Jurgen Klopp laughs off Gary Neville’s comments about Liverpool

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Liverpool are back in action this afternoon, with the Reds facing Tottenham in the Premier League's early kick-off (12:30pm).

Klopp hit back at the former Red Devils skipper by claiming that he did not understand how to concentrate exclusively on one competition when at a club like Liverpool, who are expected to compete on all fronts.

Salah won the Premier League Golden Boot upon his return to England, netting 44 goals in all competitions for the Reds.

But Jurgen Klopp's side were humbled 4-1 at Wembley last season when Harry Kane scored twice and Eriksen pulled the Spurs strings in midfield.

"I think he's sensible enough to know that why he has done so well is not just because of the player he is, it's because of Jurgen Klopp's style of play".

"I hope he will be available for the weekend, maybe to play or be on the bench", said the Tottenham boss in his pre-match press conference on Thursday.

"Gary should come over and tell me exactly how that would work". I don't understand, do we play our kids or what?To focus on one competition can only be if you are out, or almost out, or if it's late in the season.


Liverpool spent heavily in the summer, bringing in four new faces for almost £180 million, but Tottenham failed to sign a single player. How do you prepare for a game when you don't focus on it? 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. I don't understand, we play our kids or what? I don't want to be too critical because I don't know exactly how he said it but sitting in an office and talking about football is completely different to doing the job, to be honest.

Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson believes that Manchester United will end Watford's 100 per cent start to the new season on Saturday.

The majority of Klopp's players were on duty with their national teams this month, and now head into a heavily congested period of seven games in 23 days.

"It's absolutely no problem". Fabinho is full of desire and wants to be involved and I have to tell him "You're not involved this week" and that's not nice.

"It's an wonderful build which is going to take time, it's disappointing (Spurs are not playing there yet) and we should have a date".

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

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