Jurgen Klopp's side won their first four Premier League matches of the season to go top of the table heading into the global break. We could have scored more, we controlled the game.
Harry Kane failed to connect with Kieran Tripper on a cross in the 66th minute, and Erik Lamela's attempt in the 85th minute went wide for Spurs, who appeared to get a lift once Son Heung-Min came on in the 73rd minute for his first appearance since winning the gold medal for South Korea in the Asian Games earlier this month.
"I think we should be talking in a different way now - if it was given it's 2-2 - if we score the goal".
Mane made a good run that caught Tottenham right-back Kieran Trippier out of position before sending over a low cross that Vertonghen diverted against his own post.
"I want to say that Liverpool deserved the victory but if you analyse the game, there are some key moments like the goal that we conceded. But the result is the most important thing and the result is flawless because winning here is so hard", Klopp said. I would never expect that, you need a really outstanding performance and that's what the boys delivered.
But Tottenham were careless from start to finish and they paid the price in the 39th minute.
"I have no clue what exactly happened, but it's something with the eye and for sure at the moment it's not comfortable for him, so we will see".
Critics will point to the fact that all three of this big finals were lost but if anyone needs proof of the improvement at the club under the former Dortmund manager, then all they need to do is look back at the team sheet from that first match in charge back in 2015.
And now, with Henderson back on the bench, Klopp has given his reason for the decision, admitting their is an eye on the start of Liverpool's Champions League campaign.
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? A draw was fantastic for us - maybe we did not deserve to win.