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Liverpool manager spoke to reporters at Melwood ahead of the Reds’ meeting with at Anfield this Sunday.

The Reds return to Premier League action this weekend following their 4-1 win over Belgian side in the Champions League group stage in midweek.

Klopp will be hopeful his side can continue their impressive start to the league campaign as they take on an out-of-sorts Spurs side at home.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side have won just twice in their last six Premier League games, having accumulated just twelve points from their first nine games of the season.

The visitors’ form isn’t fooling Klopp however, with the boss insisting it will be a tough afternoon of football for his side at Anfield.

“The situation of Tottenham I cannot judge because I have no idea what happens there and stuff like this,” Klopp told reporters.

“Football is like this, from time to time things don’t work out. But now we saw that game [against Red Star], and it was not the only game – even in the other games when the results were not really there they had good moments as well.

“It was not that they forget how to play football, that Harry Kane doesn’t know anymore – he showed in that game [against Red Star] how good he can be. Then Son, then Alli, [who has been] often injured [but now] coming back, finding a rhythm and all that stuff.

“They are always able to put a proper performance in on the pitch – that is what we have to expect. It’s no problem. On top [of that], we won the Champions League final, we know that. I think we were very respectful at that moment with all the celebrations but we were still the ones who were on the other side of that night, so that’s, of course, another additional motivation to put some things right.

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“That’s all clear, but in the end, it’s a football game between two really good teams and the situation around will not make a massive difference. We will not be that confident that absolutely nothing can happen to us or whatever, and 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 in the whole season in the Premier League – and we have to respect that and play the best football we can play against them.”

The boss also provided an injury update on his squad, insisting ’s early substitution on Wednesday was due to wanting to give the Scotsman a well-deserved rest.

“Yeah, we just rested Robbo. We thought that’s enough for today [against on Wednesday], 60 minutes. He could do it and did it. He is fine,” he said.

is also back in contention after missing the trip to Belgium with an illness, whilst ’s availability is more uncertain.

“Trent is fine. Or looked fine, if there is no setback. He was ill – ill enough to not travel with us, which is not a good sign, but yesterday he had a clearing session and if it is as it was yesterday then he should be fine,” Klopp added.

“With Joel, we have to see. I didn’t see him yet. I don’t know 100 percent.”

Liverpool will be hoping to maintain their six-point lead over reigning champions at the top of the league table. Pep Guardiola’s side take on at the Etihad in the early kick-off on Saturday.

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