However, at 2-0 ahead and cruising, Spurs' Erik Lamela somewhat dampened Liverpool's satisfaction with his 93rd minute goal.
Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool are about to enter a crucial test as they play a series of games which could tell us whether or not they are finally ready to make a serious challenge for the Premier League title.
"Tottenham are not really happy at the moment with the result and not with the performance, but because we were that good it was so hard for Tottenham. We have seen that we can do it", Klopp said.
The visitors continued to dominate the game and should have broken the deadlock in the 21st minute after Mohammed Salah found himself one-on-one with Michel Vorm, in goal in the absence of injured Hugo Lloris.
"Last year, for example, we had no chance to focus on one competition because we had to qualify for the Champions League and I don't think that even Gary Neville would have said: 'Quarterfinals of the Champions League, let City win'".
Against Liverpool, he was substituted in the 73rd minute for Son, the South Korean making his first return since winning the recent Asian Games.
"I don't wait for problems, but I am old enough to know they will come".
However, the goal seemed to have come too late in the match as Liverpool held on to win the match 2-1. Three points. Now we have to go again.
Liverpool's Roberto Firmino has confirmed there is no long-term damage to his eye after a horrific incident involving Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen.
"It was a free kick for Tottenham, right?"
"A good pre-season should be at least three or four weeks", said Klopp.
"But it's something with the eye and for sure at the moment it's not comfortable for him".
"The issue will be monitored and treated by Liverpool's medical staff at Melwood before any decision is made on whether Firmino will be able to figure in Tuesday evening's Champions League encounter with Paris Saint-Germain at Anfield".