The Reds haven't had such a great time of it in recent Premier League weeks, and if they drop more points, the gap between themselves and the top spot will become insurmountable. He fell into the trap of letting the game develop in a style that suited Klopp's team.
Seven seems to be the magic number of the Reds ahead of the game as they will be fresh off a 7-0 hammering of Maribor in the Champions League in midweek.
But the German, whose team enters the weekend in eighth place in the table, is adamant that they can improve on last season's fourth-placed finish and refuses to even rule out a run at the league title so early in the campaign.
Harry Kane and Spurs will attempt to beat Liverpool for the first time in 10 meetings. "But we also need to look to the future as after Liverpool we have West Ham, Manchester United and Real Madrid again".
"I try to be better and I train hard for that".
"In my mind there's no doubt he will be with us for the double header against South Africa and that he will be 100 per cent fit".
Spurs came away from defending champions Real Madrid with a creditable 1-1 draw on Tuesday, with City defeating in-form Serie A leaders Napoli 2-1 on the same night.
The young Colombian centre back has taken the switch from Dutch football to the Premier League well and truly in his stride.
Yet several of the English teams have already come through daunting assignments.
Robbie Fowler was speaking on behalf of TAG Heuer to promote the TAG Heuer Premier League Pressure Test. TAG Heuer is the Official Timekeeping Partner of the Premier League. His first touch has looked suspect at times and he's still adapting to the physical demands of the Premier League. "Wembley is our home now and they make it really feel like the other team are away", he added.
"I guess it shows how far I've come since then", he says.
The easy answer, so often used about the north London club, was that Spurs do not turn up for big games.
All five clubs now have clear playing identities and they are also reaping the rewards of significant investment in the transfer market.
"Keep it there [the FPL captaincy]".
After three league games without victory on their new patch, they belatedly broke their duck last weekend as Christian Eriksen's 47th-minute strike secured a 1-0 win over Bournemouth. Many teams have simply been blown away by Liverpool and Firmino's effort and movement are the catalyst for a lot of it.
Steven Kelly is one of ESPN FC's Liverpool bloggers.