Liverpool's potential starting XI vs Tottenham

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Jurgen Klopp will manage his very first Liverpool game this Saturday at White Hart Lane against Tottenham Hotspur.

Klopp will face a home team also struggling in defence, having conceded six times in their previous four matches.

Mauricio Pochettino's side comes into the game off the back of a spectacular win against Manchester City, and consecutive draws with Monaco and Swansea.


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Spurs have managed to score seven goals, even with their talisman, Harry Kane, out of sorts.

Liverpool comes into the fixture six games unbeaten in all competitions but are still finding it difficult to keep a clean sheet, having not achieved one since their 0-0 draw against Arsenal at the Emirates.

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Liverpool has also been criticised for their lack of efficiency in attack and will look to bring a high intensity to change their form.

The most daunting of tasks for the new German manager is to select his first starting line-up for the Reds. Refreshing news sees Brazilian international, Philippe Coutinho, cleared of a knock he picked up against Everton and the return of many squad members from international duty.

In his pre-match press conference, Klopp mentioned on LFCTV: "I want to see more bravery, more fun in their eyes. I want to see that they like what they do. I saw it this week”

“We have to play like our best dream”

Returns and injury blows

Goalkeeper, Simon Mignolet, and defenders, Mamadou Sakho, Martin Skrtel and Nathaniel Clyne, all return after having represented their respective nations. Whilst midfielder, Adam Lallana, who played a pivotal role for England, will look to continue his good form.

Jordan Henderson will still be sat on the sidelines for this fixture, with Jon Flanagan also sidelined since surgery in April. Dejan Lovren will miss out again, still battling an ankle injury whilst Christian Benteke and Roberto Firmino will also not be reaching full fitness levels in time.

Liverpool's 18-year-old defender, Joe Gomez, ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament and will likely miss the rest of the season, with striker Danny Ings also out, following the same injury in training on Thursday and is likely to miss the rest of the season as well as Euro 2016 in France.

"We have to learn again that it is not important what faults we make in a game. We have to be compact and close"

High expectations

Liverpool fans may have high expectations, but Klopp assured the media today that: “I don't read what you write so I am completely free of expectations. [The] Pressure I place on myself is big enough.”

Klopp’s arrival to Liverpool has seen the German emphasise that the club will need time to develop into genuine title contenders. Liverpool fans will need to settle down and give the manager some time before expecting results, with this key away fixture to be a great testing ground to analyse the potential.

Possible Line Up (4-2-3-1): Mignolet; Clyne, Sakho, Skrtel, Moreno; Can, Milner; Lallana, Coutinho, Ibe; Sturridge

Liverpool fans: Do you agree with this starting lineup or would you make some changes? Give YOUR opinion in the comment box below!

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