Jurgen Klopp admitted he could not be happier with his Liverpool side after their win at Tottenham, declaring it their best performance of the season.
Goals from Gini Wijnaldum and Roberto Firmino helped put the Reds 2-0 up before an injury-time strike from Erik Lamela set up a tense finish.
But anything but three points would have been harsh on the Reds and Klopp’s side maintained their 100% record this season to secure a 2-1 win and their fifth Premier League win in five games.
“That was very, very good. It was an intense job to do and the boys did it,” Klopp told Sky Sports after the match.
“We deserved to win that game today. Over 85 minutes we were really dominant. With and without the ball we caused them massive problems. The things they usually do usually work, but they didn’t today. The boys stuck to our plan today and it was really good – everybody worked so hard in what was a good performance.
“That was our best game of the season and the performance was much better than the result.”
Asked how hard a game it was for Liverpool, Klopp continued: “That was a tough game, man! Two good teams, two big teams, football as it should be. We won the game and if we win at Tottenham it’s a big result.
“The players did the job and they worked unbelievable hard, and I’m really proud of them.”
Klopp was then asked what he said to the players after the match.
“What a game from my boys – that was really, really good. Tottenham are one of the best teams in world football, and to come here and perform like that after the international break… I didn’t take that for granted,” he added.
“We were defensively good, offensively good, and the performance was better than the result. It was perhaps a but nervy at the end but no problem. I have nothing to be critical about today. If you win games and you’re not 100% with the performance it’s still three points – I like that. It’s a deserved result.”
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