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What a Premier League Match of the Day

Liverpool FC won at Tottenham 2-1 and played an outstanding football in an early Premier League game. With this win, the Reds have won their five Premier League games and put pressure on contenders, Man City and Chelsea.

Wijnaldum and Firmino found the net at Wembley and Liverpool lead the League. They will now face Paris Saint-Germain for the beginning of the Champions League group stage.

A happy coach

Coach Klopp comments post-game on the result and the way his team played:

“Let me say, it was the best game of the season for us for sure. We had in all the games really good moments. Today, we had 85 brilliant minutes and then unfortunately we didn’t finish the game off.

That means Tottenham have the quality to strike back, that’s what they did after a corner. But then nothing happened anymore. So I’m really happy about the performance and proud of the performance because the boys came back Wednesday and Thursday.

We trained yesterday and then playing our football in that way, that’s really nice for a manager. It was a very good performance, maybe our best against Tottenham in all the years since I’ve been here.

But, I imagine only five per cent less and we probably would have lost. That’s really hard on Tottenham, they are probably not happy with the result and the performance.

But because we were that good, it was so difficult for Tottenham today. I don’t think Tottenham played bad. That’s why we deserved to win. But it’s over, three points, now we have to go again in three days, we have to recover pretty quickly.

We play Paris Saint-Germain; they won yesterday without Neymar and Mbappe, so they can obviously rest players in the league.”