Virgil van Dijk back in for Liverpool against Tottenham Hotspur


You see him diving clearly and no one is talking about it but I think it is a dive.

I think they've lacked that holding midfielder for a while now so unless they bring in someone who really protects the back four. Liverpool have conceded eight goals in their last three games, after thinking that Virgil van Dijk would be the solution to their defensive frailties.

The Dutchman also claimed Erik Lamela had been fortunate to win a second spot-kick in added time, Kane making no mistake in the 95th minute to earn Spurs a share of the spoils to cancel out Mohamed Salah's two goals for Liverpool.

Asked whether he thought Kane should be retrospectively punished, he added: "That is not something for me".

Kane appeared to be offside before going down under Loris Karius' challenge for the first penalty incident, while Jon Moss only pointed to the spot for the second after a conversation with his linesman.

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"The first penalty was clearly offside".

In midfield, Liverpool are unchanged, with Jordan Henderson, Emre Can and James Milner all starting - Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain remains on the bench.

"It's clear in these situations the opposition wants to go down, wants to cause these type of problems", said Klopp. But obviously I can't change anything. I think the most annoying feeling at the moment is we should have won and kept the 1-0.

Van Dijk was left out of the midweek win at Huddersfield Town for physical reasons, but will start the Anfield encounter against Mauricio Pochettino's team alongside Dejan Lovren in the heart of the defence.

"He (the assistant referee) wanted to be middle of interest and he is".