Klopp says Henderson is not fit enough to start against Spurs


Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has hit back at Gary Neville by commenting that he does not know what the former Manchester United skipper meant when he suggested that the Reds should sacrifice their Champions League aspirations to win the league title. Fantastic we won all of them, fantastic we improved during the season. A lot of people play our games when we play Champions League football and that's our job, that we do the best we can do in all those games.

"When we started the second half, there were some massive chances for us to score".

"The team kept pushing and if a penalty was given to Sonny, we would be talking in a different way about character and personality".

"Liverpool is a great team. I think that we made a lot of mistakes and we were punished by a team that [makes it] hard when you concede these chances".

It feels like a good time to analyse how Klopp has fared at Anfield as an away game against Tottenham nearly three years ago was the first match in charge for the German, but are Liverpool actually any better now?

While Pochettino was frustrated with his side's showing today, he insists there's no need to panic ahead of their to Brighton next weekend.

"Now we have to prove it and do it again, again and again".

But while Klopp has been able to bolster his team by the signings of Alisson, Van Dijk and Keita, Pochettino's only possible change from previous year was winger Lucas Moura, who started this game ahead of Son. "Listen, don't worry about me!" Watford was Watford, Liverpool you can win or lose, and I am not saying anything about attitude.

"Today, we had 85 brilliant minutes and then unfortunately we didn't finish the game off".

It should have been 3-0 after the hour as Mane delayed his pass to Naby Keita and Vorm pushed the resulting shot over.

Writing in his column for BBC Sport, Lawrenson said: "Liverpool came unstuck against Spurs at Wembley last season but I have a feeling that both teams might cancel each other out this time".