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Tottenham 'world-class' team, says Jurgen Klopp as Liverpool and Spurs go head to head

Jurgen Klopp. Photograph:( AFP )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Mar 30, 2019, 05.38 PM (IST)

Liverpool head Jurgen Klopp coach addressed media ahead of the Premier League clash against Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday. 

Klopp called Tottenham a ''world-class team'' the Reds prepare to face Spurs at the Anfield. 

During the pre-match press conference, Klopp said, "We expect the strongest Tottenham you can expect because I think I heard nothing about any injury problems or whatever. They had a few over the season but not in the moment." 

"So, it will be a strong side. A world-class team."

"We could see even without preparing the game, but we did now in the last week of course, but before that we saw the Champion's League games, we saw Tottenham playing. So, it's a very, very good football team. Unfortunately, very good team," Klopp added. 

Liverpool are currently top of the league, two points ahead of second-placed Manchester City who have a game in hand and Tottenham sit in third, a huge 15 points behind the leaders.

Klopp also commented on the racist abuse suffered by some England players during England's 5-1 win over Montenegro in Podgorica on Monday.

Klopp said he was "disappointed" that the incident occurred, and he would consider taking his team off the pitch if he felt abuse was serious but would ultimately like match officials to make the decision. 

"It's very difficult for me to hear it, to hear things like that in the stadium and probably see it in a moment," said Klopp. 

Klopp showed determination to stand together with other coaches on the subject of racism but he said there should be "better ways to punish these guys". 

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Liverpool are currently top of the league, two points ahead of second-placed Manchester City.