Jurgen Klopp believes his Reds backline will never stop being criticised despite improvements in performances over the past couple of weeks.

Liverpool head to Wembley on Sunday to face Tottenham in the Premier League, and during his pre-match press conference on Friday, Klopp revealed performances have been good at the stadium despite results not going the German’s way in previous visits.

The Reds secured back-to-back clean sheets for the first time this season with last weekend’s stalemate against Manchester United followed up by the 7-0 rout over Maribor in midweek.

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But the 50-year old expects criticism to remain consistent for his defenders, despite the improvements.

The boss said: “Our performances at Wembley have been really good. My Champions League final there and our Capital One Cup final were unlucky.

“I am pretty sure that after being at Liverpool for two years the defence will never stop being criticised!

SINSHEIM, GERMANY – Tuesday, August 15, 2017: Liverpool’s Dejan Lovren reacts as referee Björn Kuipers awards a penalty during the UEFA Champions League Play-Off 1st Leg match between TSG 1899 Hoffenheim and Liverpool at the Rhein-Neckar-Arena. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

“We concede one goal, it is always one player who is at fault or who is not good enough. We’ve been much smarter in our protections.”

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Klopp also hailed his side’s counter-pressing in Maribor, and even joked that he was more satisfied with it than the amount of goals scored.

“The best thing about our performance at Maribor was our counter-pressing, even though we scored seven goals.”

“It is not nice to be the opponent when we finish all of the situations we create.”

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