It left them ninth in the table after as many games, with just three wins and a negative goal difference, and it looked like being another hard season ahead.
'Gary should come over and tell me exactly how that works.
"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 almost".
The former right-back suggested that if the German wants to win the league, he should forget all about the Champions League. That would be amusing!
"It's our fifth season at Tottenham and if someone knows him really well I think we do". An attacking game. Both teams play attacking football.
The Premier League club said any disciplinary action they might take would remain an internal matter.
"That's what we try". To focus on one competition can only be if you are out, or almost out, or of if it's late in the season.
"I think they'll win this one but toppling Manchester City for the title will be so hard".
"It doesn't work like this. Sitting in an office talking about football is different to doing the job". "But it's an opinion".
After four successive wins, Jurgen Klopp's team sit top of the table-but their biggest test so far comes with the trip to the national stadium.
Discussing the worldwide break, Klopp said: "It's a big challenge but it's the same for all of us". "We have to think about the game tomorrow, then we see who we can choose for the next game". I don't understand, do we play our kids or what?
The head coach added: "Of course he's the first that regrets everything, and all that happened yesterday is not good".
"The plan was and still is that he will make us better".
"Unfortunately he is not fit at the moment but I am sure he will be back in a pretty intense period with seven games in the next three weeks", he said. It was kind of a wake-up call for the players.
"The most thing here is the confidence and trust we have in him".
What did he say about Manchester United in that case?