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Tottenham boss Antonio Conte makes cheeky Liverpool dig before Sunday clash



Tottenham Hotspur head coach Antonio Conte during a press conference on 4 November, 2022 at Hotspur Way Training Ground, Enfield, United Kingdom

Tottenham (opens in a new tab) Head coach Antonio Conte has engaged in mind games with Jurgen Klopp as Spurs prepare to host Liverpool (opens in a new tab) on Sunday, reminding the Reds manager how his side ultimately missed out on last season’s title.

Liverpool were propelled to Premier League glory by Manchester City by a single point at the end – and their last dropped points of 2021/22 came in May’s 1-1 draw with Spurs at Anfield.

Conte’s side frustrated Klopp and co. with a determined defensive performance on Merseyside, where Son Heung-min put them forward before Luis Diaz salvaged a point for the Reds. Afterwards, Klopp made it clear what he thought of his counterpart’s tactical approach: “I don’t like that kind of football,” he said. said (opens in a new tab).

Klopp’s face said it all full-time in May’s 1-1 draw at Anfield (Image credit: AFP via Getty Images)

Reminded of this criticism, Conte was quick to point out what this draw meant for Klopp. Italian said (opens in a new tab):