- Title: Klopp warns Liverpool not to underestimate 'top side' Spurs
- Date: 25th October 2019
- Summary: LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND, UK (OCTOBER 25, 2019) (REUTERS) (SOUNDBITE) (English) LIVERPOOL MANAGER, JUERGEN KLOPP, SAYING: "No it's good, just now no headache, just a bigger selection which meant more players to choose from, that's what I do, we decided for that game because of fresh legs and we will try to find the best line-up for the Tottenham game as well and of course the last game is always important information but not the only one so let's see."
- Embargoed: 8th November 2019 14:50
- Keywords: Liverpool Premier League
- Location: LIVERPOOL/LONDON, ENGLAND, UK
- City: LIVERPOOL/LONDON, ENGLAND, UK
- Country: United Kingdom
- Topics: Soccer,Sport
- Reuters ID: LVA005B2LJ39B
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Tottenham Hotspur's poor start does not mean they have forgotten how to play soccer and Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp expects the north London club to put in a 'proper performance' when they visit Anfield in the Premier League on Sunday (October 27).
Liverpool lead the table by six points ahead of Manchester City, while Spurs are seventh, 13 points behind the leaders.
Both teams had good results in the Champions League in midweek, with Spurs thumping Red Star Belgrade 5-0 and Liverpool beating Genk 4-1 and Klopp said his team were more concerned by Spurs' latest performance than their earlier struggles.
"What I can say is we saw a very good Tottenham side on Tuesday night and that's what we think about," the German told a news conference on Friday (October 25).
"It's not that they forgot how to play football, that Harry Kane doesn't know how any more. They are always able to put in a proper performance on the pitch. That's what we have to expect.
"We will not be so confident that absolutely nothing can happen to us and they will not play like a team with the points tally they have. They are a top side in the Premier League and will be a top side the whole season."
Klopp also said that defenders Andy Robertson, Trent-Alexander Arnold, Virgil van Dijk and Joel Matip, as well as goalkeeper Alisson Becker were all in contention to start.
Midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain scored twice in Wednesday's (October 24) win over Genk and Klopp praised the 26-year-old's return to form after the knee injury that kept him out almost the whole of last season.
(Production: Annette Faydenko)
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