses at the back let them down. Liverpool won’t make those same mistakes. I can’t see them allowing Bale space between the midfield and defence.
If Bale does get past his first man there will be someone else ready to take him on. We’ll have Daniel Agger and Jamie Carragher at the back with Lucas and Steven Gerrard providing protection in front.
I don’t think Spurs will get in behind Liverpool as easily as they did against Arsenal. Liverpool are better organised both with and without the ball.
We’ve found it difficult to beat the top teams this season. But with the form we’re in I expect us to win on Sunday.
With Luis Suarez on fire, Daniel Sturridge to come back in, Steven Gerrard playing so well and Philippe Coutinho showing what he’s capable of we’ve got match-winners.
Earlier in the season the front three picked themselves but Brendan Rodgers suddenly has options.
It’s a nice problem to have but considering how well Sturridge was playing before he got a knock it’s a no-brainer, he has to come back in.
Joe Allen played very well at Wigan last weekend but I wonder whether he might be the one to make way this weekend.