Tottenham Hotspur vs. Liverpool - Football Match Report

Jurgen Klopp manager of Liverpool during a training session at Melwood Training Ground

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Liverpool extended their ideal start to the season as goals from Georginio Wijnaldum and Roberto Firmino ensured the Premier League leaders punished woeful Tottenham with a 2-1 win on Saturday.

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has made a bold claim in the run up to the Spurs' game against Liverpool in stating that midfielder Harry Winks has the potential to be England's Xavi or Andres Iniesta. We have started well but this is a really big challenge. How we'll deal with that I have no idea.

"I don't wait for problems, but I am old enough to know they will come".

"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 will play the ideal season".

The frantic final few minutes after Erik Lamela's late goal for Spurs show there remains work to be done, but the foundation is now there for Liverpool to mount a significant quest for a first Premier League crown.

Speaking to reporters, Klopp said on his new £43million man: "I don't like to compare players but we had similar question about Robbo and Oxlade and I'm not sure if Sadio (Mane) played from the beginning, but I think he had a full pre-season". Because we came here and tried to do it, you need a really outstanding performance - and that was what the boys delivered today.

However, for two teams to manage it is unheard of - this is first season in Premier League history where a pair of clubs managed flawless starts through five games.

Klopp knows it is early days, but he is delighted with the progress his team has made as he hailed their best performance of the season so far.

"Tottenham won't be happy but because we were so good it was hard for them today".

Liverpool's Roberto Firmino has confirmed there is no long-term damage to his eye after a horrific incident involving Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen.

"He has the possibility and the potential of course but now it is up to him and we go again: mentality". "That is how it is, the body needs the time only to calm down from an intense season - they didn't have it". If we score the goal and it's 2-2 then we talk about character and personality.

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