Jurgen Klopp slams Gary Neville's Champions League advice

Postado Setembro 14, 2018

However, the fixtures are set to come thick and fast from now on, starting with a trip to Wembley for their Premier League clash against Tottenham before they open their Champions League account against Paris Saint-Germain at Anfield next week.

The Reds have had a sublime start to the season under Klopp and have already established themselves as leaders in the Premier League after winning all their games so far. How do you prepare a game and not focus on it?

"If you are very close to the Premier League title and very close to progressing in the Champions League, I would probably strengthen my side in the league". We don't play Champions League, or what? The characteristics are flawless to play football. We need to be really good because all the other teams are so good.

"I would like the team to qualify out the group, and then after Christmas when you are involved in the latter stages, have the option to rest one or two players".

Spurs trail Premier League leaders Liverpool by three points but could move top for a few hours at least with victory at Wembley.

"Even Gary would say, don't let City win, I don't want to be too critical, sitting in an office is different to doing the job".

Jordan Henderson, who was a big part of Liverpool's success last season, has been used sparingly and Adam Lallana and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is still making comebacks from injury.

"It is a big misunderstanding that we will plan for the game tomorrow and [also] think about the game after and the game after".

"The first four weeks we had the same lineup and we changed one position, but it was to get a good start to create a base".

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. "We will see exactly how we can do it", said the Reds manager when asked about possible rotation at his pre-match press conference.

"We know Harry Kane very well in the last more than four years we work with him".

Liverpool also remain in talks with former Manchester United coach Jack Robinson about becoming an assistant goalkeeping coach at the club, sources have told ESPN FC.