Published: Sat, September 15, 2018
Sport | By Joe Gonzales

Combined XI: Tottenham Hotspur vs. Liverpool

Combined XI: Tottenham Hotspur vs. Liverpool

Meanwhile, Liverpool will be looking to extend their lead at the top of the league when they face Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley on Saturday.

However, Wijnaldum insists that, while confidence is high, expectations have to managed.

"Adam, it's not too serious but he's not available for the weekend and maybe not next week".

Even accounting for the lingering feel-good factor around global football following this summer's World Cup, the return of the Premier League this weekend will be greeted with open arms - particularly when it kicks off with a top-four showdown between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool. It's hard to compete if you are not consistent.

I don't understand, do we play our kids or what?To focus on one competition can only be if you are out, or almost out, or if it's late in the season.

'We are doing everything we can. It's not that I like to say Fabinho is full of energy and I tell him he's not involved.

Pep Guardiola's side are odds-on favourites to win their second consecutive league title but Liverpool are considered their biggest challengers this season.

'We need to do the right things to get us into that position, to give us that chance.

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"If not, we are not going to take a risk because he missed a lot of games and now we have a lot of games ahead".

He is now back in the Spurs squad and could be utilised from the start against Liverpool, although given his hectic schedule in recent times, and the form of Lucas Moura, the Spurs boss could settle for using him from the bench.

They came close to ending that wait last season, but were beaten in the Champions League final by Real Madrid.

"The football they are playing under Jürgen Klopp, it's fantastic".

'The reason everyone is saying it this year is because of the signings, ' he said. We don't play CL or what? It is understandable people see this at Liverpool and have their opinion.

"But the plan was, and is still, that he will make us better".

"If it's late in the season that you see you have a chance to do that or do this and all that stuff".

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