Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has responded strongly to suggestions from Gary Neville that his side should effectively throw in the towel on competing for the Champions League this term to focus on winning their first Premier League title.
Speaking in his pre-match press conference ahead of the Reds’ return to domestic action against Tottenham tomorrow lunchtime, he first took a pop at punditry in general.
'It's a bit silly sitting in an office talking about football, it's different to doing the job,' said the German.
Neville had put forward the idea in an interview with The Times early in the week.
'How would that work? We don't play Champions League or what?' he continued.
'Gary should come over and tell me exactly how that works. How do you prepare for a game when you don't focus on it? I don't understand, do we play our kids or what?
'I don't know what he means with that, to be honest. We have to play football. A lot of people watch our games when we play Champions League and that's our job that we do the best we can do in all these games.
'That's what we try. I don't know exactly what it means but to focus on one competition can only be if maybe you are already out of the competition nearly. If it's late in the season that you see you have a chance to do that or do this and all that stuff.'
Oh to be a fly on the wall if Gary ever does pop around to talk things over!