Big Match Focus: Tottenham v Liverpool

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp and Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino embrace at the final whistle during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool at Wembley

They're a very good team, but we are as well.

While Klopp is not expected to make big changes to the side that beat Leicester City 2-1 two weeks ago, the German will reportedly restore Fabinho to his matchday squad after the Brazilian was excluded previously. After four weeks, when the fitness levels looked quite OK - it got better and better for one player or another - then we had to send them away [on global duty].

Earlier this week, Neville suggested that Liverpool ought to kick the Champions League into touch this year because of the toll it can take on players when playing twice a week.

"Gary should come over and tell me exactly how that works".

"My view is if they were to go on a long Champions League, League Cup or FA Cup run, that would put that Premier League title at risk because I'm not sure that front three would be able to play Wednesday, Saturday, Wednesday, Saturday, week in, week out". How do you prepare a game and not focus on it?

But they were stunned into silence in the 54th minute, however, when Vertonghen nudged a cross by Mane on to the post where it deflected to Firmino, who could not miss from two yards out.

And the Liverpool midfielder has admitted he spoke to Mauricio Pochettino about joining Spurs before he opted for Merseyside.

"But the characteristics are flawless to play football. We all have to make constantly the best of what we've got". But I don't want to talk too much and praise him because if so, his head (grows big).

"Because I do believe that with that best XI on the pitch week in, week out, they have an opportunity to do it". But of course the game Saturday will be completely different. Let us know in the comment section below.

Lucas Moura has been Spurs' standout player this season, picking up a player of the month award for his opener in the 3-1 defeat of Fulham and brace in a 3-0 victory over Manchester United.

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