Klopp hails 'really massive' moment as Liverpool halt Premier League away misery

Jurgen Klopp believes Liverpool's win at Tottenham means last season's Premier League runners-up are back in business after ending their away-day woes.

Mohamed Salah's first-half double put Liverpool on the way to a 2-1 victory at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, with Harry Kane's clinical riposte just a consolation in the end.

It was a first league away win of the season for the Reds, who had taken a measly two points from their previous five games away from Anfield.

Salah was the star of the show and has been directly involved in 19 goals in 20 games for Liverpool across all competitions this season, scoring 14 goals and adding five assists.

He has only surpassed that once with Liverpool and that came last season, when he remarkably had 28 goal involvements after 20 games.

Now Salah is looking sharp again, after searching for his usual high level earlier in the season, and Klopp's team have back-to-back wins after their midweek Champions League victory over Serie A front-runners Napoli, with the manager seeing grounds for optimism.

"We played an extremely good first half, and in the second half we put a proper shift in," Klopp told Sky Sports.

"We just kept fighting with big passion in the second half. In the first half we were the clear better side, and we scored two wonderful goals, but in the end it was long ago that we won an away game in the Premier League, so I don't really know how to feel in this moment. It was relief after the final whistle."

Tottenham 1-2 Liverpool
Tottenham 1-2 Liverpool

Liverpool had last won on their travels in the Premier League back on May 17 when they got the better of Southampton during a nip-and-tuck title scrap with Manchester City.

This time around, Liverpool are nowhere near the summit, this result moving them level on points with Fulham and Crystal Palace in mid-table, not their usual company at this stage of a season.

"You need to learn winning as well again after a while," said Klopp, "and that's how everything starts, with massive resilience, really going for it, blocking balls, putting your foot in, putting your head in, using the goalie."

Liverpool's German boss said his players' body language was "outstanding", even when they conceded what he described as "an unnecessary goal" as Kane tucked away a pass from substitute Dejan Kulusevski in the 70th minute.

"You have to get through this, and we got through, and it's absolutely great," Klopp said. "It is a big moment. It was really massive today.

"It's really big for us and that's how it felt."