Klopp does a Pep: Tottenham is ‘a Harry Kane team’ again

Date published: Monday 30th October 2017 12:30

Jurgen Klopp has defended Liverpool by stating that every club – aside from Manchester City – “have problems”.

The Reds got their season back on track with a 3-0 victory over Huddersfield on Saturday – only a third win in all competitions since their 4-0 thrashing of Arsenal in August.

It was a much-needed clean sheet for Klopp’s side after their defence had been questioned in recent weeks.

The German has once again preached caution to the critics, pointing out that Tottenham have struggled without Harry Kane in their last two games.

“The problem is that here the moment things don’t work out, we get compared with the past,” said Klopp.

“Immediately, what you said before the season is immediately the truth: we need to fix the defence etc. Yeah, but it’s the middle of the season! We can only fix it on the training pitch.

“How could I talk about it? The only thing the people around do is weaken the players by saying, ‘You are not good enough.’ It’s a little bit of a problem.

“Tottenham, I’m not sure if Pochettino has spoken about similar things. But Harry Kane not involved, losing two games in a row: things like this, that’s how it happens.

“Two weeks ago, it wasn’t a Harry Kane team and now it is a Harry Kane team. We all have problems. That’s how it is – apart from City obviously at the moment. At the moment they are the best team in the league.”

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