Paul Merson predicts Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool result

Jordan Henderson was speaking to Sky Sports' Laura Woods

Jordan Henderson was speaking to Sky Sports' Laura Woods

The Reds have, meanwhile, won all four of their league games this season, against West Ham, Crystal Palace, Brighton and Leicester, conceding just once against the Foxes.

"Last year, for example, we had no chance to focus on one competition because we had to qualify for the Champions League and I don't think that even Gary Neville would have said: 'Quarterfinals of the Champions League, let City win'".

Neville said in an interview with The Times that Liverpool would have a better chance of winning a first top-flight title since 1990 if they did not have European commitments in the final few months of the season.

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Ahead of Spurs' match against Liverpool on Saturday, he was asked if there would be two challengers taking to the field.

"Of course, it has to be the aim, but focussing on each game at a time will help to achieve the all-important goals".

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.

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"It is only the job to do sometimes because we have players that work together that much longer".

"After the Manchester United game, when the stats and the score showed how good we were, the manager (Mauricio Pochettino) said "we can't fly too high". 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".

Tottenham Hotspur play host to Liverpool in the Premier League today.

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However, the fixtures are set to come thick and fast from now on, starting with a trip to Wembley for their Premier League clash against Tottenham before they open their Champions League account against Paris Saint-Germain at Anfield next week. I don't understand, we play our kids or what? After four weeks, when the fitness levels looked quite OK - it got better and better for one player or another - then we had to send them away [on worldwide duty]. "We all have to make constantly the best of what we've got". Yes, we learned, the experience was that one game can be completely different to another.

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