"We've improved and this was by far our best performance of the season, so I like that development".
The news will come as a welcome relief to Klopp as Liverpool have just kicked-off a seven game run that could define their season so they'll be pleased Firmino's eye injury is nothing serious.
Erik Lamela did fine when he came on, producing a good finish for the goal, but again it needs a team to help.
Firmino almost set the tone after 45 seconds with a goal that was disallowed when Sadio Mane was ruled to be offside, and though Michel Vorm parried away an attempt by Mohamed Salah after 22 minutes, Liverpool struck first behind Wijnaldum.
Nearly a year after Tottenham humbled Liverpool 4-1 at Wembley, before finishing third, the fortunes of the teams have been reversed.
Liverpool extended their flawless start to the Premier League season by claiming a fifth successive league win to beat Tottenham at Wembley and record their best start to a campaign for 28 years.
Liverpool pressing high
"We were that good it was hard for Tottenham", Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp said.
The next challenge is in the Champions League with a trip to Inter Milan on Tuesday when Liverpool hosts Paris Saint-Germain at the start of the group stage. Now we won a few games, that's good, but it doesn't change anything for us. "The front three are a real problem and a handful, so I think Liverpool will challenge Man City".
Two games against Chelsea (PL and League Cup), plus a crunch league game with Manchester City and UEFA Champions League clashes with PSG and Napoli await. Even City past year didn't play the flawless season.
These are the games that can prove decisive in the race for the title, so it distorts the competition to have them take place when the two managers and sets of players have barely had time to practice a set-piece in the build-up.
"How do you prepare a game when you don't focus on it?" I don't want to say anything against one or the other or just because Harry is my player, I am going to praise Harry and kill Salah. "We've got to have a good look at ourselves and go again", he said.
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