Five reasons Liverpool will destroy Spurs on Saturday

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 04: Sadio Mane of Liverpool crosses the ball under pressure from Christian Eriksen of Tottenham Hotspur during the Premier League match between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield on February 4, 2018 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 04: Sadio Mane of Liverpool crosses the ball under pressure from Christian Eriksen of Tottenham Hotspur during the Premier League match between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield on February 4, 2018 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images) /
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Virgil van Dijk of Liverpool during the Pre-Season Friendly between Blackburn Rovers and Liverpool at Ewood Park on July 19, 2018 in Blackburn, England. (Photo by Lynne Cameron/Getty Images) /

No.1 – Fewer Mistakes

Pochettino has not orchestrated a performance from his side to dominate Liverpool. The Argentinian manager has set up his side to be difficult to break down and ready to exploit Liverpool mistakes. They executed that well last season.

However that tactic relies on Liverpool errors and there will be no Lovren, Alberto Moreno or Mignolet to help Spurs out on Saturday. Those three have been replaced by Virgil van Dijk, Andrew Robertson and Alisson Becker. That is some upgrade.

All three of those players offer more skill, technique and directness to the trio that started at Wembley last year. But the big difference is that the new boys are far less prone to personal errors.

I know Alisson made an awful mistake the last time Liverpool took the field but it did not cost them the game. In fact it can be seen as a positive; lesson learned early and extra pressing from the opposition on the keeper will open up space for others.