Jurgen Klopp admits Liverpool's trip to Tottenham is 'MASSIVE'

Jurgen Klopp insists Liverpool’s trip to Tottenham is ‘MASSIVE’ in their bid to catch up in the top-four race… as the German admits his mis-firing Reds ‘cannot be picky where we get points’ after a shocking start to the season

  • Jurgen Klopp urged that Liverpool’s clash against Spurs on Sunday is ‘massive’
  • Liverpool fell to ninth in the table following their 2-1 defeat by Leeds last week
  • The Reds beat Napoli 2-0 in midweek to continue their Champions League form
  • Klopp insisted Liverpool must ‘fight’ through their poor Premier League spell 

Jurgen Klopp has insisted Liverpool’s trip to Tottenham on Sunday is ‘massive’ after the Reds suffered successive defeats by Nottingham Forest and Leeds last month.

His side fell 15 points behind league leaders Arsenal after their miserable 2-1 loss against Leeds last weekend, casting doubt over their hopes of finishing in the top four at the end of the season.

Liverpool claimed a hard-fought 2-0 victory against Napoli in midweek to regain form ahead of the clash in London, and Klopp has urged that the Spurs match is vital with just two league games to go until the World Cup break. 

Jurgen Klopp insisted Liverpool’s clash with Spurs on Sunday is ‘massive’ in the top four race

Tottenham claimed top spot in their Champions League group with a late win against Marseille

When asked about the importance of the fixture in Friday’s press conference, Klopp replied: ‘Massive. It’s a big game for us and a difficult one as well. 

‘It’s Spurs away — I haven’t counted the points difference — but we cannot be picky with opponents. We’ve got to go for it but it’s difficult. 

‘They defend at an extremely high level and counterattacking is a massive thing for them. Offensive power as well. 

Liverpool suffered a 2-1 defeat by Leeds last weekend and fell 15 points behind Arsenal in first

‘Spurs have good moments and their last game was a really big one so we’re prepared for a confident and strong opponent.’

Klopp was pleased with defensive resilience Liverpool displayed against the Serie A leaders on Tuesday, as two late goals from Mohamed Salah and Darwin Nunez continued the Reds’ five-match unbeaten run in the Champions League.

The German coach insisted Liverpool must ‘fight’ through their shaky Premier League form, admitting he ‘couldn’t have felt worse’ after last weekend’s defeat at Anfield. 

The Reds managed to regain some form in midweek as Klopp’s side beat Napoli 2-0 at Anfield

‘We have to fight through it, that’s how it is,’ he said.

‘You cannot play through it, forget the defending and say “let’s just circle around them, play through them, nutmeg here, backheels there”. That’s not how it works.

‘That’s why we’re in the mood we are. It’s totally okay. You lose against Leeds and I could not have felt worse. No chance. But you play a good game against a team in form and that gives you a lift. That’s normal.’

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