Sam Allardyce has said neither Mauricio Pochettino nor Jurgen Klopp will be under pressure if Tottenham and Liverpool fail to win a trophy this season.

However, the former England boss believes Klopp will be given extra funds to improve his squad next summer while Spurs’ new stadium costs could make things difficult for Pochettino in the transfer market.

Liverpool lead Manchester City by a point at the top of the Premier League and are still very much in the title race, but back-to-back defeats for Tottenham have seen the Londoners fall into the scrap for a top four finish.

Both sides will be confident about reaching the quarter-finals of the Champions League, although it will be a big ask for either side to win it given what they fighting for domestically.

There is a possibility Liverpool and Spurs will finish the season trophyless, but Allardyce doesn’t believe there will pressure on Klopp or Pochettino as a result.

“I think the owners of Liverpool and Tottenham are very supportive,” Allardyce told talkSPORT.

“I think they would be disappointed, but they would probably say, ‘what do you need to get better?’

“I’m not so sure about Tottenham, in terms of the money they’ll be able to find for Mauricio because of the cost of the stadium, which has to be a factor.

“But at Liverpool it might be a different story. Their funds are increasing, they’ve got money in the bank and I think they might say, ‘we’ll give you a little bit more to try and win it next season’.

“So I don’t think Klopp or Pochettino will have a problem.”

Tottenham face Arsenal in a north London derby at Wembley this weekend while Liverpool travel to Goodison Park to take on neighbours Everton.




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