Gary Neville Defends Himself Following Jurgen Klopp Criticism

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"We don't play Champions League or what?" said the German, whose side now top the table with a 100 per cent record after four matches and are widely seen as the main challengers to defending champions Manchester City.

The winger, 26, was linked with moves to Real Madrid or Barcelona in the summer.

And Barnes says Liverpool shouldn't be anxious about losing Salah next summer to Real Madrid, City or United, claiming the forward is only thriving thanks to Klopp's system.

"That is what I have come here for, games like that".

"Actually I don't like to compare players but we had similar players and questions about Robbo (Andrew Robertson) and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain", he said. The heavyweight clash could go some way to deciding who goes on to genuinely challenge for the league title and Spurs, in particular, cannot afford to drop any more points in pursuit of their rivals.

With more chances created than any other player in the league bar David Silva, Salah, who also has two goals and an assist this season, is an automatic choice on the right wing.

"That's what Jurgen Klopp does".

"It is hard to bring players in".

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Delph, 28, has won seven worldwide caps since he last kicked a ball in anger for City, in the final game of last season. I had just one chance to do it as a player. "I don't think he has a release clause ".

In his pre Spurs match press conference the Reds manager replied, "How should that work?" All of the players he has now suits him.

"He came from another league playing in a completely different system to us and that takes time".

Klopp though, is likely to stick with his strongest side when they pay a visit to Tottenham.

Liverpool kicked off the new Premier League season in fantastic fashion with four wins from all their games so far have and given them a sweet spot at the top of the league table.

The former Chelsea ace has netted twice and chipped in with one assist this time out.

Former Manchester United man Gary Neville, however, believes that the Reds would be better off pursuing the Premier League rather than the Champions League. I don't like the situation; it's not that I like to say to Fabinho, who is full of energy and desire and wants to be involved, "you are not involved this weekend".

"I think they'll win this one but toppling Manchester City for the title will be so hard".

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