Mark Lawrenson reveals his prediction for Tottenham v Liverpool FC

Lucas Moura of Spurs celebrates after scoring their 2nd goal during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford

Liverpool recorded their fifth Premier League victory in as many games by securing three points against Spurs, thanks to goals from "Gini" Wijnaldum and Roberto Firmino.

Winners of their first five league games for the first time since 1990, Liverpool returned from the worldwide break to blank a lethargic Tottenham side that have failed to capitalise on the emotion of their 3-0 win at Manchester United on August 27. The plan was - and still is - that he will make us better. I am long enough now in this business to know nobody will play the ideal season.

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino admitted his team were second best, but felt substitute Heung-Min Son should have been awarded a penalty at the death.

Georginio Wijnaldum opened the scoring for Liverpool at Wembley before Firmino doubled the visitors' lead ten minutes after half-time.

Erik Lamela grabbed a late consolation for Spurs, who could not avoid a second straight Premier League defeat.

"If Saturday we play in the same way ... rather than take off players, I will be on the phone to say, "Houston, we have a problem".

"To win titles, you need to be very good defensively, if not the very best. People said that it was never very good consistency wise and in this perspective the [Tottenham] game was a very hard game for him".

"After that we had pretty good results and I don't think we conceded a lot of goals". But only five per cent less and we would probably have lost.

"Today, we had 85 brilliant minutes and then unfortunately we didn't finish the game off".

The forward was then forced off the field after a clash with Spurs defender Jan Vertonghen. "Of course they deserved to win".

"And of course, I am guilty because I saw that, but I can not change that situation".

"But it's something with the eye and for sure at the moment it's not comfortable for him". You always know our attacking threat will hurt the opposition and score goals, so for us as a team it's about defending properly and that's everyone from the goalkeeper to the striker. It's fantastic we won all of them, it's fantastic we improved and this today was by far our best performance of the season, so I like that development.



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