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Spurs v Liverpool - Mauricio's preview

Posted on 26 August 2016  - 18:25

Jurgen Klopp kicked-off his Liverpool career at the Lane - and Mauricio Pochettino expects to see a 'different team' to the one we faced last season on Saturday.

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It ended goalless in Klopp's debut back in October and the spoils were shared again at Anfield in April.

Now the Reds have a new-look line-up with summer arrivals Ragnar Klavan, Georginio Wijnaldum and Sadio Mane featuring so far and Joel Matip expected to come in for his Premier League debut in the 12.30pm kick-off.

"Liverpool have signed a lot of players and I’m sure it will be a different team to last season," said Mauricio. "We will analyse and try to find the information to beat them.

"It will be a very tough game against a very good team. Liverpool will be one of the tougher teams to play against but all the games in the Premier League are tough and all opponents are difficult."

Below: Mauricio talks Champions League and Liverpool

 

On knowing Clyne, Lallana and Lovren

Mauricio: "I know a lot of players but when you play, during the game you are enemies and we try to do the best for our team."

On last week's win against Palace

Mauricio: "It was good for us, our confidence and self-belief. It was important. We try to improve every day and now is an opportunity to show our skills against one of the best teams in England."

On Kane and Janssen v Palace

Mauricio: "It was a good opportunity to see Vincent and Harry play together. The good thing is that we have different alternatives and the starting 11 will be a team that can win this game."

On team news

Mauricio: "Mousa Dembele is still suspended, Hugo Lloris (hamstring) is going well but he's still out."

Read more from Mauricio in Saturday's official matchday programme - 100 pages, £3.50.

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Also inside:

- Feature interview with new signing and last week's match winner, Victor Wanyama
- Discussing Michel Vorm's attributes in 'Centre of Attention'
- Reflecting on past encounters with Liverpool and a look at their current squad
- Interview with Norwegian author and Spurs fan Jo Nesbø
- Second instalment of ‘The White Hart Lane Years’

Sample it now with our FREE online 12-page preview edition.

You can also purchase the full 100-page online edition here.