Spurs without Alli and Lloris for Liverpool clash

Joel Matip featured in the training session on Monday along with England's Nathaniel Clyne

Joel Matip featured in the training session on Monday along with England's Nathaniel Clyne

"We don't play Champions League or what?" I don't think they can challenge on both fronts with the way they play, unless they adapt and they change: the way they play at 100 miles an hour from the first minute to the last minute, it's very hard to do that Saturday-Wednesday-Saturday-Wednesday.

"What I would say is Liverpool have solved the problems they had against Spurs past year, particularly at Wembley when Kane scored and Lovren made a couple of mistakes".

Pep Guardiola's side are odds-on favourites to win their second consecutive league title but Liverpool are considered their biggest challengers this season.

But Klopp responded this morning: "How does that work?"

"How do you prepare a game when you don't focus on it?" You're gonna have to bring in a centre forward, and you say to him "you're gonna be a sub because I've got one of the best strikers in the world in Harry Kane". That would be amusing!

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

With the global break now over, attentions once again turn to the Premier League, and by far the biggest match of this weekend's fixtures sees Tottenham face off with Liverpool at Wembley in a clash of title contenders.

"Only we need to try, that he understands, and how he understands that it was a mistake".

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

Jurgen Klopp has hit back at pundit Gary Neville after the former Manchester United defender suggested Liverpool should abandon the Champions League to boost their Premier League title hopes. 'It doesn't work like this.

Liverpool are set to face into a run of fixtures that may test Neville's theory.

"Today we train, then we make a lineup for tomorrow".

Tottenham were due to host Liverpool at their new ground, the opening game in their initial schedule, but will instead hold the game at Wembley, which means this will be Klopp's first visit to the national stadium since seeing his side taken apart by Maurico Pochettino's team one year ago.

"I think it will be an open game".

"I fancy Liverpool based on the counter-attack game".

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