Pochettino: We share the aggression and intensity

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino believes that Liverpool and his club share a lot of common values and principles.

The clubs have found themselves occupying similar spaces in the Premier League and have now developed similar styles with both teams employing a high-intensity pressing game.

Spurs and Liverpool head into their clash in the EFL Cup in good form with the Reds unbeaten in nine while Pochettino’s men have yet to suffer defeat in the Premier League this season.

“They have one of the best squads – if not the best squad – in the Premier League,” Pochettino said.

“After the summer they have improved a lot by a lot by signing very good players and investing a lot of money.

“In the way they play, they are very aggressive. Liverpool are one of the contenders to win the title.

“We share the aggression and intensity. Liverpool and Tottenham are different squads but we share many values and principles,” insisted the manager.

Jurgen Klopp has indicated that Danny Ings is likely to start up front for Liverpool, while Spurs will be without Moussa Sissoko after the midfielder picked up a suspension following an incident in the game against Bournemouth at the weekend where the Frenchman elbowed Harry Arter.