Relentless Liverpool sweep Tottenham aside as Chelsea go top

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"We were that good it was hard for Tottenham", Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp said. "I don't want to put pressure on the team, but anything is possible".

Georginio Wijnaldum has revealed that Liverpool devised a game plan to target Spurs goalkeeper Michel Vorm and scored a goal as a result.

If Manchester United were in the same position, having made a ideal start to the Premier League campaign, would Neville suggest they tank the Champions League this season? We won at Tottenham and that's the only thing I was interested in.

"What shocked me - because I'm a huge fan of the Spurs manager - is that he didn't alter the system after it quickly became clear it wasn't working".

And it is that wealth of talent that means they have already picked up more points (three) away from home against last season's top six than they did in the whole of 2017-18 (one). (PA Photos) Earlier that season, Ian Rush helped Liverpool defeat Spurs to win the 1982 League Cup final at Wembley.

As for the eye injury suffered by Liverpool's Roberto Firmino, it looked like a complete accident - Jan Vertonghen was off balance and just caught him.

"Looking too far ahead is a mistake".

He would expect his great club to put in a wholehearted effort in both the Premier League and Champions League, as well as the FA Cup, to try and win any silverware available. Firmino has scored 29 goals in 59 games, Mane 24 in 49 and Salah a remarkable 46 goals in 57 games.

Liverpool celebrate with the 1981/1982 League Championship trophy
Liverpool secured the 1981/1982 League Championship trophy after going on to beat Tottenham 3-1 at Anfield to wrap up the title

Jurgen Klopp's side avenged last season's 4-1 thrashing at Tottenham with a large helping hand from their error-prone hosts.

Tottenham were struggling to escape their half as Liverpool pressed and in the 20th minute they invited additional pressure when Eric Dier's wayward pass was intercepted by Mohamed Salah.

Kane has faced criticism for what have been perceived to be lacklustre performances at the start of the 2018-19 season, although he broke his notorious August duck by netting in wins over Fulham and Manchester United.

"We should be talking in a different way now because if it was given, it's 2-2 if we score the goal".

Adding that, "There is a real solidarity between us because we do not care who will score the most or who scores first".

"If Chelsea did this, or Arsenal, I am sure it would be the same, people saying they must win".

Inevitably, something which is part of life at Anfield, expectations will soar in line with the emotion that fuels their support and Klopp must deal with that.

Manchester City's Portuguese winger Bernardo Silva was hardly a peripheral figure in last season's title winning campaign but nor was he fundamental to it, often used from the bench.

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