Jurge Klopp has Insisted his Liverpool side is a "long term project" ahead of their clash against Tottenham at the weekend.

Liverpool were victims of a shock result last weekend as they lost 2-0 to Hull, resulting in them slipping to fifth in the Premier League table - four points behind Spurs.

However, Klopp is keeping calm despite his side's poor form. Speaking to the press ahead of the weekend, he said: "We are still convinced that this is a long-term project. The players learn but it's my job to bring them into the right situation."

"I don't question everything [after a defeat]. Everything is easier when you win a game but the jobs is still the same to do [no matter the result]."

The German coach's side endured a horrible January, which saw them knocked out of both the EFL Cup and the FA Cup even slide out of the Champions League places.

Having gained 13 points from a possible 21 against sides in the top six this season, Klopp has revealed his frustration at his side's situation.

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"Our record should be better," he added. "We know we can do a lot of good things still but we have to show it on the pitch.

"It [Liverpool's top six record] should be better, remember that offside goal against Man United?

"We don't look for excuses, we look for solutions. Just because you aren't flying, it doesn't mean you can't win next game."

Tottenham are currently second in the league and Klopp is confident in his side's ability going into the game at Anfield on Saturday.

"Against a team like Tottenham, we need everything. If we play like we did in first half against Hull - no chance. If we play like we did in that second half then [we have a] better chance, but we want better."