Erik Lamela pounced in second-half injury time to cause a few nervous moments within a late Spurs fightback, but Liverpool dominated throughout and should have finished emphatic winners. They are running away from Tottenham.
The lack of depth in Tottenham's squad is clear - particularly the lack of a quality backup striker to Kane - after being the only Premier League team to make no offseason additions.
Indeed, in the next three months the Redmen will play in two of the four stadiums where we've won European Cups, and having visited the Rome home of two more glorious successes four months ago.
Follow the game with us below. We had 85 brilliant minutes, although unfortunately we didn't finish the game off.
So there has to be an acceptance that it is fairly pointless to stick even the very best central midfielders out there.
"The first four weeks we had the same lineup and we changed one position, but it was to get a good start to create a base".
Spurs signed the 26-year-old from Paris Saint-Germain in January of this year, for a fee believed to be worth in the region of £25 million, but he took his time to settle in north London. I have no clue what exactly happened.
"So I'm really happy about the performance and proud of the performance because the boys came back Wednesday and Thursday, we trained yesterday and then playing our football in that way, that's really nice for a manager".
'But it's something with the eye and for sure in the moment it's not comfortable for him.
Klopp hit back at the former Red Devils skipper by claiming that he did not understand how to concentrate exclusively on one competition when at a club like Liverpool, who are expected to compete on all fronts.
"In the end, I think everyone saw it was very clearly a penalty on Son from Mane", Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino said. "His perception will be "wow" and the reality is you still need to prove it".