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Pochettino: "I hope Southampton help us" after Anfield draw

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Liverpool v Tottenham Hotspur - Premier League
Mauricio Pochettino and Jurgen Klopp during Saturday's match between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool.
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Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino said he was "disappointed" after his side's 1-1 draw against Liverpool at Anfield on Saturday, and expressed hope that his old club Southampton might do his new club a favor when they take on league leaders Leicester City tomorrow.

"We are disappointed because we dropped two points but to play against Liverpool at Anfield is never easy. We need to feel proud of our players because we showed character.

"In the second half we were better than them. We fought, scored and finished the game. We need to feel pleased for the effort, ambition and character we showed.

"We need to believe. In football anything can happen. We believe in our quality. I hope that Southampton help us, but it's up to us to try to reduce the gap."

Harry Kane scored his 22nd league goal, negating Philippe Coutinho's strike 12 minutes prior. Both sides had chances to take the three points in an exhilarating match but a draw was probably a fair result for both sides.

This opens the door for Leicester who now sit four points ahead of Spurs before tomorrow's match against Southampton. A win over the Saints and Leicester can more or less put the title beyond Spurs' reach with six matches to play, but Spurs will need to make sure they take care of business with their remaining league matches, beginning with next Sunday's match against Manchester United at White Hart Lane.