Winners of their first five league games for the first time since 1990, Liverpool returned from the worldwide break to blank a lethargic Tottenham side that have failed to capitalise on the emotion of their 3-0 win at Manchester United on August 27.
Liverpool recorded their fifth Premier League victory in as many games by securing three points against Spurs, thanks to goals from "Gini" Wijnaldum and Roberto Firmino. "The result is the most important thing and the result is ideal". I would never expect that, you need a really outstanding performance and that's what the boys delivered. Back when everyone largely played 4-4-2 and there was none of this play-it-out-from-the-back malarkey, Joe Cole was dumped out there a lot and Steven Gerrard was wasted in too many games.
"It was our best game of the season for sure".
In Virgil van Dijk, Liverpool have the multi-faceted defensive linchpin they have been craving. "It was the moment where we could show that we are really convinced about what we are doing, we just had to do it more often and in a better way".
"Maybe [if he learns this] he will arrive to play in a very good level and be one of the best midfielders in England". But only five per cent less and we would probably have lost. Now we won a few games, that's good, but it doesn't change anything for us. "We deserved to win".
Liverpool's Roberto Firmino has confirmed there is no long-term damage to his eye after a horrific incident involving Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen.
"I didn't see it back, I didn't see anything back from the game".
I had to look at the incident three times, then finally in slow motion to see if there had been contact.
"For me the performance was better than the result", Klopp said. Articles appear on euronews.com for a limited time.
Speaking ahead of Spurs' game against Liverpool, Pochettino said, "Harry has all the profile of the midfielder - ideal". If it was given it's 2-2 if we score the goal. When we talk about midfielders, you like to use Spanish midfielders like Xavi and Iniesta.
"He has the possibility and the potential of course but now it is up to him and we go again: mentality". It was after we won 7-0 v Maribor.