"I know that's very hard to do but if they could go into February, March, April without it, I think they could have a real chance [of winning the league] if they had free weeks."How would that work?"
There is no doubt that Liverpool have moved in the right direction since that day at the old White Hart Lane with two successive top four finishes in the bag and memorable runs to three Cup finals, including the Europa and Champions League showpiece events.
"In the last few years they have shown they are contenders for the Premier League and they played the final of the Champions League and to get there is because you have a great team and of course they improved this summer and they will be tough to beat". I don't understand, do we play our kids or what?
The German was left baffled by the former Manchester United defender's assessment and said: 'It's a bit silly sitting in an office talking about football, it's different to doing the job. It's not that I like to say Fabinho is full of energy and I tell him he's not involved. How do you prepare a game and not focus on it?
"I know the situation is not like people expected". 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.
"If it's late in the season that you see you have a chance to do that or do this and all that stuff".
"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'".
Can Mo Salah help Liverpool to take all 3 points from Tottenham this time around? We don't play Champions League or what?
"The problem legends sometimes have is they want to say something positive and put immediate pressure on us".
"You always try to have your best game, but it is clear with the number of games".
"Today we train, then we make a lineup for tomorrow". On Saturday, the Liverpool boss will be without three first-team players, with Dejan Lovren and Adam Lallana still working their way back to peak fitness, while Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will play no part this season due to a long-term knee injury.
"I think what he [Klopp] has done is worked his way along to get this squad, because that's what it is".
"Maybe I repeat again but after Manchester United, all the signals from the team were that we were going to crash".