Jurgen Klopp hits back at Gary Neville over Champions League comments

Jurgen Klopp hits back at Gary Neville over Champions League comments

Jurgen Klopp has hit back after Gary Neville suggested that Liverpool should ignore the Champions League and focus on the Premier League, which he believes they have a realistic chance of winning.

"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. An attacking game. Both teams play attacking football.

"Gary should come over and tell me how that exactly works", Klopp told a press conference.

"To focus on one competition can only be if you are already out, or almost out, or if it's late in the season".

"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".

Spurs, too, came into the season with real expectations after a transfer window that saw them hold on to every one of the stars.

"It was a very hard game for us because we made big mistakes around their goals. Sitting in an office talking about football is different to doing the job".

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Even this supposedly unfit and jaded version of Kane has scored 2 goals in 4 games thus far this season - breaking his August duck and managing to score a tremendous header against Manchester United despite not playing all that well.

"The plan was - and is still - he will make us better and that is what we are working on".

Pochettino described the 2-1 defeat at Watford as a "massive wake-up call" and said his side would have to be at their very best to have a chance of emulating last year's result against Juergen Klopp's Reds.

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Liverpool are scheduled to play seven games in the next 23 days starting with the weekend's trip to Wembley on Saturday.

A set-back like that would normally restrict Liverpool, but the emergence of Naby Keita has allowed them to alter their team a little more, so much so that £43m summer signing Fabinho has not played a single minute.

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