The result could have been very different. The result, 1-1, also suggests some solid defensive efforts. Some strong points included a good passing game and the creation of chances in front of goal, but it is the conversion of these chances that will define a campaign. Coutinho‘s miss early in the first half, a poorly timed pass from Wijnaldum which meant that Adam Lallana was called for offside, also denied Liverpool a great potential goal on the counter-attack. There were several of these that could have ended differently throughout the match for Liverpool.
Klopp was philosophical about the match, stating that a draw away at White Hart Lane is normally a solid result, however he didn’t shy away from the obvious fact that the three points were there for the taking.