Sport Klopp ready for 'great' Spurs challenge

17:00  02 february  2018
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Jurgen Klopp believes Tottenham closely resemble runaway Premier League leaders Manchester City, with the Liverpool boss preparing to take on Spurs on Sunday.

Mauricio Pochettino's side flexed their muscles on Wednesday with a 2-0 victory over Manchester United at Wembley, a result that moved them to within two points of the top four.

A similar result in Sunday's clash at Anfield would see Spurs overtake Liverpool in the table, and they will be confident after winning the reverse fixture 4-1 in October.

Klopp hopes his side have improved since that disappointing defeat in north London, but concedes facing Tottenham is almost as tough as coming up against Pep Guardiola's leaders.

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"The Tottenham game at Wembley was not a good game for us, they had a good start, good middle and good end, that's why they won," Klopp told his pre-match media conference.

"They have the most similar game to City, not the same but similar. To beat one of the best teams in England means we have to put in our best performance, it is a great challenge.

"I like games like this, when you know what they are going to do but it's difficult to deal with. Tottenham has to think about our strengths, we have to think about their strengths."

Klopp - who masterminded City's only league defeat of the season last month - added: "It's a very important part of the season, it's a six-point game.

"The only advantage a team can have is to play at home, that's good and I'm looking forward to it.

"They are in a good moment, our moment is not too bad as well so it should be interesting."

Klopp hopes Sadio Mane can find another level to help Liverpool achieve their top-four targets after struggling to replicate the sensational form of his debut campaign at Anfield.

"I don't think too much about it [Mane's form]," said the German. "Even if not at his best he is still a threat.

"Sadio on an average day is still a fantastic player. He had interruptions this season, which is not ideal. He can play better, we all know that, so we are going to help him."

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Adam Lallana has been sent off for Liverpool’s Under-23 side this evening for violent conduct. The England international started in the club’s youth fixture against Tottenham Hotspur. He was included in the starting line-up as Jurgen Klopp aims to help him get back to full fitness, with the possibility of an U23 match aiding his rehabilitation. However, Lallana encountered a moment of sheer madness and was sent off for an incident involving Spurs midfielder George Marsh. Lallana is shown to go down under an aerial challenge from the Tottenham youngster, before grabbing him around the neck in an aggressive manner. Twitter: Lallana vs spurs u23’s (@LFCwisdoms) This led to the referee giving the ex-Southampton man his marching orders in what was a simply embarrassing turn of events. Lallana played only 63 minutes of the match before he was sent off.

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