talkSPORT’s Jason Cundy says no Tottenham player would get into Liverpool’s starting XI based on current form.
Spurs face the Premier League leaders on Saturday looking to bounce back from their defeat to Watford where Mauricio Pochettino’s men collapsed in the second-half.
Meanwhile, the Reds have been in fine form having won all four games so far this season and Cundy is backing Jurgen Klopp’s men to emerge victorious at Wembley.
But not only did Cundy back Liverpool to win the game, he also claimed that of the Spurs players available this weekend, NONE of them would get ahead of the available Liverpool players.
Spurs are without goalkeeper Hugo Lloris and Dele Alli while Dejan Lovren is Liverpool’s only injury concern.
And Speaking to Andy Goldstein on The Sports Bar on Thursday night, Cundy went through which players would occupy each position if there was ever going to be a combined Spurs/Liverpool line-up based on current form.
Cundy said: “In terms of who’s going to play this weekend you cannot put Michel Vorm in that team so Liverpool get the goalkeeper’s spot.
“With the two full-backs, I think Manchester City have the best two full-backs in the league and I think the next two best are Liverpool. I think Andy Robertson is the most improved player I’ve seen in the last couple of seasons.
“He puts in some wicked crosses and he was doing them for fun. He’s grown in his stature in that not only does he look like a Premier League player he looks like he should be a top six players and he looks like he can win a title.”
Goldstein and Cundy were in firm disagreement about who would partner Virgil van Dijk at the back, and after a long pause Cundy decided he would have Reds defender Joe Gomez ahead of Spurs’ Toby Alderweireld.
He added: “I like Alderweireld but I think I’m going to have to pick both of Liverpool’s centre-halves.
“Over the last three seasons Alderweireld has been the most consistent centre-back but if it’s right now and you’re giving me a pair then that back five has to be all Liverpool.
Goldstein then proposed picking Christian Eriksen over Sadio Mane but Cundy insisted the Senegalese, who has four goals in four games, gets ahead of the playmaker because his form is better right now.
And finally, the debate of whether Harry Kane would get into that team was discussed with Goldstein saying Kane was definitely good enough to make the cut.
Cundy replied: “Right now? I’m going to go for Firmino mate.
“If you go back over the last 18 months then Kane gets in easily but this is right now.
The former Chelsea player also said Liverpool ‘worry’ him as they have found a way to get results without playing particularly well so far.
He went on to say that he expects the Reds to be Manchester City’s biggest challengers for the league title while Spurs’ place in the top four is at risk.
Cundy added: “Everyone knows I’m no Liverpool fan but I respect, understand and appreciate what’s going on there. When was the last time Liverpool finished above Spurs? It’s going to happen this season, 100 per cent.
“I think the top two are City and Liverpool and then there are three clubs fighting it out for places in the top four are Chelsea, Manchester United and Tottenham. I’m not even going to put Arsenal there.”