After an excellent all-round performance from Klopp’s side, the German was rightly positive during his post-match press conference at Anfield.
And while Mane was certainly deserving of praise, it was his fellow attacker, Firmino, who stood out for the manager.
“It’s no problem for me to talk about such a wonderful performance from Sadio tonight,” he said.
“But actually, Roberto Firmino, I’m not sure that I’ve seen a lot of better games from a striker without scoring.
“He was sprinting after 92 minutes, it was 60, 70 yards—it’s unbelievable. It’s very important.”
Firmino was not the only player earmarked for praise by the 49-year-old, however, with Klopp noting a host of “good individual performances,” and their importance to securing the result.
“All the midfielders, everybody. Joel Matip improved in the game,” he continued.
“You could in the first half he struggled a little bit, and it was important to then really stay in the game.
“A little more concentration, getting more used to the situation and it was a really good performance in the second half.
“So I saw a lot of good individual performances tonight, which is important otherwise you can’t win against a team like Tottenham.”