There are two ways Liverpool can finish above Napoli - with a 1-0 win or with a victory by two goals or more. The Holland worldwide made a last-ditch sliding tackle on Mertens in the 13th minute and appeared to win the ball, though bent Mertens' ankle on the follow through. "I prefer that newspapers talk about things like this than, "Tottenham is going to sack me", or 'people are exhausted of me". You need to have dreams, you need to go for it, otherwise why would you be a footballer?
Slovenian referee Damir Skomina saw the challenge and showed a yellow card to the Liverpool centre-back. "I heard it after the game so I was a bit disappointed about that".
Spurs see Gomes as a potential long-term replacement for Mousa Dembele, who will leave the club in January or next summer.
All four Premier League sides participating in this season's competition have qualified and other top sides Europe have also booked their place into the next round.
But despite their lack of activity in the transfer market, Pochettino insists he is unconcerned if he does not bring in any players when the window opens again in the new year.
One goal would have saved Carlo Ancelotti's side, and in the final seconds it seemed certain to arrive as a cross evaded everybody to fall at the feet of substitute forward Arkardiusz Milik, some 10 yards out.
"[Alisson] was there to do his job", Van Dijk said.
'I think it's more than 20 that are working there. In the Champions League. Perhaps then we will get a concrete date for the opening.
In addition to Liverpool, Tottenham and Roma will be in the pot of second-place finishers.
"I don't believe it is going to be decisive to play in one or another stadium".
"We are there, we are in a good position", he said.
Instead, he played down the argument and insisted it was for the good of the team.