Jurgen Klopp laughs off Gary Neville’s comments about Liverpool

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Tottenham play Liverpool in the Premier League 2018/19.

It's a very controversial idea - especially when Liverpool reached the Champions League final last season experiencing some magical moments on the way to Kiev.

Liverpool are looking to end a trophy drought which dates back to 2012, when they lifted the League Cup under Kenny Dalglish.

In his pre Spurs match press conference the Reds manager replied, "How should that work?"

"From my point it is all fine, but I know the situation isn't what some people expected but I can not change that".

He said: "It was a massive wake-up call for us to show more respect to the competition and to realise that in come circumstances you can beat Manchester United, different teams and opponents". How do you prepare a game and not focus on it? You bring your kids in the Champions League?

"To focus on one competition can only be if you are already out, or almost out, or if it's late in the season". We lost [Philippe] Coutinho [to Barcelona], but signed three or four top players. A year ago I don't think even Gary Neville would have said 'let City win in the Champions League.' Sitting in an office talking about football is different to doing the job.

So Gary Neville questioned whether or not Liverpool had enough in their squad to compete for both the Premier League and Champions League, the only reason he thought they might struggle with the former and Jurgen Klopp took umbrage with it.

"Maybe [if he learns this] he will arrive to play in a very good level and be one of the best midfielders in England". That's too complicated; you have to go into the next game and see who you can choose. A lot of people watch our games in the Champions League and it's our job to do the best we can do in these games. They are different in the way that they play and how they act on the pitch.

Lamela pulled one back in added time for Spurs, who were supposed to open their new stadium with the game before it was pushed back by construction delays. I think we are really on a good way with that.

"What did he say about Manchester United in that case?"