Christian Eriksen taunts Liverpool ahead of Wembley showdown with Tottenham

Christian Eriksen has taunted Liverpool by predicting Spurs can finish above them again despite spending nothing this summer.

Tottenham came third last season in the Premier League above fourth-placed Liverpool. But Jurgen Klopp’s men are unbeaten this term and top the table after a huge £161million spend.

The Champions League finalists brought in Alisson, Fabinho, Xherdan Shaqiri and Naby Keita. The new additions have helped the Reds to a perfect start – winning all four matches.

While Spurs in stark contrast failed to land a single star in the summer as chairman Daniel Levy was preoccupied with their delayed new stadium.

But Danish ace Eriksen is unfazed ahead of Liverpool’s visit to Wembley today for a lunchtime kick-off in a clash Spurs won 4-1 last term.

Eriksen in action

Spurs thrashed Liverpool last season

Eriksen,26, said: “We’ve had the same team for the last three seasons and we’ve been up there so we should be up there again, that’s our aim.

“They can buy as many players as they want but we have the same squad and we’re going to go for it so it’ll be an intense game.

“We’ll see where we end up at the end of the season, we’re looking forward to it.

“I think and hope it will be a good game to watch. They are two teams who want to play forward and want to attack.”

Eriksen says Spurs are sure to be fired up after their shock loss at Watford before the international break.

The defeat was a big set-back for Mauricio Pochettino’s men after winning 3-0 at Manchester United previously.

Spurs blew a 1-0 lead at Vicarage Road with 22 minutes left to lose their own 100% record.

Asked if the reverse was a rude awakening, Eriksen replied: “I think it was but we are our own biggest critics.

“After the Manchester United game when the stats and the score showed how good we were, the manager said: ‘we can’t fly too high’. Sometimes you have to have your confidence knocked.

“Then you have to get back up and stay up and that’s what we have to do now. We have to show something from what we did at Watford.

“We have to get on the horse again and we know Liverpool is a big game against a team who have been one of the best this season.”

Eriksen in action against Watford

Eriksen describes Wembley as Spurs’ “second home” but admits it is frustrating their new £1billion stadium is still not ready.

He reflected: “We can’t do anything, we can’t help build it. We know as little as everyone else really, we don’t really know what’s going on. But hopefully it will be done soon enough and we can play there.

“It’s an amazing build which is going to take time, it’s disappointing and we should have a date.

“The Spurs management and Levy won’t be too happy that it has happened but you can’t do anything about it at the moment. Hopefully we can speed up the process and get it done as soon as possible.

“It has to be in good shape when we get in and if it takes a little bit longer then it takes a little bit longer.

“I’ve seen pictures and it looks incredible but Wembley is our second home though.”

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