Klopp says Henderson is not fit enough to start against Spurs

Annette Crawford
September 15, 2018

And Souness reaffirmed his midweek statement that he thinks the current team is the best since they last won the title.

There was plenty for Klopp to be happy about, despite the Reds' lack of clinical finishing, as he now looks ahead to Tuesday's Champions League group stage tie against PSG.

All seven of those have now departed Anfield in one way or another and it is remarkable to think those players were being relied on in such a big match in the Premier League.

Mauricio Pochettino had accused Tottenham of treating their 2-1 loss at Watford like a "testimonial".

The flag appeared to be raised against Sadio Mane but it was his Brazilian team-mate who beat Vorm from close range in the first of a host of shaky moments for Spurs' defence. James Milner swept in a cross that Firmino poked into the far corner - however the linesman flagged for offside.

Liverpool can cope without Mohamed Salah scoring. "You can say Tottenham didn't play well but a fundamental reason for that is they weren't given any time and space to play".


Tottenham failed to clear from a set-piece, and Wijnaldum reacted sharply to power a header in at the near post with what was his 55th attempt away from home during his time in England.

Liverpool briefly switched off when Lucas Moura nearly conjured an equaliser with a low shot that cannoned off a post.

The concern over Harry Kane's form was justified by another quiet afternoon but Tottenham, who were without Dele Alli because of a hamstring problem, under-performed across the pitch.

Unlike Spurs' England contingent, Klopp has bedded captain Jordan Henderson slowly back into action, while Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane's early exits in Russian Federation with Egypt and Senegal meant they had a few weeks of pre-season training.

More sloppy play from Tottenham after the break gave Vorm the opportunity to atone for his error with a sharp stop from Mane, before Lucas Moura found space at the other end to shoot against the outside of Alisson's right post.

Vorm, wrong-footed by Vertonghen's intervention, was prone on the turf as the ball rolled through his out-stretched arms to Firmino, who couldn't miss from on the goal-line.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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