BBC pundits react to Liverpool’s draw at Spurs; special praise for Klopp

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Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool played out a 0-0 draw at White Hart Lane.

Danny Murphy and Garth Grooks were full of praise for Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp as the Reds managed to pick up a decent point in a 0-0 draw at Tottenham Hotspur, the BBC report.

All eyes were on this fixture as the German coach opened his Premier League account in a fixture against the league’s hardest working side in Mauricio Pochettino’s Spurs.

The opening exchanges were hectic, with both sides buzzing around and showing incredible energy levels as they pressed high up the pitch looking to turn over possession.

As the game calmed down, Liverpool and Tottenham snuffed each other out but there was still plenty of quality on show, with a touch of real tactical nous from the visiting coach.

"Klopp's approach today has been spot on. He is charismatic, effervescent and an innovator, but today he displayed calm and caution. Nothing flash, just getting the job done. Liverpool are going home and can build on this,” Crooks explained.

As the game wore on, Spurs started to really threaten and almost secured a late victory as goalkeeper Simon Mignolet superbly denied Harry Kane a dramatic winner.

Murphy felt the home side edged affairs, but was also keen to highlight Liverpool’s impressive feat of securing their first clean sheet in over a month, saying: “Tottenham probably edged it.

“Liverpool were excellent in the first 20 minutes but since then Spurs have been the better the side and they would have deserved a win - just about.

"I'm sure Jurgen Klopp will be more than delighted with a clean sheet away to Tottenham in his first game."

Klopp’s first home game in charge of Liverpool sees his side take on Southampton next Sunday, whereas Spurs travel south in order to face newly-promoted Bournemouth on the same day.

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