Published: Sat, September 15, 2018
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Gary Neville hits back at dig from Jürgen Klopp on Twitter

Gary Neville hits back at dig from Jürgen Klopp on Twitter

Liverpool are expected to be genuine title challengers to Manchester City this season and Spurs also appeared to be in the frame after their 3-0 win away to Manchester United before the worldwide break.

Spurs finished third in the league last season, just in front of Liverpool who also managed to reach the Champions League final.

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.

"Pochettino came in at Tottenham and he had a better squad, but this has been a vision for Klopp and I don't think his squad was anywhere near as good as what Pochettino inherited at Spurs". To focus on one competition can only be if you are out, or almost out, or of if it's late in the season.

Club great Graeme Souness recently claimed this team is the best he has seen since their last title-winning side of 1990, but Klopp is wary of such praise putting too much pressure on his players.

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

Time will tell if Liverpool are good enough to win a major trophy this season but there is no doubt this squad is improving and looking stronger than it has done for many years.


"Last year, for example, we had no chance to focus on one competition because we had to qualify for the Champions League and I don't think even Gary Neville would have said in the quarter-finals, "Come on, let [Manchester] City win".

Jurgen Klopp will be without three first-team players when Liverpool visit Wembley to take on Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday afternoon.

It is the start of a packed schedule of seven matches - including Champions League matches against Paris St Germain and Napoli - in 23 days.

"It's absolutely no problem", he said.

"From now on we have one day to train, one day to rest, one day to play". 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. I don't understand, do we play our kids or what?

"But the plan was, and is still, that he will make us better".

"I think Tottenham should have probably have signed more players in the summer".

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