Jurgen Klopp expects Liverpool to face a hard time when they take on an out-of-favor Tottenham Hotspur side at Anfield this weekend
The Reds have hit the ground running this season, picking up eight consecutive Premier League triumphs before being held to a 1-1 away draw to Manchester United last time out.
Meanwhile, Spurs have endured a torrid start to the season, registering just three victories in nine league fixtures, and they are yet to clinch a Premier League win in October.
Tottenham’s dip in form places them as underdogs ahead of the kick-off, as well as the fact that they’ve failed to beat Liverpool in eight straight Premier League trips to the Merseyside, suffering five defeats in that sequence.
It is close to a ‘must-win’ match for Mauricio Pochettino’s men who are already trailing fourth-placed Chelsea by five points, as they come into this encounter looking to build on a commanding 5-0 home win over Red Star Belgrade in the Champions League during midweek.
Jurgen Klopp believes that Tottenham’s capabilities can’t be measured by their current point tally and insists they are a top side in spite of a recent struggling.
“In the end, it is a football match between two really good teams,” the German manager said on Friday, as reported by the Daily Mail.
“Their current situation will not make a massive difference.
“We will not be that confident that absolutely nothing can happen to us… I don’t know how many points they have, but they will not play like a team with the points tally they have.
“They are a top side in the Premier League, and they will be a top side the whole season in the Premier League. We have to respect that and play the best football we can play.”
Interestingly, the Reds outplayed the London outfit in all three of their head-to-head meetings last term, winning both of their Premier League clashes in the 2018/19 campaign via the same 2-1 scoreline.
Also, Klopp’s men have prevented Spurs from acquiring their elusive first Champions League title, sealing a comfortable 2-0 win in last season’s final.