"How should that work?"
"I don't know exactly what it means but to focus on one competition can only be if maybe you are already out of the competition almost".
The former right-back suggested that if the German wants to win the league, he should forget all about the Champions League. That would be amusing! We have to play football.
Liverpool have got off to a great start, winning every game and playing good football.
"Only we need to try, that he understands, and how he understands that it was a mistake". I don't know exactly what it means but to focus on one competition can only be if maybe you are already out of the competition almost.
"(We are) disappointed because we are going to miss him for maybe this game and against Inter Milan in Champions League", said Pochettino.
"It doesn't work like this".
"But it's an opinion".
Goalkeeper Lloris sustained a thigh problem during last month's 3-0 win at Manchester United, which meant he missed the subsequent 2-1 loss at Watford and France's worldwide commitments over the past week.
The 25-year-old has just scored two goals in six games for club and country this season, with the statistics behind those numbers making for even more unsettling reading.
Summer signing Fabinho represented Brazil during the break but still awaits his competitive Reds debut - though the boss explained that fact is only due to circumstances. I don't think they can challenge on both fronts with the way they play, unless they adapt and they change: the way they play at 100 miles an hour from the first minute to the last minute, it's very hard to do that Saturday-Wednesday-Saturday-Wednesday.
"It's absolutely no problem", he said. That's not nice, it's only the job to do sometimes. It's not nice to tell him he's not involved but he's come from another league with a different system, it takes time.
"But the plan was, and is still, that he will make us better".
"From my point it is all fine, but I know the situation isn't what some people expected but I can not change that".