Normally he lets the question go. We play well, OK?
Moving further up field, there is an abundance of attacking quality to choose from, and while it would be tempting to pick six such players and label it "Total Football", it would be remiss of us not to pick two defensive midfielders, given that both clubs have frequently gone with 4-2-3-1.
"The whole world buys players from everywhere, but no one buys one player from Tottenham". And Sunday could be van Dijk's moment. We're competing with them, of course. I think some of the challenges have been bad. You can imagine working together helps a lot. Tottenham don't play with two wide players making forward runs, which would probably make them too direct.
Jurgen Klopp is unbeaten in his last 12 home Premier League meetings against the "big six" (W6 D6) since a 1-0 defeat to Man Utd in January 2016. We need to not see each other!
"It might be hard to win the Premier League but we are still improving".
"It is always it's hard to play away from home with the top sides, like Liverpool in this case".
Sunday's clash between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur will headline Week 26 of the 2017-18 Premier League season, as two of the most exciting teams in England go head-to-head in the battle for a top-four finish.
"That is why maybe we miss a title, why we don't win the Premier League", Pochettino said when asked about his side's poor record on the road against the top sides.
"The team is more mature, more experienced, we're stronger in different aspects". Added to this, Spurs have a awful history of playing other top six clubs away from home in recent seasons. "It is a problem for everyone".
After a mini-slump that saw them lose out to a rejuvenated Swansea City and get knocked out of the FA Cup by West Bromwich Albion, Liverpool got back to winning ways with a routine victory over Huddersfield Town earlier in the week. Unlike when they lost heavily to Manchester City, they didn't have an unfortunate red card to blame their misfortunes on.
"Sadio on an average day is still a fantastic player".
This season Spurs have already seen off Liverpool 4-1, before humbling reigning European Champions Real Madrid at Wembley.
So will Pochettino adapt his fabled philosophy, as he has done in this season's Champions League?
Lovren was excellent on Tuesday, but turned in a shambolic performance against Tottenham last time out and was subbed off on 31 minutes. Without possession. In counter-attack or not in counter-attack.
Realistically, the next and ONLY time Sissoko should play this month, is the Newport game. Five at the back. Both players are available at 13/10 odds at Coral.
Here is everything you need to know about the big game.
This game is a tough one to call, and we are going for a draw as our prediction.