Liverpool restored their six-point Premier League lead when they showed great mental strength that helped them come from behind to beat Tottenham Hotspurs.
Harry Kane scored within 48 seconds of kick-off and keeper Paulo Gazzaniga pulled off a number of impressive saves to give Spurs a 1-0 lead at half-time.
Jordan Henderson equalised six minutes after the break then Mohamed Salah struck a clinical 75th-minute penalty into the bottom right-hand corner. His goal took him to a half-century of home goals in just his 58th outing.
Liverpool have dropped just two points in the Premier League this season and are unbeaten at home in 45 league games.
They were made to work for the victory, needing several big chances to score before Henderson eventually slotted his half-volley into the far corner early in the second half.
That came moments after Son Heung-min had smacked the crossbar for the second time in the match – his first effort was nodded in by Kane from seven yards out for the opener.
But Liverpool’s pressure eventually took its toll when Serge Aurier caught the back of Sadio Mane‘s leg and gave away a penalty, which Salah smashed past a stationary Gazzaniga with 15 minutes left.
Salah was substituted in the 85th minute with a recurrence of the ankle injury which kept him out last week’s draw against Manchester United at Old Trafford, but manager Klopp said “it’s not a massive issue”.