Jurgen Klopp has discussed Tottenham’s strengths ahead of Liverpool’s meeting with the league leaders tomorrow evening, insisting Jose Mourinho’s side have ‘threats across the team’.
Liverpool host the in-form north Londoners tomorrow night in a huge clash between the division’s top two, the two sides currently separated by goal difference in the race for the Premier League title.
Mourinho has impressed during his first full season at the helm and Spurs will arrive on Merseyside in confident mood, their early season form raising hopes they can challenge for major silverware this season.
Key to their success has been the prolific partnership between Harry Kane and Son Heung-Min, the duo having scored 19 league goals between them so far this season and directly combined for 12 goals – one short of the all-time single season record between two teammates.
Klopp admits he is wary of the threat posed by Spurs’ formidable front line, though insists there is quality throughout the side and has described Mourinho’s outfit as a ‘proper unit’ this season.
“If you keep Son and Kane quiet there are still some really good players. They are now a proper team with threats across the team,” Klopp said at his pre-match press conference.
“Steven Bergwijn plays an important role, especially in counter-attacking play. Tanguy Ndombele needed a while to settle but he’s there now. It’s a proper unit together with the midfield, and with the defence and then a world-class keeper in Hugo Lloris.
“They are doing well. At all times when you play Tottenham you have to make sure Harry Kane isn’t too involved, and Son the same. Their relationship has clicked properly.
“I’ve got a lot of good things to say about Tottenham. But we’ll still try and play them, and win the game, even if they are in a good moment.”