Empire of the Kop spoke to Harry Hotspur’s Matt Burns about the upcoming Premier League fixture between Liverpool and Spurs.
His answers may surprise as few, as it seems the Londoners are on an upward trajectory to me! We’d urge you to give it a proper read.
Predictions for Sunday?
The bookies have Spurs @5/1 to win, which tells its own story – one unlike to have an unhappy ending for us. This season has been mediocre at best for Pochettino, so thumping a Serbian pub side midweek doesn’t really inspire confidence. My hopes for Sunday’s game can be summed up in two words, ‘damage’ and ‘limitation’.
Do you think Liverpool will win the Premier League title this season?
Far too early to say. If Mo Salah starts clicking through the gears, then you’ll be super difficult to catch. Leicester City are doing a good impression of a genuinely hungry side. If Manchester City can get their act together, that will make life uncomfortable for everyone.
How do you feel about Liverpool, after last season’s Champions League final?
Nothing at all. I should rephrase that. There’s no animosity, rather I’m still at a loss as to how dreadful Tottenham were. Our final was symptomatic of our run in the tournament itself – inauthentic. Maybe our lot thought they could turn it around in the return leg? Liverpool thoroughly deserved to win, it’s a pity Tottenham didn’t deserve to be there.
Is Jurgen Klopp the best manager in the world? Where does Mauricio Pochettino rank?
The gulf between the two is easy to describe. Poch hasn’t won anything, he doesn’t look like he will ever win anything! Shankly, Clough, Nicholson all won trophies, the praise Pochettino gets, despite repeatedly throwing domestic cups, despite his inability to coerce Levy into getting him the right players…make him a pretender. Jurgen Klopp clearly identified weaknesses at Liverpool, and thanks to [FSG’s] desire to do their job properly, they were addressed.
Which Spurs players would improve Liverpool‘s starting eleven?
It’s difficult to randomly drop players from one team into another, especially when the recipient side is top of the league. I don’t think many Liverpool fans would object to either Heung Son-Min or Lamela turning up at Melwood.