From the resulting penalty, James Milner made no mistake.
Spurs were in danger of being over-run as the visitors created a series of chances, but they struck back through Danny Rose in the second half and finished the stronger team.
"We did it really good, but we're really flexible in offensive defending".
"We must be more clinical", Klopp added.
Klopp continued: "Yes I wish we would have won it, but now we have to accept the point and that's no problem because it's Tottenham". If so, then we have just what you need: The Tottenham vs. A lively encounter in north London was then up for grabs, with Spurs looking the more likely winners after staging a series of late attacks.
On the other end, Belgian custodian Simon Mignolet, too, was making acrobatic saves to deny Spurs on many occasions to get first blood.
We are all still waiting for Klopp's revolution to kick in for good but the signs are, once again, promising that his team understands how he wants them to play.
"I think if you're just talking about sheer technical ability and an eye for a goal, he's above them all".
"They are a good defensive team so it's very hard to create one chance, but we had a few".
Here, Liverpool will feel they should have had the three points wrapped up before Spurs finally showed some of their true form to come back and get a point. It was a wonderful goal, brilliant play. "I've played a lot on the left in my career and would rather play left back than right back so that does not effect me". But we won't know for sure until the game actually starts, so anything is possible!
Spurs were dealt a blow after 27 minutes when full-back Kyle Walker picked up an injury and had to be replaced.
"It is a bit irrelevant to speak to someone who has played there in the past as the way that this manager plays is very different to a left-back say five years ago".
"And it was true that at half-time it was a deserved 1-0 to Liverpool and the second half we raised our performance levels". I make these decisions never against one player so I'm really happy that we have him and he will play, he will score and all will be good.
James Milner has warned Liverpool that Jurgen Klopp's side need to beat the lesser Premier League teams to have a chance of finishing in the top four.
"The effort was fantastic and the character we showed. That's a unsafe game to play with players who can easily drop their intensity by even 5% safe in the knowledge their position is unchallenged".