Until around twelve months ago, it could be argued that Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham were well ahead of Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool side.
Liverpool hadn’t finished above Pochettino’s Spurs in the Premier League under their new boss with their highest finish being 4th while Tottenham had contested for the Premier League title on two occasions.
However, fast forward a year and the tables have completely turned with Liverpool being the champions of Europe and seemingly on their way to becoming the champions of England for the first time since 1989-90 while Spurs find themselves languishing in 14th spot in the table with twelve games played.
While there are obviously many reasons for the change in fortunes for both teams including the clubs’ contrasting approaches in the transfer market for the past few years, former Spurs defender Graham Roberts has picked on one other major difference between Pochettino and Klopp.
Roberts took to social media to question why Spurs suffer so many injury setbacks even though Pochettino continues to rotate his squad while Klopp is able to name the same team every few days without suffering too many injury problems.
Liverpool play same players every week they hardly pick up injuries so what are our players doing to keep picking up injuries? is it because they don’t change the team and players play every game so are match fit all the time. That’s what you get with settled side
— Graham Roberts (@GrahamRoberts4) November 11, 2019
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More than the question of injuries, Pochettino also regularly uses fatigue as an excuse for a lack of intensity especially if there are two games in four days. However, Klopp regularly names unchanged sides for games in quick intervals and his side arguably plays with even more intensity than we do. So one does wonder if Tottenham’s continued problem with injuries is due to issues with training or if Spurs just have a squad of players who are injury-prone.
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