Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp insists his side will "delete the bad things" from Saturday's draw with Tottenham and focus on what they did well.

The Reds came from behind to secure a point at home to Spurs – the first time they had not won at Anfield in the Premier League since October – but a lot of their attacking play was far from what Klopp wanted to see.

His side swung in 46 crosses in the game, which is way above their normal number, as they chased the win which would have maintained the pressure on league leaders Manchester City.

Klopp was unhappy with the way his players deviated from their tried-and-trusted methods but believes they will have no problem hitting the reset switch for tonight's trip to Aston Villa.

"The crosses you can read easy," he said. "They are not useful in a game like this with the profile of players they have in the box. That makes no sense.

"You have to keep going to find the momentum, to pile through the gaps, get to the touchline and square it from there.

"The main challenge in a game like this is that you are constantly in a creating mood, knowing each missed pass is a massive problem (as it leaves them open to a counter-attack).

"It is really difficult to stay calm in these moments and do exactly the right thing. Now we have to use the good things, delete the bad things and go from here."

It was suggested to Klopp that nothing was actually 'broken’ with his side and it was just a result of the high-stakes games they are playing in currently.

"That is how I see it," the German added. "That is how I saw the game. So we keep going.

"If we win 3-1, you would not have counted crosses. You would not have asked me about that.

"It was not a perfect game but the general approach, the counter press was completely on a different level.

"We win it and we talk about that – ‘Wow the counter press of Liverpool’ – we don’t win it and we just forget it. I don’t because that keeps us going.

"We didn’t score from a set-piece but we could have because everything was nearly perfect. We have to accept that."

Forward Roberto Firmino is set to return to the Liverpool squad.

The Brazil international has missed the last six matches with a foot problem but had additional training over the weekend to get him back up to speed.

Changes are expected from Klopp with Joel Matip likely to come in at centre-back, while Kostas Tsimikas may be given a rare start on the left of defence in order to rest Andy Robertson.

Jacob Ramsey remains out for Aston Villa. The midfielder missed Saturday's 3-1 win at Burnley with a groin injury but could return for the weekend’s game with Crystal Palace.

Leon Bailey’s ankle injury will also keep him sidelined, with boss Steven Gerrard expected to have a similar squad to the weekend.

Liverpool legend Gerrard insists he wants to beat the club where he spent the vast majority of his career.

"Liverpool are a world-class team. Arguably, the best team in the world right now. We're well aware of the challenge," he said.

"I’ve spoken many times about how I respect the coach and the coaching staff there. You either fear that or you put your shoulders back and try to take it on and find situations where you can have your moments in the game.

"Every team on the planet, historically or now, there’s always areas or situations that happen in a game where you can hurt them.

"We’re well aware of the size of the challenge, but it’s exciting and I’m looking forward to it. Big games of football are what it’s all about.

"My job is to win games for Aston Villa, that will always be the case when I’m representing the club. I want to win, fiercely, and that is no different tomorrow.

"In terms of Liverpool, the season is over 38 games and they play Aston Villa twice."

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