Winners of their first five league games for the first time since 1990, Liverpool returned from the worldwide break to blank a lethargic Tottenham side that have failed to capitalise on the emotion of their 3-0 win at Manchester United on August 27.
Champions Manchester City remain two points off the pace after a routine 3-0 win over Fulham, who fell behind on two minutes to Leroy Sane and never looked capable of forcing their way back into the game.
"The players and staff onboard the club flight back to Liverpool sent the Brazilian a video wishing him well", the team said.
"It's no problem, it's still early, five games". You always know our attacking threat will hurt the opposition and score goals, so for us as a team it's about defending properly and that's everyone from the goalkeeper to the striker.
"It was a very good performance, maybe our best against Tottenham". The first half I think was even and we conceded again from a set piece.
Neville, who was an integral part of Sir Alex Ferguson's unparalleled success story at Old Trafford, commented that the Reds need to loosen their focus on continental football if they are to win the league title this year.
However, they were stunned by Watford in their last game before the worldwide break, a result Pochettino said he saw coming. "The result is the most important thing and the result is flawless".
"Winning here is so hard, so unbelievably hard, not that I would never expect that only because we came here and tried to our bit because you need the performance that the boys delivered today". But we all have our 20 minutes.
"Actually I don't like to compare players but we had similar players and questions about Robbo (Andrew Robertson) and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain", he said.
Tottenham have lost consecutive Premier League games for the first time since 2016, puncturing the optimism engendered by three successive wins to start the campaign.
Writing in his column for BBC Sport, Lawrenson said: "Liverpool came unstuck against Spurs at Wembley last season but I have a feeling that both teams might cancel each other out this time".
The Reds faced their biggest test of the season against Tottenham at Wembley and Jurgen Klopp's side passed with flying colours. "Of course they deserved to win".