Tottenham 1 Liverpool 2: Wijnaldum and Firmino sound Reds' title intentions

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   Klopp's Liverpool have won every game so far this season

GETTY Klopp's Liverpool have won every game so far this season

We have the "most valuable player" conversation quite a lot, but if the Premier League was to introduce an award for the player upon whom his team leans most, Wilfried Zaha would be a shoo-in.

"How do you prepare for a game when you don't focus on it?"

A totally fair result, but a hugely flattering scoreline.

The promising defender made his 50th appearance for Liverpool in their 2-1 win at Wembley on Saturday, with his establishment in the Reds' starting line-up continuing to be reaffirmed. It was a complicated situation, with [Virgil van Dijk] in front of him with [Jan] Vertonghen and a few players there. We were out-thought, outfought and outplayed.

Son Heung-min then saw his penalty claims waved away by referee Michael Oliver.

That is not the reason we lost and we can not use it as an excuse and hide behind it, in the way other teams did last season!

"People say, "You should win it this year because you reached the final last year".

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Was there a specific key battle that you think proved pivotal?

"I do not have the personality to wait for problems but I know they will come", Klopp said. The German has opted against rotating his squad around in the league and Saturday was no different as new players like Xherdan Shaqiri and Fabinho had to sit this one out again. We won at Tottenham and that's the only thing I was interested in.

You won that area of the pitch hands down, and dominated accordingly.

The visitors were by far the better side throughout the contest against a Spurs side who lacked the requisite sharpness against their effervescent opponents.

You know only too well yourselves how you need a proper goalkeeper - it's already three set-piece goals conceded in two games without Lloris.

The Reds' dominance in the match finally paid off as Georginio Wijnaldum put his side ahead in the 39th minute after Tottenham failed to clear their lines from a corner kick played by James Milner.

It perhaps is the reason Klopp is now favouring Keita, Wijnaldum and Milner at the moment. Another three points would have seen a trio-teams start perfectly through five for the first time ever in English top-flight history but it was not to be as Manchester United downed the Hornets 2-1.

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