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"In that situation they are much better than us".

Spurs have begun the campaign in the kind of form you would expect from Mauricio Pochettino's side, winning six of their eight Premier League outings but suffering defeats to Watford and Liverpool. But I said already in an interview, we have to start thinking about the players. If you want to see fresher, give them a summer break - for Jordan Henderson, it was exactly two weeks, which is amusing. I don't think they have been tested that much really, and they lost their two games against Manchester City and Chelsea - although they were unlucky against Chelsea.

The training ground is only half an hour away too and we often train late in the afternoon so I'm usually one of the first ones at the training ground and one of the last to leave, because I just love football.

I watched them play against Southampton at the weekend and it was like men against boys.

"Many people thought they were going to miss him a lot and obviously that quality of player is going to be a bit of a miss, but their strength in depth is just incredible and what they've got in terms of quality forward players and being able to hurt teams in different areas of the pitch".

"We have all got the same goal, we all want to achieve success for England and we are getting close to that".

Klopp criticised UEFA's decision to replace the majority of friendly internationals with a new tournament, calling it "the most senseless competition in the world".

"We aim to improve every game and we want to win every game. But after eight games I still think it's very early to think about Chelsea challenging [Man City or Liverpool]". Even when we won 3-0 at home, 4-3, 2-1 at City, over the full match it was never like this. Don't lose the ball in the wrong moment, otherwise you have big problems. I'm happy, confident and going in the right direction.

James Milner was forced to come off injured 29 minutes into the encounter with his former club, appearing to clutch his hamstring as he limped off.

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