He obviously thought different so we had a few talks. We play well, OK?
"But he's a player that links everyone and of course when he's not in the team we always miss him".
"Or Van Dijk or Aubameyang!" We are backing Salah as our prediction in this game.
'It is not that we are better - it is not fair to compare.
"It's obviously a mental thing because you don't become that type of player over night". You can imagine working together helps a lot. They may be the world's eleventh-richest club, but when it comes to English football's Big Six, Pochettino wants Tottenham to think like minnows. Tottenham don't play with two wide players making forward runs, which would probably make them too direct.
Spurs have benefited from three own goals in the Premier League this season, more than any other team.
This game is a tough one to call, and we are going for a draw as our prediction.
Spurs haven't done the league double over Liverpool since 2010-11, with Harry Redknapp's side beating Roy Hodgson and Kenny Dalglish.
Against Liverpool, their poor record stretches back much further: Tottenham are 2-7-16 at Anfield in the Premier League era. It makes the game a hard one to call.
"We need to now rest and assess the players to be ready to play Liverpool, who are a very good team". But the prize for victory would be a return to the top four for the first time this year. "It is a problem for everyone".
"Dele Alli is not the same season as last season but still the highest quality, (Christian) Eriksen constantly good".
It will give Klopp some ammunition to work with and food for thought of how to reverse the 4-1 hammering from earlier in the season.
So will Pochettino adapt his fabled philosophy, as he has done in this season's Champions League?
"I can only say with all the respect that Tottenham is a really interesting project".
Five players went on loan deals; Daniel Sturridge (West Brom), Jon Flanagan (Bolton), Lazar Markovic (Anderlecht), Harry Wilson (Hull City) & Oviemuno Ejaria (Sunderland).