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Jurgen Klopp speaks with Mauricio Pochettino at White Hart Lane

Jurgen Klopp speaks with Mauricio Pochettino at White Hart Lane

Liverpool's starting lineup on Sunday will be barely recognizable from when they faced Tottenham in Jurgen Klopp's first game in office.

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On 17 October 2015, Klopp took his place on the bench for the first time since the Liverpool manager, like the Spurs, was beaten 0-0 at White Hart Lane.

The result and the shutout earned Simon Mignloet the thirteenth place in the Premier League during that calendar year, more than any other goalkeeper, but three years and four months ahead, and he firmly positioned himself as the second cap of the club.

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None of the defenders selected that day will play a role at Anfield on Sunday.

Nathaniel Clyne is on loan at Bournemouth while Martin Skrtel and Mamadou Sakho were sold to Fenerbahce and Crystal Palace respectively.

Martin Skrtel was part of Liverpool's defense during Klopp's first game

Martin Skrtel was part of Liverpool's defense during Klopp's first game

Alberto Moreno appears in the role of left-back, but Andrew Robertson will keep his place in the side, and there will be further changes further.

Emre Can (Juventus) and Lucas Leiva (Lazio) headed to Italy while Philippe Coutinho was sold to Barcelona for £ 142m.

Curiously, only Adam Lallana started the first game of Klopp and his most recent, with the former Southampton midfielder who gave a rare start to a 2-1 victory over Fulham.

Jordon Ibe was a replacement for the second half, but was sold to Bournemouth

Jordon Ibe was a replacement for the second half, but was sold to Bournemouth

James Milner and Divock Origi both exited the Craven Cottage substitutes' bench and three times ago also played against the Spurs.

Players like Virgil van Dijk arrived to reinforce the Liverpool team, and the Dutch are not the only ones to arrive in Anfield for a short time.

Since Klopp started his reign, Liverpool spent £ 383.9 million on new purchases, although he received a strong return on the sale of Coutinho.

Virgil van Dijk and Andrew Robertson have solidified Liverpool's defense

Virgil van Dijk and Andrew Robertson have solidified Liverpool's defense

The £ 75m paid for Van Dijk from Southampton remains the highest figure in the football world for a defender, and he was named the PFA Player of the Year award winner.

The changes to the Liverpool team are in stark contrast to the lack of transfer activity to Tottenham, with Mauricio Pochettino in a position where he could nominate eight players from Klopp's bow in the Premier League.

Only Nacer Chadli, Kyle Walker and Mousa Dembele went ahead, while Davinson Sanchez, Moussa Sissoko and Heung-Min Son lined up to start on Merseyside.

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