Salah: I'm sure Liverpool can win the Champions League

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Jurgen Klopp's side completely outplayed a surprisingly poor Spurs side from start to finish, and got their goals through a 39th minute header from midfielder Gini Wijnaldum and a 54th minute tap in by the hugely impressive Roberto Firmino.

Goals from Georginio Wijnaldum and Roberto Firmino proved enough to give Liverpool the points despite Erik Lamela's injury-time effort for Spurs, who had a late penalty shout waved away.

"That was our best game of the season and the performance was much better than the result".

Tottenham, in the end, nearly escaped with a point - as Erik Lamela scored a late consolation.

"That was a tough game, man!"

Since the three players were put in unison following Salah's arrival from Roma at the start of last season, they have scored 99 goals in their 165 appearances.

He deservedly picked up the man of the match award and the fact that £50 million signing Fabinho can not dislodge him is a testament to the terrific performances he has put in in the Liverpool engine room.

But in truth, Liverpool looked the more likely, and five minutes before the break they grabbed a vital advantage.

The striker was pipped to the Premier League's top scorer prize by Liverpool star Mohamed Salah last term but made amends by claiming the World Cup Golden Boot thanks to his six strikes at Russian Federation 2018. Contrast that with Klopp's side who only had Trent Alexander-Armstrong in the World Cup's last four. I think at the start of the second half we moved players into different options to try to find more solutions in offensive situations and try to score.

Fans were left horrified and anxious after the viral incident and inquired Liverpool about Roberto Firmino's status.

Liverpool take on Tottenham today at 12.30pm.

James Milner was the only surviving starter for Liverpool at Wembley, while Spurs had six: Toby Alderweireld, Jan Vertonghen, Danny Rose, Mousa Dembele, Christian Eriksen and Harry Kane.

"The issue will be monitored and treated by Liverpool's medical staff at Melwood before any decision is made on whether Firmino will be able to figure in Tuesday evening's Champions League encounter with Paris Saint-Germain at Anfield". Willian added their fourth late on to ensure Chelsea's goal difference is marginally better than Liverpool's at the top.

Manager Marco Silva replaced the big Turk with 20 minutes to go with Oumar Niasse, another who has never convinced since arriving early in 2016.

This Liverpool side, however, looks built to last this season and that meeting with Manchester City on 7 October is already ringed in red on the calendar.