Liverpool out to prove title credentials at Spurs — The Pressure Gauge

Heather Diaz
September 14, 2018

Liverpool are without a league title since 1990 and a domestic trophy since 2012, and Neville said that their pursuit of breaking this duck could be burdened by European commitments.

Mauricio Pochettino's men will be among the teams rivalling the Reds for a place in the top four at the end of the season.

"If not, we are not going to take a risk because he missed a lot of games and now we have a lot of games ahead". Klopp told a news conference.

"If you want to win Premier League titles then you have to win these games, so Liverpool will be judged on this too".

'The Champions League - if I was Liverpool, I would kick it into touch, ' Neville suggested. That would be amusing!

"I don't know what he means by that to be honest", he added.

"Actually I don't like to compare players but we had similar players and questions about Robbo (Andrew Robertson) and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain", he said.

However, the fixtures are set to come thick and fast from now on, starting with a trip to Wembley for their Premier League clash against Tottenham before they open their Champions League account against Paris Saint-Germain at Anfield next week. I don't know exactly what it means but to focus on one competition can only be if maybe you are already out of the competition almost.

"If it's late in the season that you see you have a chance to do that or do this and all that stuff".

A year ago I don't think even Gary Neville would have said 'let City win in the Champions League.' Sitting in an office talking about football is different to doing the job.

"It doesn't work like this. But it's an opinion".

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And England worldwide Kane has enjoyed facing Liverpool, having been directly involved in seven goals in seven Premier League appearances against them (five goals, two assists), including four in the last two.

Jurgen Klopp's side have made great strides since the German's arrival and have been tipped as genuine challengers to Manchester City's crown.

"Of course we have to [rotate]".

"It was a very hard game for us because we made big mistakes around their goals", said Klopp.

"I think it will be an open game". That's it - you always try to have your best team. "I would never judge a player on 20 minutes of his life".

Klopp will be hoping that no more of his players return from global duty injured, but Spurs have already revealed that two otherwise-guaranteed starters are unavailable.

"The plan was - and is still - he will make us better and that is what we are working on".

Spurs midfielder Dele Alli will also miss Saturday's game against Liverpool after injuring a hamstring.

"The most thing here is the confidence and trust we have in him". Yes, we learned, the experience was that one game can be completely different to another. We have a good team together so that takes time.

Former Tottenham and Manchester United forward Dimitar Berbatov has backed Liverpool to come out victorious this weekend.

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