How Jurgen Klopp’s tactics helped Liverpool suffocate Tottenham into submission

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp celebrates with Jordan Henderson and Joe Gomez after the match against Tottenham Hotspur at the Wembley Stadium in London

Firmino Offers Update After Liverpool Star Is Taken To Hospital Following Spurs Win

The Reds have started the season in immaculate form, with their victory over Tottenham at Wembley on Saturday simply continuing a flawless beginning to the campaign for Jurgen Klopp's men, who have yet to drop points in the Premier League.

"I don't know exactly what it means but to focus on one competition can only be if maybe you are already out of the competition almost".

Something for Jurgen Klopp to worry about?

In the second half Liverpool picked up from where they left off and scored within just 10 minutes of the restart after Roberto Firmino doubled the Reds advantage with a fortuitous open goal finish. It's fantastic that we've won all five games.

Since October a year ago Liverpool have had the best defensive record in the Premier League, keeping more clean sheets than any other team, but they were denied another by Erik Lamela in stoppage time.

However, Klopp suggested that he is feeling the effects from a busy schedule with Gareth Southgate's squad, and with a key Champions League clash coming up against Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday, the German stressed it was important to have his skipper running at full capacity.

"But all I can tell you as a player is I am happy when a player like Virgil [van Dijk] signs and walks into the dressing room because then you think, "yeah, we can really achieve something with this team".

"Of course now to win against Liverpool can change the mood and change the perception and everything but still if you win, after you win against Brighton".

"We need to do the right things to get us into that position, to give us that chance".

"Liverpool is a great team".

He explained: "Too often I hear people say it's about the players, not tactics - that is a load of absolute nonsense".

Danny Rose - 5 - Much like Trippier, the two full-backs had a busy afternoon in trying to keep Liverpool's attacking trident quiet, though they proved too hot to handle.

"I'm not going to argue with Souey, because he's Souey...but you definitely can't say that unless they win the league", he added.

"We maybe have an injury with Roberto, something with his eye we'll see. It is a constant challenge for all of us, we will deal with it and it will never be ideal".

How would you rate the away support on the day?

The Italian manager's old club come next, and there are few trips in Europe more daunting than playing away in Naples.

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