Spurs boss says patience paid off for Liverpool and hopes this weekend's game will add to his team's momentum; Jurgen Klopp says no European football will boost Spurs' top-four chances; Watch Tottenham vs Liverpool live on Sky Sports Premier League from 5pm on Saturday; kick-off 5.30pm
Senior Football Journalist @psmithXI
Friday 29 September 2023 15:19, UK
Ange Postecoglou may have made a fast start at Tottenham but he says the long-term approach taken by Liverpool under Jurgen Klopp is a template for the club to follow to achieve success.
Spurs host Liverpool live on Sky Sports on Saturday Night Football, with both sides unbeaten and aiming to build on their impressive early-season form.
However, despite Spurs winning four and drawing two of their first six Premier League games under Postecoglou, the head coach has insisted it will take time for his work to bring rewards and earlier this month suggested it may take at least another two transfer windows or more to turn the squad into what he wants it to be.
Klopp's first trophy with Liverpool — the Champions League in 2019, won by beating Tottenham in the final — didn't come until his fourth season in charge and Postecoglou says that shows patience can pay off in football.
«We look at Liverpool, Arsenal, even Brighton now — there's a plan there that they've stuck to,» said Postecoglou. «It hasn't brought short-term success if you look at the trajectory of those teams.
»They've believed in something and allowed it to grow. They all had a different way to do it, with different managers with different levels of experience.
«There are definitely lessons there, but you look over the course of time — teams who have dominated over longer periods have normally had a plan orRead on skysports.com