Georginio Wijnaldum reveals why he rejected Spurs in favour of Liverpool move

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"We wanted that, so how could I stand here and say 'oh my God we have to play all these teams.' That's how it is and that's why our owners have brought us all together - to try to do our best and nothing else".

Jurgen Klopp challenged Liverpool to extend its blistering start after the Premier League leaders delivered a statement of intent with a "perfect" 2-1 win against Tottenham.

Ahead of Spurs' match against Liverpool on Saturday, he was asked if there would be two challengers taking to the field.

Liverpool should have been well clear by the time Erik Lamela grabbed a late reply for Spurs, with Fowler echoing those who consider Klopp's side to be serious title contenders.

The fan comment stated: "What characterised Liverpool's attack last season was the teamwork and understanding between Salah, Firmino and Mane".

Watford had a chance to go top of the table with Chelsea and Liverpool but they were facing a United team with lots to prove and Mourinho's men really showed up.

Determined to write the wrongs of their 4-1 defeat by Tottenham last season, Liverpool started quickly and Firmino had the ball in his net inside the first minute, only to be denied by the offside flag. It's still early, five games, fantastic we won all five and improved.

Liverpool pressing high
Liverpool pressing high

'With Hendo, we need him so much and I don't think it makes sense in the moment to play him, ' he told Sky Sports before the lunchtime kick off.

However, Klopp suggested that he is feeling the effects from a busy schedule with Gareth Southgate's squad, and with a key Champions League clash coming up against Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday, the German stressed it was important to have his skipper running at full capacity.

"It was our best game of the season for sure. We deserved to win".

Tottenham were tipped by many to challenge Manchester City and Liverpool for the title after winning 3-0 at Manchester United last month. I'm not the type of person who waits for problems, but I'm old enough to know they will come.

Klopp's side were imperious going forward but a combination of poor finishing and selfish play stopped them from adding to their tally. How do you prepare for a game when you don't focus on it?

"It's an awesome build which is going to take time, it's disappointing (Spurs are not playing there yet) and we should have a date".

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