Winks has to take some blame for Georginio Wijnaldum's header opening the scoring for Liverpool in the first half, as he had not stayed with his man when Michel Vorm badly dealt with a Liverpool corner.
So far this was our best performance, so I like that development. Maybe it is just a case of early season missteps and nothing more than that, but these two teams have gone in opposite directions since last October, and Liverpool are undoubtedly the one on an upwards trajectory.
Tottenham had their first attempt on goal in the 27th minute, but a free-kick from Christian Eriksen was not strong enough to get the better of Alisson. We are going to win a lot of games. "We deserved 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.
"The onus is also on Tottenham after their result against Watford so I think Liverpool will be comfortable in giving Spurs the ball, but when they win it back they'll get at them".
"I'm not sure, but there may be an injury with Roberto, we don't know exactly in the moment", said Klopp. I don't like the situation, because I don't like to say to Fabinho, who is full of energy and desire to play, to tell him he is not involved.
Klopp hit back at the former Red Devils skipper by claiming that he did not understand how to concentrate exclusively on one competition when at a club like Liverpool, who are expected to compete on all fronts. Back-to-back defeats and impressive starts from their rivals mean Tottenham already look more like top-four aspirants than title challengers.
"We should be talking in a different way now because if it was given, it's 2-2 if we score the goal. His perception will be "wow" and the reality is you still need to prove it".
"Now we're talking about character and personality".