Liverpool Spectacularly Lucky Not To Concede Late Penalty Vs Spurs

Watch Jurgen Klopp’s press conference after Liverpool win 2-1 at Tottenham

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"They have a generation of players and they have experience in these games, and over and over again, they know that in the end they win those games".

The Reds' league form suffered as a result of their run to the final of UEFA's showpiece competition in the latter stages of the previous campaign, eventually holding on for a fourth-placed finish in the English top flight.

Tottenham managed only three shots on target to Liverpool's 10, including Erik Lamela's angled strike in stoppage time. From there, Spurs applied the expected pressure for the short amount of time that remained.

Not enough to convince referee Michael Oliver that a penalty should be awarded, a retrospective look at the challenge appears to suggest Liverpool were rather fortunate to come out of the situation unscathed. "Generally, we sit together in the dressing room in the same place just after matches".

"We all have the same situation in a football team, I'm long enough in this business now to know that nobody plays a flawless season".

Having nine Tottenham players among the four World Cup semi-finalists, a group that does not include key players Christian Eriksen and Son Heung-min, underlines just how potent their squad should be. It's still early, five games, fantastic we won all five and improved.

Watch Jurgen Klopp’s press conference after Liverpool win 2-1 at Tottenham

Hugo Lloris, who won the World Cup with France, is out injured and Tottenham was reliant on Michel Vorm in goal against Liverpool. We are a challenger and we are a challenger again for pretty much everything, especially in each game.

"There's a real solidarity between us, because we don't worry about who's going to score the most or first". I don't think there is any game in the world where you would say beforehand: 'No chance Liverpool.' That is good. If he will be fine for tomorrow, I don't know in the moment.

"We have showed that but that doesn't mean anything for this game", Klopp said. Twelve months ago it would have been inconceivable that they would reel off five wins on the spin without their fearsome front three playing a prominent role.

They have scored 66 goals in 32 combined starts.

"So far the best [result] was the first matchday-but it depended a bit on the opponent, maybe-and now this today was by far the best performance of the season".

The doubts over Firmino's availability open up a space in attack for Liverpool.

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