Tottenham Hotspur had better pasop for Liverpool this weekend if manager Jurgen Klopp is to be believed.
After slaughtering Burton 5-0 in the League Cup third round on Tuesday night, Klopp believes his Reds can perform even better.
And this should serve as a warning to Tottenham, who host the Reds in the Premier League at White Hart Lane on Saturday.
With two goals from Daniel Sturridge and strikes from Divock Origi, Firmino and an own goal from Tom Naylor, Liverpool put in a much better performance in front of goal than what they did in their shock 2-0 leahue defeat to Burnley last weekend.
Klopp explains: “We were much sharper around the box but there were moments when we could have been sharper still. We had to use the defeat at Burnley to improve and we did.
“It was much better. We still need to improve. A lot.
There was also a blistering performance from Sadio Mane, the £30million man who was so badly missed at Turf Moor, that Burton’s defenders could not handle; his three assists and a hand in a fourth goal was a just reward for his jet-heeled efforts down the right.
And Klopp is pleased with his new acquisition, saying: “I like this player.
“But I don’t like to talk about him too much after two games. We don’t have to pat ourselves on the back every day that we signed him.”
In other League Cup action, Chelsea had to dig deep for a 3-2 win over Bristol Rovers, while there were a couple of shocks in round two.
One of them was the exit of West Brom who lost to Northampton Town on penalties after a 2-2 draw in regular time, while Watford lost 1-2 to Gillingham.