Kyle Walker explains how the Spurs squad reacted to Jurgen Klopp's appointment at Liverpool

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Tottenham Hotspur will be new Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp's first opponents in the Premier League.

Kyle Walker has declared that his Tottenham Hotspur teammates were determined to ignore Jurgen Klopp's appointment at Liverpool, on the club's official website

Klopp's arrival at Anfield has dominated the headlines, but Walker and the rest of the Spurs squad have worked hard to ensure that their focus has been maintained ahead of a meeting with the Reds on Saturday. 

“I spoke about it with some of the lads on England duty and we just have to concentrate on ourselves,” Walker said. “We can’t worry about them and we need to make them worry about us.

“They are coming to our patch so we need to play as we did against [Manchester] City and we won’t go far wrong.”

Tottenham were able to beat Manchester City 4-1 in their latest outing at White Hart Lane before the international break, and it was a display which highlighted the quality that they possess in their squad.

Spurs attacked with pace and purpose throughout, and by the end of the fixture City were left reeling from the intensity of Mauricio Pochettino's side.

It was arguably Tottenham's finest performance in a long while, and Walker believes that is the standard of display that the team need to be putting in on a consistent basis now.

“The work ethic from the first to the 90th minute against City showed what we’re all about,” the England international added. “Now we need to show that again.

“We’ve set the bar in the City game and we don’t want to fall below it.

“Liverpool have been a bit stop-start but they have a lot of talent so we know we need to be right on our game again.”

Tottenham are currently sat in eighth place in the Premier League table, but they have proved very difficult to beat so far this campaign.

The Lilywhites have not lost since the opening day of the season, and they will be keen to extend their unbeaten run to eight games by ensuring that they do not come unstuck against Liverpool. 

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