Too much asked of tired World Cup stars for Jurgen Klopp

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It feels like a good time to analyse how Klopp has fared at Anfield as an away game against Tottenham nearly three years ago was the first match in charge for the German, but are Liverpool actually any better now?

Erik Lamela grabbed what turned out to be a consolation goal for Spurs in added time. A lot of people play our games when we play Champions League football and that's our job, that we do the best we can do in all those games. That means Tottenham have the quality to strike back, that's what they did after a corner.

And it gave the Reds the lead in their most important match of the season so far.

"Winning here is so hard, unbelievably difficult, so I never expect that. We had 85 brilliant minutes".

"I didn't see it back, I didn't see anything back from the game". "If you analyse the first five games, the performance was similar in all the games, but the opponents were all different".

Liverpool were less affected by the demands of World Cup action than their title rivals and it has shown in their fine start to the season with four straight Premier League wins to sit top of the table.

The Brazilian forward, who ended up scoring the deciding goal from a yard out, told the club's medical staff that he could not go on after being poked in the eye by Spurs defender Jan Verthongen in the 74th minute.

"We will see, and then we play Paris Saint-Germain-they won yesterday without Neymar and Mbappe, so they can obviously rest players in the league". "I'm not sure, but maybe we have an injury with Roberto".

Not for the first time this season, the Reds triumphed through hard work, a superbly drilled defence and opportunistic finishing rather than replicating the kind of swaggering play that took them to the Champions League final last season.

"It was a free kick for Tottenham, right?"

"I don't have the personality to wait for problems, but I'm old enough to know they will come", Klopp said.

"But it's something with the eye and for sure in the moment it's not comfortable for him".

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