Potential Liverpool lineup against Tottenham Hotspur - Reds to make one change


"We don't play Champions League or what?" said the German, whose side now top the table with a 100 per cent record after four matches and are widely seen as the main challengers to defending champions Manchester City.

"Also Pep will be going for it. Man City will be going for the Premier League, trying to win it twice in a row, and they will be trying to win the Champions League".

Jurgen Klopp has defended his decision to keep Fabinho out of his Liverpool team but admits it is "not nice" to tell him he will not be playing.

"I don't know what he means by that to be honest", he added. And, Klopp admitted in his pre-match press conference that he will have to bank on his entire squad over the next month, in what should be a taxing period for the Reds.

The Anfield outfit lost to Real Madrid in the Champions League final, a game that will be remembered for Gareth Bale's incredible overhead kick as well as the dirty tricks that Sergio Ramos played. You have to look at the type of football the club plays and see if that suits you. Around this time three years ago, Jurgen Klopp took charge of his first game as Liverpool manager, against, you guessed, Spurs.

The former right-back suggested that if the German wants to win the league, he should forget all about the Champions League.

"I don't know exactly what it means but to focus on one competition can only be if you're already out of the competition almost, or if it's late in the season and you see you have a chance to do that or this. Sitting in an office talking about football is different to doing the job".

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"What did he say about Manchester United in that case?"

"The thing is it is absolutely no problem".

One player, meanwhile, who has had a tough time in the early stages of the season is Fabinho, about whose situation Klopp shed some light on.

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

He said: "It was a massive wake-up call for us to show more respect to the competition and to realise that in come circumstances you can beat Manchester United, different teams and opponents". They're a very good team, but we are as well.

"We know Liverpool is a big game against a team who have been one of the best this season", Eriksen said.