Predicting a 1-1 draw between the two sides on the BBC Sport website, he said: "It has been a good week for Tottenham, who broke their Wembley hoodoo in the Premier League by beating Bournemouth, and were very good against Real in their draw in Madrid in the Champions League".
Jurgen Klopp will need to be careful not to take Milner, who is tied to Liverpool to 2019, for granted or else risk him becoming dissatisfied with his role at Liverpool and looking to force a move away in search of more game time.
But the German, whose team enters the weekend in eighth place in the table, is adamant that they can improve on last season's fourth-placed finish and refuses to even rule out a run at the league title so early in the campaign.
Of course I can play better sometimes, I know that, but I think my development has been good so far.
The Brazilian ace is thought to have skipped his team's training session ahead of the Premier League game for unknown reasons, and fans are concerned that he could not be featured against Spurs. Position-wise I think it should be possible but it is hard with the few points we have given away.
Tottenham remain clear favorites with the bookies, and the best price you can find them at to win at time of writing is 5/4, while Liverpool are an attractive best of 27/10. Tottenham have done a lot better than us results-wise and I am sure they can play better than they played so far - we can play better than we played so far. Spurs are using the national stadium as their temporary home while they complete work on their new ground.