Paul Merson predicts Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool result

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Jurgen Klopp insists Harry Kane and his England team-mates may suffer from a lack of rest following their World Cup exploits.

Former Arsenal forward Paul Merson tips Liverpool to overcome Tottenham Hotspur in Saturday's Premier League clash.

"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, 'Quarter-finals of the Champions League, let City win".

'The Champions League - if I was Liverpool, I would kick it into touch, ' Neville suggested.

"We have to do that, we have to rotate - [but] I don't know if we'd call it "rotation".

"It's not like I've had six or seven sessions to prepare them". I don't think they can challenge on both fronts with the way they play, unless they adapt and they change: the way they play at 100 miles an hour from the first minute to the last minute, it's very hard to do that Saturday-Wednesday-Saturday-Wednesday.

But Neville actually offered Klopp some advice.

Klopp added that he is sure Lovren will play a part in the near future and hinted that he feels his squad can cope with the demand. "As a United fan, that's a worry because it is still that mentality of "anyone but them".

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Liverpool FC are aiming to be one of the main contenders for the Premier League title this season after they finished in fourth place in the table last term and without a trophy.

He said: 'Gary should come over and tell me exactly how that would work.

Liverpool were beaten 4-1 by Spurs in this fixture last season, which ended up sparking an 18-game unbeaten run for the Reds.

One man that certainly disagrees with Neville is Klopp.

Discussing the global break, Klopp said: "It's a big challenge but it's the same for all of us".

"Actually I don't like to compare players but we had similar players and questions about Robbo (Andrew Robertson) and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain", he said.

"If you want to win Premier League titles then you have to win these games, so Liverpool will be judged on this too".

"We will see, I don't know what it means, to focus on one competition, can only be if you're almost out of a competition, late in the season".

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