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Hojbjerg: We must show what we’re about in Liverpool clash

Jose Mourinho‘s side dropped two points at Crystal Palace yesterday as the Eagles punished the league leaders for sitting back after taking the lead through Harry Kane‘s long-range strike.

Palace passed up a host of chances before Jeffrey Schlupp bundled home a late leveller, while goalkeeper Vicente Guaita brilliantly denied Eric Dier from a free-kick as the visitors pushed for a winner.

The draw left Spurs deflated after a run of two wins and a draw against Manchester City, Chelsea and Arsenal, but Hojbjerg says the north Londoners can make a statement at Anfield this week.

“I think it is a good sign that we are not happy with the 1-1 in the dressing room after the game,” said Hojbjerg.

“Thanks to the schedule we have a tough schedule and we have a game on Wednesday to show what we are about and what we want to do, what we can do. A great game.

“At the moment every game is important, the squad is competing well and there is a good momentum and you have to maintain that because if you want to compete with the best, if you want to win every single game it is something you have to sustain and we are doing it, we are performing.

“We have the momentum and we cannot let it slip away. The team are in a good moment, we are believing.”

Palace – roared on by 2,000 fans returning to Selhurst Park for the first time since March – took the game to Spurs throughout, and Hojbjerg says that while they remain top, Tottenham must get used to sides stepping up against them.

“When you are number one in the league, every individual you play against for them is the game of the year, is the game of the moment,” said the former Southampton and Bayern Munich midfielder. “It is credit to us and is something we have to get used to.

“They are motivated because they are playing the number one in the league.”


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