Liverpool travel to London to face Tottenham Hotspur this Sunday.
Last season, the Reds beat Spurs 5-0 at White Hart Lane, the match which led to Andre Villas-Boas being sacked as Spurs manager.
“The past is the past,” Pochettino said of those losses.
“I don’t want to remember the past. It is a new season, I think a different style, different philosophy. Liverpool invested a lot of money this summer and we went another way. We believe in our squad and add some players for the balance. Two different ways [of approaching things].”
So far, the approach Tottenham have used, has worked well for them. Just two matches into the league, Spurs currently sit on top of the table with two wins in two games. The Lilywhites come into this game high on confidence after routing QPR 4-0 in their previous game. The game-plan which served Pochettino so well during his time at Southampton seems to be working with his new team as well.
“It is an easy method. It is not a difficult method.Our philosophy is play football along the grass, make good combinations, work hard and, at the moment, they are happy.”
Mario Balotelli has signed for Liverpool and has started full training with the team. This could mean that he would make his debut at White Hart Lane on Sunday. When asked about Balotelli, Pochettinho replied, “I haven’t an opinion about that. The only thing is that he is a very good player, a star. For England, for our football, it is important that star players come here. Mario Balotelli is an unbelievable player and that he has very good skill. And, okay, it is important for football and for Liverpool, not for us.”
Pochettino suggested there may not be enough time for Federico Fazio to feature in the Liverpool match. The Argentinian defender arrived from Sevilla on Wednesday, as replacement for Michael Dawson and was paraded on the pitch ahead of the AEL match.
“Wednesday was the first training session in the afternoon [with Tottenham] and yesterday with the players not in the squad he trained in the morning. We will see. It is important that he adapts to the squad and the new philosophy because he played in Sevilla. Today it is too early to say if it is possible whether he will be involved in the squad for Sunday.”