Winners of their first five league games for the first time since 1990, Liverpool returned from the worldwide break to blank a lethargic Tottenham side that have failed to capitalise on the emotion of their 3-0 win at Manchester United on August 27.
"How should that work?" "Gary should come over and tell me exactly how that would work".
"And I do genuinely think they have a chance and to give themselves the best possible chance, and to remove one of those risks would be to not have too many matches for their best XI".
"Football changed a lot in the last 30 years, shirts got tighter and the game got quicker, so you can't compare the teams, really".
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"Maybe I repeat again but after Manchester United, all the signals from the team were that we were going to crash".
Liverpool and Spurs kick off in the early Saturday game.
"Come on. If, against Liverpool at Wembley, you do not have the desire and the focus to play, it is not about playing well, it is about attitude and to say, "Hey, come on, we are aggressive and we try to win".
Dave Maddock has revealed that the Brazilian will be restored to Liverpool's squad after a "frantic transatlantic dash" delivered Fabinho, Roberto Firmino and Alisson back to England in time to train for the Spurs clash. "We don't play Champions League, or what?" he told a news conference.
These are the games that can prove decisive in the race for the title, so it distorts the competition to have them take place when the two managers and sets of players have barely had time to practice a set-piece in the build-up. "I hope I have them all fit, and I don't have to make a hard decision".