Klopp anticipating Spurs thriller after Man Utd snoozefest

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After a stifling draw against the Red Devils last week, the Reds boss believes his side will face more welcoming hosts in Tottenham

Jurgen Klopp is relishing an attacking battle against Tottenham as Liverpool return to Premier League action for the first time since a sleepy goalless draw with Manchester United.

English football's most fabled fixture failed to live up to pre-match billing for the second season in a row at Anfield as the sides played out a cagey 0-0 draw.

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The Reds perhaps worked out some of their frustrations in hammering Maribor 7-0 in the Champions League on Wednesday.

And Klopp believes a battle with Mauricio Pochettino at Wembley ought to leave fans with greater value for their entrance fee.

"That's a nice football game," Klopp told a news conference. "It's a game I think the supporters can look forward to.

"Both teams don't hesitate with any effort, any investment, stuff like this. Both teams are always spot on and want to do the best.

"So far Tottenham did better than we did results-wise but I'm sure they can play better than they played so far. We can play better than we played so far, so it's a really interesting game. So far we did well but that's all, nothing else."

Klopp added: "We have a challenge when we go there, they know it will not be an easy game so let's play and see what happens.

"I'm really looking forward to this game, you don't have a lot of these games where both teams are going for everything.

"It's always against City like this and against Tottenham it is like this and that's it pretty much."

Liverpool's much-maligned defence kept Premier League top scorer Romelu Lukaku quiet last weekend, with Harry Kane providing another stern test on Sunday.

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Klopp pegged the England star as one of the world's premier marksmen, while also pointing out the numerous other threats available to Pochettino.

"Apart from [Kyle] Walker this year, nobody left," Klopp said. "That's a big job they did so far and will be a big challenge for them in the next few years because Harry is not only one of the best strikers in Europe, he's one of the best strikers in the world 100 per cent.

"Everyone knows that and Dele Alli as well and [Christian] Eriksen as well, not strikers but midfielders - they're in good moment as a club."

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