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Spurs v Liverpool - Mauricio's preview

Fri 26 August 2016, 18:25|Tottenham Hotspur

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.

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.


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.