Pochettino challenges Spurs fans to be more like Reds supporters

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Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has asked Spurs supporters to replicate Liverpool fans when they finally move into their new stadium.

Just 45,000 fans turned up to see Spurs beat Bournemouth at Wembley earlier in the week, and Pochettino, who has been linked with the Manchester United manager’s job, wants the atmosphere to get closer to that which Anfield regularly produces.

This season alone there have been excellent atmospheres in games like against PSG and Napoli at Anfield, while Spurs – and most other teams – get nowhere close.

Pochettino, via the Liverpool Echo, said: “Yesterday [against Newcastle United], Anfield was amazing. Every game Liverpool play at Anfield is a party and that sometimes makes the difference.”

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Discussing the move to the new stadium, Pochettino says he has enjoyed being at Wembley, but wants to move as soon as possible.

He added: “Many fans that have come in this period have visited London and, like a theatre, they say, ‘Oh it’s a game at Wembley, I’m going to buy a ticket.’

“I’m so happy at Wembley but tomorrow, if the new stadium is ready, we’re going to move there and make our new house home.”

Spurs are now Liverpool’s closest challengers at the top of the Premier League after a week of Manchester City slip-ups.

Their new ground will never match Anfield, but it will play into the Reds hands if their stadium move is further delayed and more disruption is caused.

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