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Jurgen Klopp will know the importance of starting off his career as Liverpool manager with a win over TottenhamReuters

Jurgen Klopp, Jurgen Klopp, Jurgen Klopp – yup, that will pretty much be the topic of discussion, irrespective of the result in the match between Tottenham and Liverpool come Saturday in the English Premier League.

Klopp ended his sabbatical by agreeing to take over the reins at Liverpool, and his first match comes against Spurs at White Hart Lane.

It is going to be a tricky encounter – and Liverpool have a fair few of those coming up – and while no judgement should be made from this first match – it will be, even if it shouldn't – there is a certain air of excitement around Liverpool not seen for quite a while.

"I watch football all the time so I know many things about my new players, that's not the biggest problem," Klopp said. "But it's not so interesting what they did last week, two weeks ago, for me it's more interesting what they are able to do on their best day.

"That's what I'm looking for and that's how I try to make the starting lineup for Tottenham. Everything will be better if we work together for six weeks but it's not a perfect world and so we have to [adapt to] the situation. I knew it was like this so it's no problem at this moment."

The new Liverpool manager will be without Christian Benteke and Roberto Firmino for this game against Spurs, and Danny Ings and Joe Gomes for the rest of the season, after the young duo suffered cruciate ligament injuries.

It is during adversity that a team's real colours shine through, and while it is way too early to tag Liverpool under that dramatic word, Klopp will know a bad start, and that pressure levels will be cranked up to full level.

"We have to train as often and as long as possible and not think about expectations from outside," Klopp added. "I don't read what's written so I'm completely free of expectations. My pressure, I make myself -- it's big enough. I don't need anybody to tell me I have to be successful, I know it.

"We have to be ready to work, we have to be ready to enjoy the game. We play against a very, very good Premier League team, they've worked together for a long time. They look fine-tuned, they work well together.

"Maybe they have some problems, struggles with injuries or other things, but it's a good team. I think we know how they want to play, that's an important point to know, but it's more important to analyse our own situation."

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino will not have to do much to inspire his team for this match. There is nothing that a player enjoys more than a high-profile game, and with this being Klopp's first game in the Premier League, it certainly comes under that category. However, Spurs will be bogged down by the recent results against Liverpool, who have beaten them in the last five outings.

"It's a big game but it always is in the Premier League," Pochettino said. "We need to forget about the past and try to develop our game. I think that we have the possibility to win the game and we believe in the way that we play.

"Liverpool are coming with a different manager, a different style, different ideas but the most important thing is how we take the game.

"We need to be focused on our job and try to deliver. We need to start the game very aggressively and be very focused on our job with no special attention on how they want to play."

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Liverpool vs Tottenham is set to begin at 12.45 pm local time (5.15 pm IST, 7.45 am ET). Live TV coverage of the English Premier League match in India will be on Star Sports 1 and Star Sports HD1, while all the Premier League match action can be watched via live streaming online on Hotstar and Starsports.com.

Watch Spurs vs Liverpool live in the US on NBCSN, with the live stream option on NBC Sports Live Extra. Canada viewers can watch the game live on TSN, with the live stream option on TSN TV.

Live coverage on TV of Jurgen Klopp's first Liverpool match in the UK will be on BT Sport, while the live stream options are on Watch BT Sport and the BT Sport App. Live Radio commentary will be BBC Radio 5 Live.

Australia viewers can catch the EPL game live on Fox Sports, while the online live streaming options are on Fox Sports On Demand and Foxtel Play.

Viewers in the Middle East and North Africa can watch Tottenham vs Liverpool live on Bein Sports Arabia and Bein Sports Connect.

The match will be shown live in Singapore on 102 Mio, while viewers in Thailand can watch the game live on CTH. Audience in China can watch Liverpool vs Tottenham live on PPTV Sports and SS Sports, while viewers in Hong Kong can watch the action live on Now.

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