Tottenham suffer Alli’s blow for visit of Liverpool

Jamie Carragher backs 'brilliant' summer signing to come good for Liverpool despite slow start

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In midfield, Spurs have the option of recalling Eric Dier to play alongside Mousa Dembele in a double pivot if they revert to a 4-2-3-1 system, though they have been playing a 3-5-2 most recently.

John Barnes believes that Jürgen Klopp doesn't need to win a trophy to have a successful season and says progress in the Premier League would suffice.

Kane's obsession with improvement has been key to his meteoric rise from the depths of League One, driving him to become one of the most formidable strikers on the planet.

Barnes said: "Well, would we rather get silverware and win the League Cup and finish 25 points behind City or finish second behind City by three points and not win silverware?".

Currently, the Reds sit at the top of the table, ahead of Chelsea and Watford on goal difference. You can see that there is a lot of quality in our team and we are hard-working every day.

Evans added: "Jurgen has tried to keep his team more or less the same".

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I have no doubt that Salah is here to stay as one of the great offensive forces in the league, but a repeat of last season is simply too much to ask.

Liverpool spent big over the summer, splashing out upwards of £175m to bolster their ranks.

"Competition for places in midfield is something that can only help the team", said Keita.

Of course, you accept it because that's modern football, you just need to try and focus on the game but these games can often be slow starting and low on quality, because the players aren't fully rested and concentrated. "That way, everybody gives their best throughout the season and I think it also gets the best out of everybody".

"I think it's a brilliant buy for Liverpool", Carragher told Sky Sports.

For instance, Klopp was not completely satisfied with the 2-1 win at Leicester before the worldwide break.

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