Andros Townsend has a message for Jurgen Klopp - and Tottenham's youngsters

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The Tottenham Hotspur wide man doesn't fear the Liverpool boss.

Tottenham winger Andros Townsend has a message for new Liverpol boss Jurgen Klopp, warning the German that the north London side are focused solely on beating him next weekend and not the press that has surrounded his arrival on Merseyside, according to the Sunday People.

At the same time, however, the 24-year-old has warned his young Tottenham team-mates that they must be consistent as the season progresses.

Indeed, the wide man is well aware of the talent the White Hart Lane outfit possess - but there exists a need to show it more often.

Townsend is quoted as saying by the People: "We want to keep the momentum going. We have a good young squad, full of confidence.

"Last season we beat Chelsea at White Hart Lane and this year we have already beaten City. On our day we are good enough to beat anyone. But we are a young team and need to be consistent. That comes with age.

"We cannot afford to think about Saturday being Klopp’s first game in charge. We need to focus on our game and how to break them down. All the stuff around it is for other people. Our focus will be on the three points."

It will likely be too soon to see evidence of Klopp's work when Liverpool visit Tottenham next weekend.

But such is the spark the German has brought with him to Anfield, it may well be that the Reds are much improved through sheer motivation alone at White Hart Lane.

As for Tottenham's youngsters, consistency is indeed the key. The north London side were unstoppable against Manchester City but were poor in the Arsenal game that preceded that clash, dour in Monaco and bailed out by Christian Eriksen's set-pieces against Swansea City.

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