But Firmino had to be taken off early after an ugly clash with Vertonghen.
Winners of their first five league games for the first time since 1990, Liverpool returned from the global 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.
"I didn't see it back. We competed, we were close and the last action was insane because it was a penalty", Pochettino told Sky Sports.
Speaking to reporters, Klopp said on his new £43million man: "I don't like to compare players but we had similar question about Robbo and Oxlade and I'm not sure if Sadio (Mane) played from the beginning, but I think he had a full pre-season".
The former England worldwide is flexible in nature and his awareness of those around him ensured gaps left by his teammates were quickly filled, where his position further up the field saw him create a number of chances for his forward players.
This fixture precedes a congested period for both sides with Tottenham set to make the trip to Italy on Tuesday to face Inter in the Champions League before returning to Premier League action on the south coast against Brighton next weekend. It was an intense job to do and the boys did it. So far this was our best performance, so I like that development. "Over 85 minutes we were really dominant", the German boss added. With and without the ball we caused them massive problems. However, Pochettino's midfield diamond only sowed confusion and nullified Tottenham's usual threats.
"We started the season with good results, but we knew the circumstances and the reality after the World Cup were completely different".
"We had quite a good session yesterday, couldn't do too much because some of them came off the plane".
While Kane collected the Golden Boot in Russian Federation, the six goals came in his first three games and that was followed by a three-match barren run.