Roberto Firmino: Liverpool striker 'OK' after eye 'scare'

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Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has made a bold claim in the run up to the Spurs' game against Liverpool in stating that midfielder Harry Winks has the potential to be England's Xavi or Andres Iniesta.

Chasing a first English title since 1990, Liverpool swept to a fifth successive win at the start of the Premier League on Saturday with goals from Georginio Wijnaldum and Roberto Firmino clinching a 2-1 win at Tottenham. That means Tottenham have the quality to strike back, that's what they did after a corner. They were the most stable players in the squad.

But Reds boss Klopp, a victor at Wembley for the first time, wants to see his men produce a sustained spell of excellence before he agrees with that sentiment.

"With all good results, of course you have momentum".

"Tottenham won't be happy but because we were so good, it was hard for them". It's a long season.

"In a big stadium, with a big pitch and all that stuff, if we use it, it is good. Both teams are going well, and I think they would both be happy enough for a point".

The last time it happened was 110 years ago, back in the 1908-09 season. I like that development.

Liverpool had their best chance midway through the first half as Eric Dier's backward pass was latched on to by Mohamed Salah.

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Klopp knows it is early days, but he is delighted with the progress his team has made as he hailed their best performance of the season so far.

"Winning here is so hard, unbelievably difficult, so I never expect that". I would never expect that, you need a really outstanding performance and that's what the boys delivered. "We could have scored more and we controlled the game".

And Klopp is sure Kane will find his best form, even if he hopes it comes after Saturday.

But Tottenham were careless from start to finish and they paid the price in the 39th minute.

The only cloud for Klopp was the eye injury that Firmino suffered in a clash with Jan Vertonghen. "But it is something with his eye and, at the moment, it is not comfortable for him".

"The performance wasn't great".

Speaking ahead of Spurs' game against Liverpool, Pochettino said, "Harry has all the profile of the midfielder - ideal". It is not about playing well, it is about attitude and to say, "Hey, come on, we are aggressive and we try to win".

Jurgen Klopp revealed he didn't know the extent of the injury at full-time.

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