Jurgen Klopp

Jurgen Klopp praises one Tottenham Hotspur player before game

Harry Kane

Harry Kane has been praised by Jurgen Klopp as one of the best forwards in the world, ahead of Liverpool’s meeting with Tottenham this weekend.

Klopp made it clear he thinks the club need to think about three points and the game – and not the stadium – in order to beat Spurs, and offered some tactical insight into the game as well.

The Liverpool boss seemed in high spirits before the game – as well he should be on the back of the 7-0 win against Maribor midweek in the Champions League.

Klopp said: “When we analysed all the games and all the good things we did didn’t lead to what we wanted, it could be easier that we won the ball back in more situations than we did in counter pressing.

“It is energy saving because you don’t have to run long distances.

“Am I 100 percent sure we will do it again? Not so far. But I am hoping so because it will be key against Tottenham. It would help a lot.

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“It’s a wonderful place. We only think about Tottenham, not where we play.

“What I can say is that performances at Wembley have all been really good. CL final and Capital One Cup final, unlucky.

“Kane isn’t just one of the best strikers in Europe, he’s one of the best strikers in the world.”

Title race

Liverpool and Spurs both want to be in the top four come the end of the season, and there or there abouts in terms of the title race, and winning – or at the very least not losing six pointers against their title rivals will be a huge way towards doing that.

Spurs will hope to show they can win the toughest games at home and the consensus for Liverpool is that this will be a much harder test than the one Manchester United provided last weekend in the bore draw.