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Liverpool Echo
Hannah Pinnock

Jamie Redknapp names fixture that could give Liverpool 'major problem' in title race

Jamie Redknapp believes the meeting between two of his former clubs Liverpool and Tottenham could be a decisive fixture in the race for the Premier League title.

The Reds remain a point behind their rivals following Sunday's 2-2 draw at the Etihad. Twice Liverpool fought back after going a goal down to draw level with City.

As the run-in intensifies, Liverpool face some challenging fixtures against the likes of Manchester United, Everton and Newcastle. But Redknapp believes it's the game against in-form Tottenham that could be the most impactful on their title hopes.

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He told the Daily Mail : “I find this title race impossible to call. I’ve got this feeling Liverpool v T ottenham on May 7 will be significant. Can Klopp’s crew navigate that one? That might be the match which poses them a major problem. But what a rivalry this is.

“Some people say City pass the ball too much. Others adore that about them. Some people say Liverpool’s high energy is a thing of beauty. Others don’t think they play football that’s pretty enough. It’s like the age-old debate over who you prefer between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.

“Whatever your view on City and Liverpool and their styles, I think we can all agree that it is incredible to watch these winners strut their stuff.”

The north London club has beaten Pep Guardiola's side both home and away this season and Liverpool only managed a 2-2 draw away from home back in December. The dramatic encounter ended with Andy Robertson receiving a red card for a dangerous tackle on Emerson Royal.

Liverpool, though, do have a good record against Tottenham having won four of their last five meetings in all competitions. They last suffered a defeat to Spurs in October 2017.

Antonio Conte's side are in good form, however, winning four of their last five league games and they currently occupy a top four place with Arsenal three points behind.

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