Liverpool’s players have to be brave and believe in their own ability as they attempt to topple Tottenham Hotspur tonight, according to Steve McManaman.
Seven days on from the disappointment of defeat at Hull City – leaving the Reds with just a single win from 10 games in 2017 – a morale-restoring victory over Spurs is the target at Anfield.
A more encouraging statistic is the one which notes that Jürgen Klopp’s team are unbeaten against the other sides in the Premier League top six so far this season.
Draws with Manchester United and Chelsea in January featured resolute performances by Liverpool, and McManaman expects his old team to raise their game to match the latest big occasion.
“They were fine against Chelsea and I think they’ll be fine against Tottenham,” he told Liverpoolfc.com. “They are better against better opposition at the moment.
“The other teams they have faced, recently certainly, have made it hard for Liverpool to break them down; they have been condensed, let Liverpool have the ball wide and closed the options down for them.
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