EPL: Berbatov predicts result of Tottenham vs Liverpool

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Liverpool's league form trailed off towards the end of last season as they went all the way to the final in Kiev, allowing Manchester United to clinch second spot.

When Neville's recommendation was put to Klopp at his Friday press conference, the Reds boss laughed it off and claimed he didn't fully understand Neville's logic. We did not play every game on the front foot.

"Gary should come over and tell me exactly how that works".

"Aside from which, when you are a player of that quality, those are the games that you look forward to as much as any".

In fairness, hard to beat as the best teams I played in were, it is tougher being a Liverpool defender now than under Benitez and Gerard Houllier.

"How do you prepare for a game when you don't focus on it?"

"Sometimes it takes more time, sometimes a bit less but from my point of view it is all fine but I know the situation is not like a few people would have expected".

It will mark the start of an extremely busy period for Klopp's side, with seven matches in 23 days on the horizon, and Klopp admits squad rotation will be required in the coming weeks, although Adam Lallana (groin) and Dejan Lovren (pelvis) remain sidelined.

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"That's what we try. Sitting in an office talking about football is different to doing the job".

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

"If it's late in the season that you see you have a chance to do that or do this and all that stuff". The club he's more interested in.

Liverpool are set to face fellow Premier League title hopefuls Tottenham at Wembley on Saturday before opening their 2018-19 Champions League campaign at home to Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday.

"The thing is it is absolutely no problem".

"He came from another league playing in a completely different system to us and that takes time".

Pochettino also backed Winks to become one of the best midfielders in England, if he can keep a good mentality and maintain his focus on training.

"But of course his potential is to be a very, very good player for England and Tottenham - first for Tottenham and then, if England believe that he can help them, for England too".