Published: Sun, September 16, 2018
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Watch Jurgen Klopp’s pre-Tottenham press conference in full

Watch Jurgen Klopp’s pre-Tottenham press conference in full

It will mark the start of an extremely busy period for Klopp's side, with seven matches in 23 days on the horizon, and Klopp admits squad rotation will be required in the coming weeks, although Adam Lallana (groin) and Dejan Lovren (pelvis) remain sidelined. The striker did net twice in August for Tottenham, but he hasn't found the net in the last two games for the north London club and his scoring touch evaded him in last Saturday's England loss to Spain.

"I want to say that Liverpool deserved the victory but if you analyse the game, there are some key moments like the goal that we conceded".

Firmino then had his goal with 53 minutes play to all but seal the result, with Erik Lamela netting a late consolation. We had in all the games really good moments.

Liverpool FC are aiming to challenge for the Premier League title this season after the Reds finished in fourth place and without a trophy last term, despite reaching the Champions League final.

Jurgen Klopp is bullish about Liverpool's chances as they prepare to take on Tottenham at Wembley, after a busy global break for his squad.

For Tottenham, this was a dispiriting second successive defeat that served as a major blow to their own title ambitions. "The Tottenham manager knows that as well", he said.

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But instead Tottenham nearly fell behind after less than 60 seconds. James Milner swept in a cross that Firmino poked into the far corner - however the linesman flagged for offside.

But Tottenham were careless from start to finish and they paid the price in the 39th minute.

"Vorm's punch clear was not good enough, terrible, and he had to get back up and try to claw the return header out".

The visitors continued to dominate the game and should have broken the deadlock in the 21st minute after Mohammed Salah found himself one-on-one with Michel Vorm, in goal in the absence of injured Hugo Lloris.

Liverpool briefly switched off when Lucas Moura nearly conjured an equaliser with a low shot that cannoned off a post. Not so Tottenham when a lethargic Harry Kane is misfiring.

And now, with Henderson back on the bench, Klopp has given his reason for the decision, admitting their is an eye on the start of Liverpool's Champions League campaign.

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