Liverpool and Chelsea set Premier League first with ideal starts

Jordan Henderson was speaking to Sky Sports' Laura Woods

Jordan Henderson was speaking to Sky Sports Laura Woods

Liverpool beat Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 at Wembley on Saturday as they continued their faultless start to the Premier League season.

Although Jurgen Klopp will be curious as to why his side couldn't convert more of the many chances they created, the closing five minutes of today's game very almost undone what was a landmark win for Klopp's side. "It was the moment where we could show that we are really convinced about what we are doing, we just had to do it more often and in a better way".

"I don't wait for problems, but I am old enough to know they will come. If we analyse the first five games, the performances were similar but today the opponent was Liverpool", Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino said.

The last time it happened was 110 years ago, back in the 1908-09 season.

Liverpool, enjoying their best start to a season since the 1990-91 campaign, had plenty of chances to make the result more comfortable at Wembley, dominating for long periods of the second half after their goals by Georginio Wijnaldum and Roberto Firmino.

Liverpool started the game in extremely quick fashion, which resulted in the ball being in the back of the net within the first minute.

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Tottenham surely would've been better off with an Erik Lamela or a Son Heung-min, pacy players better able to attack full-backs with their dribbling.

"The performance was better than the result and the result is ideal", he said.

"Today, we had 85 brilliant minutes and then unfortunately we didn't finish the game off". It is not about playing well, it is about attitude and to say, "Hey, come on, we are aggressive and we try to win".

The only cloud hanging over an otherwise successful afternoon in London was an eye injury sustained by Firmino during a 75th-minute clash with Jan Vertonghen that saw Spurs awarded a free-kick. "We don't play Champions League or what?" said the German, whose side now top the table with a 100 per cent record after four matches and are widely seen as the main challengers to defending champions Manchester City.

Critics will point to the fact that all three of this big finals were lost but if anyone needs proof of the improvement at the club under the former Dortmund manager, then all they need to do is look back at the team sheet from that first match in charge back in 2015.

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