Liverpool hold off Spurs to maintain flawless start

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Liverpool made it five wins from five in the Premier League as Georginio Wijnaldum and Roberto Firmino fired the Reds to a 2-1 win over Tottenham at Wembley. "The result is the most important thing and the result is ideal".

Lamela scored a consolation goal with a lovely volley after he found himself unmarked inside the box to give Liverpool a scare in the dying minutes of the game. It was the best game of the season.

The Premier League Leaders enjoyed a lot of dominance from the opening minutes of the game with Firmino in the thick of things.

In Virgil van Dijk, Liverpool have the multi-faceted defensive linchpin they have been craving.

"I'm really happy about the performance and proud of the performance because the boys came back on Wednesday/Thursday and we trained yesterday". "He's not okay really at the moment".

"The performance today was better than the result". But only five per cent less and we would probably have lost. "If he wants to take it, take it ... but of course his potential is to be a very, very good player for England and Tottenham, first for Tottenham and then if England believe that he can help them for England too", the Spurs manager added. A draw was fantastic for us - maybe we did not deserve to win.

Firmino was on target for Jurgen Klopp's side at Wembley as they continued their 100% start to the Premier League season, but the 26-year-old was withdrawn late in the second half after getting an accidental poke in the eye from Jan Vertonghen.

"I didn't see it back, I didn't see anything back from the game".

"In the end, I think everyone saw it was very clearly a penalty on Son [Heung-Min] from [Sadio] Mane [in injury time]".

He said: "It was a very hard game for us because we made big mistakes around their goals".

"But it's something with the eye and for sure at the moment it's not comfortable for him. If we analyse the first five games, the performances were similar but today the opponent was Liverpool", Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino said. If we score the goal and it's 2-2 then we talk about character and personality.

"Now we're talking about character and personality". Now we have to prove that and do it again and again and again.



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