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Jurgen Klopp has responded angrily to Gary Neville's suggestion that Liverpool ignore the Champions League this season to focus on pursuing the Premier League title.

Neville this week said the Reds' best chance of ending a 29-year wait to be English champions would be enhanced if they "kicked into touch" their European ambitions. Now we have been really good in the Champions League so we tasted success a bit. The South Korean has been unavailable for the Tottenham since their opening match of the season at Newcastle due to his participation in the Asian Games. How do you prepare for a game when you don't focus on it? They were the most stable players in the squad.

The Brazilian global is likely to be excluded from the starting lineup once again against Tottenham, although one can expect him to be in contention when Liverpool return to Champions League action next week.

Earlier in the week Gary Neville had suggested that Liverpool should sacrifice their Champions League ambitions in order to focus on their Premier League campaign, but Morrison disagreed. I don't understand, we play our kids or what? After a big win over Manchester United, Tottenham's latest result was a 2-1 loss to Watford.




Club great Graeme Souness recently claimed this team is the best he has seen since their last title-winning side of 1990, but Klopp is wary of such praise putting too much pressure on his players. I don't know exactly what it means but to focus on one competition can only be if maybe you are already out of the competition almost.

"It's absolutely no problem". I don't like the situation; it's not that I like to say to Fabinho, who is full of energy and desire and wants to be involved, "you are not involved this weekend".

"I don't know what he means, to be honest".

All week we've heard how Liverpool have to improve their away record against "top six sides" and it's true that points dropped at City, United, Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham were frustrating, they wouldn't, if turned into wins, have bridged the 25-point gap to Manchester City in the league. That's not nice, it's only the job to do sometimes.


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