Roberto Firmino: Liverpool striker 'OK' after eye 'scare'


Since that calamitous defeat by Spurs previous year, Juergen Klopp's side boast the best defensive record in the league, with more clean sheets than any other team.

"He comes from another league, a completely different system which Monaco played, and we have a good team together so that takes time". "We all knew it after the World Cup, especially after England came that far, they have had no rest", added Klopp. "If we analyse the first five games, the performances were similar but today the opponent was Liverpool", Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino said.

After Manchester City's comfortable run to the Premier League title last season, it seemed as if the most likely outcome this season was for the club to do it again with not much competition.

It was the visitors who were out of the blocks the quickest, and they almost went ahead in the opening minute when Roberto Firmino touched in a cross from the right and it beat Michel Vorm in the Spurs goal.

Erik Lamela pounced in second-half injury time to cause a few nervous moments within a late Spurs fightback, but Liverpool dominated throughout and should have finished emphatic winners. I have no clue exactly what happened.

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Against Liverpool, he was substituted in the 73rd minute for Son, the South Korean making his first return since winning the recent Asian Games.

However, for two teams to manage it is unheard of - this is first season in Premier League history where a pair of clubs managed ideal starts through five games.

"The performance today, for me, was better than the result", Klopp told a postmatch news conference. "This type of game shows you that we need to improve if we want to contend in the end to win some title".

The forward went to a London hospital in England after the clash with Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen in the 75th minute of Liverpool's 2-1 victory at Wembley in the English Premier League.

"Now we have to prove it and do it again, again and again". You always know our attacking threat will hurt the opposition and score goals, so for us as a team it's about defending properly and that's everyone from the goalkeeper to the striker. It is not about playing well, it is about attitude and to say, "Hey, come on, we are aggressive and we try to win".