When Harry Kane headed Spurs in front inside the opening minute there was clear reason for concern.
But this Liverpool side is made of such stern stuff and they turned the match on its head in the second half.
Fabinho (8.3) was the runaway winner in the average overall ratings and rightly so.
The Brazilian was fantastic in the middle of the park, showcasing why he is arguably the world’s best defensive midfielder.
This is Anfield’s Jack Lusby described Fabinho as “inventive and clinical in his passing and suffocating in his defensive play.”
Meanwhile, The Redmen TV gave him a perfect 10-out-of-10 rating, saying he is a “machine” who “orchestrated loads of attacks.”
Trent Alexander-Arnold (7.9) was next in the reckoning, on a day when his technical brilliance was a joy to watch.
The Echo‘s Ian Doyle thought the 21-year-old “caused Tottenham consternation with a succession of tremendous crosses”, while FotMob highlighted that he made seven key passes.
Taking home the bronze was Andy Robertson (7.5) – the fact that he felt quieter than normal sums up how good he has become.
Lusby claimed the Scot “provided more defensive steel” than Alexander-Arnold – a fair assessment – and John Cross of the Mirror said he was “major threat”, even though his “delivery often let him down.”
The Croatian often looked a shaky presence and Cross outlined how he “had a major let-off” when Son Heung-min beat him for pace and hit the crossbar.
It will let Klopp rotate his squad ahead of next Saturday’s trip to Aston Villa.