Match updates as LFC return to Premier League action

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Speaking to reporters, Klopp said on his new £43million man: "I don't like to compare players but we had similar question about Robbo and Oxlade and I'm not sure if Sadio (Mane) played from the beginning, but I think he had a full pre-season".

"Gary should come over and tell me exactly how that would work", Klopp said.

Wijnaldum missed last year's 4-1 defeat against Spurs at Wembley with a knee injury but he remembers the match well.

"It is clear, with numbers [from] games and all that stuff - we get so much information after a game, which you [the media] don't have - you see how players react in different situations".

"That's why people say this is a "big game".

"The problem legends sometimes have is they want to say something positive and put immediate pressure on us".

"Not a good day", he recalled. "I hope I have them all fit, and I don't have to make a hard decision".

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Tottenham have received criticism in recent weeks, but Van Dijk's comments should at least lift their morale, and make the Spurs fans feel proud of their team. Our situation here is that we have four players in Bobby, Daniel, Divock (Origi) and Dom.

Neville said in an interview with The Times that Liverpool would have a better chance of winning a first top-flight title since 1990 if they did not have European commitments in the final few months of the season. But Wijnaldum is refusing to get carried away. We don't play Champions League or what?

"No one has to tell us what we have to do", he went on. All the players here want to compete at the top and win. There is no point going through this season saying, "come on, come on, we have to win something, we have to win something". He didn't play as often as he wished, I can imagine that, but he is still developing and still improving.

"With respect, we are not playing for a team that is fighting relegation thinking it is impossible".

"But on the other side we still knew we had a good team".

"We were so close already".

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