This Liverpool team just don’t know when to stop.
You can get ahead. You can cause them problems. It won’t stop them. They won’t let up. They’ll find a way to win from all sorts of situations. A nightmare for everyone else, and it’s all the vision of Jürgen Klopp. He was understandably pleased by what he had seen from his side today.
“We started well but the way we conceded was a bit unlucky”, Klopp told Sky Sports, as reported by BBC Sport. “Tottenham then defended well, their counter-attacks were incredible. But the best thing was that you couldn’t see any influence of the goal. We weren’t nervous, we just followed the plan, doing everything in the right way.
”Their goalkeeper made some incredible saves but we stayed calm. At half-time we said this game only had one problem, the score. There were one or two things we could do better and adapt a little bit.
”I wasn’t surprised by Tottenham. They have the quality to cause any team in the world problems. We had 70% possession but that’s okay for a team like Tottenham because each ball you lose, they have speed on the counter-attack and Harry Kane is so strong.
”But we were in control, we pushed them back and dominated apart from the last five minutes when we felt the intensity of the game. It was a super game and I loved it.”
In terms of the injury concerns to Virgil van Dijk and Mohamed Salah, Klopp added that “Virgil has got a dead leg. It’s painful but he will be fine. And Mo is his ankle, it gets sore the longer the game goes but it is not a massive issue.”
Relentless is the word to describe this performance. It’s what Liverpool are. It doesn’t stop.