In the latest Tottenham news, boss Mauricio Pochettino says he is not worried by the fact they have lost two games on the bounce.
After going down at Watford before the international break, Spurs faced a tough test at home to Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool on Saturday.
Goals from Georginio Wijnaldum and Roberto Firmino were enough to secure the win for the Reds, despite Erik Lamela providing late drama with an injury time goal.
Spurs were also denied what looked like a cast iron penalty when Sadio Mane brought down Son Heung-min in injury time.
However, Liverpool held on for their fifth win from five – the first time they have achieved that feat in a top-flight season.
Tottenham, on the other hand, have nine points from five games, leaving them six points behind the Reds and Chelsea.
A quiet summer in the transfer seems to be hurting them, while they also had players returning late from the World Cup and Son has been away at the Asian Games.
Pochettino says he is not going to blame the World Cup for any poor form and insists he is not overly concerned by their results.
“I don’t want now to complain about the World Cup,” he said in his post-match press conference. “From the beginning I told you it’s a massive challenge, the toughest season since we started.
“I think because after three victories all was fantastic and now after two defeats it’s not a disaster. The most important is to keep the balance. I am not worried I promise you.
“We are going to win a lot of games. I trust completely in my squad, not 100 per cent but 200 per cent. That is my feeling. I’ve not changed my feeling from one or two months ago.”
Tottenham next open their Champions League campaign against Inter Milan on Tuesday and are 17/10 with bet365 to win at the Giuseppe Meazza.