Liverpool news: Jurgen Klopp reveals how his side ‘dominated’ Tottenham at Wembley | Football | Sport
Klopp had never won at the home of English football as a manager and will be pleased to put the unwanted record to bed as the Reds sent out a real statement of intent.
Georginio Wijnaldum gave the visitors the lead with a first half header before Roberto Firmino added a second.
Erik Lamela pulled one back in stoppage time to set up a grand stand finish but Mauricio Pochettino’s side were simply not good enough to earn a share of the points.
Liverpool were in total control after Wijnaldum’s opener and could have killed the game off with some better decision making in the final third.
Klopp was pleased that his side continued where they had left off after the international break.
“That was very, very good. It was an intense job to do and the boys did it,” Klopp said.
“We deserved to win that game today. Over 85 minutes we were really dominant. With and without the ball we caused them massive problems.
“The things they usually do usually work, but they didn’t today. The boys stuck to our plan today and it was really good – everybody worked so hard in what was a good performance.”
Naby Keita was restored to the starting line up at the expense of captain Jordan Henderson, only the second change the Reds have made all season.
Last year’s Champions League finalists are finally starting to put together some consistency as they bid to land their first top flight title since 1990.
“That was our best game of the season and the performance was much better than the result,” Klopp added.
“That was a tough game, man! Two good teams, two big teams, football as it should be. We won the game and if we win at Tottenham it’s a big result.
“The players did the job and they worked unbelievable hard, and I’m really proud of them.”
Things don’t get much easier for the Reds now, as they begin a gruelling run of fixtures.
They host PSG in the Champions League on Tuesday before facing Southampton, Chelsea twice, Napoli and Manchester City in the next three weeks.
New signing Fabinho was part of the match day squad for the first ever time and is expected to make his debut in the coming weeks.