Spurs without Alli and Lloris for Liverpool clash

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has hit back at Gary Neville after the former Manchester United defender, now TV pundit, suggested that the Reds should forget about competing in the Champions League this season in order to give their chances of winning the Premier League title a boost.

"Actually I don't like to compare players but we had similar players and questions about Robbo (Andrew Robertson) and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain", he said.

"It is not my advice it is only how I describe the reality".

But Klopp responded this morning: "How does that work?" That's too complicated; you have to go into the next game and see who you can choose.

Pochettino insists he is not anxious by Harry Kane's performances so far this season as they prepare to face Liverpool tomorrow at Wembley.

"If not, we are not going to take a risk because he missed a lot of games and now we have a lot of games ahead". We need to be really good because all the other teams are so good.

"We will see, I don't know what it means, to focus on one competition, can only be if you're almost out of a competition, late in the season".

Tottenham Hotspur have been rocked by the news that both Hugo Lloris and Dele Alli will miss Saturday lunchtime's crunch clash with Premier League leaders Liverpool, who are bidding for a fifth win on the bounce when they take on a depleted Spurs side at Wembley.

"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 that even Gary Neville would have said: "Quarter-finals of the Champions League, let City win".

"It is a big misunderstanding that we will plan for the game tomorrow and [also] think about the game after and the game after".

"It is only the job to do sometimes because we have players that work together that much longer".

In midfield, Spurs have the option of recalling Eric Dier to play alongside Mousa Dembele in a double pivot if they revert to a 4-2-3-1 system, though they have been playing a 3-5-2 most recently.

"It was a kind of a wake-up call, to be honest", Klopp said.

Liverpool also remain in talks with former Manchester United coach Jack Robinson about becoming an assistant goalkeeping coach at the club, sources have told ESPN FC.

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