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Live Commentary: Tottenham Hotspur 4 0 Everton As It Happened

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>Tony Mowbray: "It's a game we're really looking forward to. I was telling the players that it will be a proper Liverpool team. They mixed their team around when they played Chester and Tranmere but I'm pretty sure it will be a real good test for us. I like the players to feel the quality of Premier League footballers so ultimately we're working on a style of how we might play in the Championship but tonight we might have to put our best laid plans on the back burner a bit. When you play against high quality players you feel that on the pitch, their strength, their ability to pick the right pass, and we have to be respectful to make sure we make it a really competitive game for them. Some games last year we were gung-ho, but you can't do that against top teams otherwise you will leave yourselves exposed so tactically it's a good games for us. We'll be out of possession for a lot of the game, their quality will dominate the match but it's whether our shape can give them problems and we can throw a few punches and put them on the back foot for spells and threaten for goals."

Jurgen Klopp: "There are 22 days to go so we are not close but we are in a very good position. I love the pre-season but I really loved the good old pre-season when you had all players together and you can train from the first day, four different systems, stuff like that. In this moment we miss three or four offensive players. Roberto, Mo, Sadio and Shaq. It means an interesting challenge. Hendo's [Jordan Henderson] not in, Trent's not in, Simon is not in and Dejan will be the latest to come back. We are in a good position but we are not even close to how I want to play football. Pre-season is like this. You need to do whatever you do with a high intensity to train your body for a long season. That means you are tired for the next day but that's no problem. When you play the games you think 'That should look different'. You reach different targets step-by-step. Today good in defence, next day good in creating chances, being good at finishing maybe comes the latest because you need to be fresh for that."

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Jurgen Klopp watches on during the pre-season friendly between Bury and Liverpool on July 14, 2018© Reuters


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