Jurgen Klopp Has A Pop At Gary Neville Over Champions League Claim

Mauricio Pochettino and Jurgen Klopp face off at Wembley this Saturday lunchtime

Mauricio Pochettino and Jurgen Klopp face off at Wembley this Saturday lunchtime

Gary Neville believes that Liverpool FC should sacrifice the Champions League and focus on trying to win the Premier League title this season.

Liverpool boss Jürgen Klopp addressed the media today, ahead of his side's clash with Tottenham at Wembley tomorrow, and shared how last season's hammering by Spurs actually served as invaluable experience for his team, as quoted by the Liverpool Echo.

Kane is likely to lead the line for Spurs when they host Klopp's Liverpool on Saturday as the Premier League returns after the global break.

Previous year I don't think even Gary Neville would have said 'let City win in the Champions League.' Sitting in an office talking about football is different to doing the job. You bring your kids in the Champions League?

"We have to do that, we have to rotate - [but] I don't know if we'd call it "rotation".

"What I would say is Liverpool have solved the problems they had against Spurs a year ago, particularly at Wembley when Kane scored and Lovren made a couple of mistakes. The drop in quality below them, if there are injuries or playing Wednesday, Saturday, I think it will take its toll".

But Neville actually offered Klopp some advice.

He added: "But, as a United fan, I am very concerned about them", he added.

Klopp has recently played down Fabinho's absence, insisting it will take time for the midfielder to settle in his surroundings.

"Unfortunately he [Lovren] is not fit at the moment, but I am sure he will be back in a pretty intense period with seven games in the next three weeks".

Liverpool FC are aiming to be one of the main contenders for the Premier League title this season after they finished in fourth place in the table last term and without a trophy.

One man that certainly disagrees with Neville is Klopp.

He said: 'Gary should come over and tell me exactly how that would work. Klopp asked the reporter during his press conference. We have to play football.

What did he say about Manchester United in that case? How do you prepare a game and not 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.

And another goal fest looks likely: There have been 149 goals scored in Premier League meetings between Tottenham and Liverpool - Arsenal vs Everton is the only fixture to have seen more in the competition (151).

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