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Mohamed Salah encouraged to be selfish following Tottenham win

18 September, 2018, 03:43 | Author: Rachael Silva
  • Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp celebrates with Jordan Henderson and Joe Gomez after the match against Tottenham Hotspur at the Wembley Stadium in London

Jurgen Klopp challenged Liverpool to extend its blistering start after the Premier League leaders delivered a statement of intent with a "perfect" 2-1 win against Tottenham.

"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".

The Red Devils legend suggested that, in his eyes, as Liverpool have an excellent chance this year of winning the Premier League they should kick their Champions League campaign "into touch".

Once the game was over and we could all re-gather our thoughts, we had a chat with Jason McGovern from "Last Word On Spurs" (@LastWordOnSpurs) podcast to get his honest assessment of proceedings.

It did not get much better from there as the Englishman struggled to deal with the pace and power of Liverpool. "I think that we made a lot of mistakes and we were punished by a team that [makes it] hard when you concede these chances". We were confident, we played good football, we created moments, we prepared direction, we played passes in behind, played counter-pressing, so it was just good. How do you prepare for a game when you don't focus on it?

"I'm not going to start condemning the forwards though, after such a good win".

Two games against Chelsea (PL and League Cup), plus a crunch league game with Manchester City and UEFA Champions League clashes with PSG and Napoli await.


But anything less than three points would have been cruel on Liverpool, which punished mistakes from Tottenham goalkeeper Michel Vorm and the rest of his error-prone team.

Liverpool FC are still looking to win their first trophy since Klopp's appointment at Anfield back in the autumn of 2015.

"Fulham didn't get into the Europa League final when I played for them because we had better players - we had good players, but we had a plan".

"Maybe I repeat again but after Manchester United, all the signals from the team were that we were going to crash. It is a constant challenge for all of us, we will deal with it and it will never be ideal".

"Sometimes we have bad days like against Liverpool but I hope it is only a bad day and on Tuesday we play incredible".

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

"Well, if it takes that many viewings to come to a decision, then you can absolutely understand why Michael didn't give it and he had been superbly positioned".

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