Memorable clashes between Tottenham and Liverpool

Ruben Holloway
September 18, 2018

But manager Mauricio Pochettino dismissed any suggestions Kane would not start at San Siro. And I think what started the second half, we move players in different options to find more solutions in offensive situations.

"For me the performance was better than the result".

Liverpool will open the Champions League group stage campaign on Tuesday when they host French giants PSG.

"What shocked me - because I'm a huge fan of the Spurs manager - is that he didn't alter the system after it quickly became clear it wasn't working". (PA Photos) Earlier that season, Ian Rush helped Liverpool defeat Spurs to win the 1982 League Cup final at Wembley.

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The person's remark, shown further down the page, reads: "What characterised Liverpool's attack last season was the teamwork and understanding between Salah, Firmino and Mane".

After that they face Southampton on Saturday looking to make it six wins on the bounce in the top flight.

Or taken a look at the team sheet where he might have seen Switzerland star Xherdan Shaqiri as an unused reserve for most matches.

Standing in for thigh injury victim Hugo Lloris, goalkeeper Michel Vorm was at fault for both strikes that came either side of the interval, but Jurgen Klopp's men also wasted several additional chances.

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"With this success, it would not be a surprise if Liverpool won the Champions League this season", continued Salah.

Tottenham were struggling to escape their half as Liverpool pressed and in the 20th minute they invited additional pressure when Eric Dier's wayward pass was intercepted by Mohamed Salah.

With and without the ball we caused them massive problems.

The Premier League title should be a realistic aim, although City are understandably still favourites and Chelsea will harbour renewed title ambition of their own after their flawless start put them top of the table ahead of Liverpool on goal difference.

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"Klopp has the squad for it and this is the year that, if you're Klopp, you've got to win a trophy".

"He's going to score goals and he's going to perform in the way we want and we expect".

This mature display was a real statement of intent by Liverpool, who have made their best start since 1990-91 as they chase a first English title since 1989-90.

Inevitably, something which is part of life at Anfield, expectations will soar in line with the emotion that fuels their support and Klopp must deal with that.

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The Scotland global netted a winning goal at home to the Gunners last season in a 2-1 win and would love a repeat at the weekend.


For Salah, a season just a notch below last would still be excellent by most players standards but it looks as though he is falling victim to wanting to maintain his own untouchable highs.

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