Liverpool boss Klopp: Spurs clash a test of our credentials

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Georginio Wijnaldum and Roberto Firmino scored either side of half-time to put Liverpool 2-0 ahead at Wembley.

Klopp hit back at the former Red Devils skipper by claiming that he did not understand how to concentrate exclusively on one competition when at a club like Liverpool, who are expected to compete on all fronts.

Liverpool FC are now leading the way at the top of the Premier League table as they bid to try and establish themselves as one of the main contenders for the title this season.

But Reds boss Klopp, a victor at Wembley for the first time, wants to see his men produce a sustained spell of excellence before he agrees with that sentiment.

"I don't want to be too critical because I don't know exactly how he said it but sitting in an office and talking about football is completely different to doing the job, to be honest". No player in the Premier League has won more tackles than left back Andrew Robertson, who produced another fine display against Spurs, while James Milner, at the age of 33, covered 13km at Wembley, more than anyone else. It's a long season.

"I think the performance wasn't great, but not changed", Pochettino explained. "I'm not sure, but maybe we have an injury with Roberto".

"I am long enough now in this business to know no one plays a flawless season - not even [Manchester] City a year ago played a ideal season", he said. "Nobody plays a ideal season, not even City past year played a flawless season". I like that development.

"Now we have to prove that and do it again and again".

"That was very, very good", he told Sky Sports .

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Liverpool have yet to scale the attacking peaks they hit during last season's run to the Champions League final.

But they are so well drilled and are playing with such hunger that no-one has been able to rattle them yet. The result is most important and the results ideal.

"Winning here is so hard".

"To win titles, you need to be very good defensively, if not the very best".

"We could have scored more". We controlled the game. "People said that it was never very good consistency wise and in this perspective the [Tottenham] game was a very hard game for him". But we all have our 20 minutes.

The only cloud hanging over an otherwise successful afternoon in London was an eye injury sustained by Firmino during a 75th-minute clash with Jan Vertonghen that saw Spurs awarded a free-kick. "But it is something with his eye and, at the moment, it is not comfortable for him".

Liverpool FC will be hoping to claim the three points to maintain their 100 per cent start to the new campaign.

In the second half, it was once again all Liverpool as Jurgen Klopp's side continued to enjoy more ball possession, but lacked composure to increase their lead.

The lack of depth in Tottenham's squad is clear - particularly the lack of a quality backup striker to Kane - after being the only Premier League team to make no offseason additions.

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