Liverpool return to action on Tuesday night, welcoming French champions Paris Saint-Germain to Anfield in their opening Champions League fixture of the season. Erik Lamela scored a nice goal late, but Tottenham could have easily trailed by four or five goals at that point.
The season after that incredible invincles season, Arsene Wenger's Arsenal side had the ideal start to the season winning their first five games before Bolton held them to a draw.
For Tottenham, this was a dispiriting second successive defeat that served as a major blow to their own title ambitions.
So while Klopp has had time to change his Liverpool team and turn them into genuine title contenders, he has also had more than 10 times more money to spend than Pochettino since that day last October.
Challenging his players to show a killer instinct, Pochettino was expecting a fired-up response.
When James Milner swung a cross into the Tottenham penalty area, Firmino and Sadio Mane were both allowed to make unchecked runs by Pochettino's sleepy defence.
The last time it happened was 110 years ago, back in the 1908-09 season. Not so Tottenham when a lethargic Harry Kane is misfiring.
On a few occasions, the Senegalese attacker snubbed passing to Salah who bagged 32 top flight goals last season, and has weighed in with two goals this campaign. That comes from the manager because he is on them all the time to work hard.
The first goal came when a corner was hung up above the keeper, who failed to deal with it, producing a weak punch before Dier's weak header just sent the ball back into the danger area.
Liverpool briefly switched off when Lucas Moura nearly conjured an equaliser with a low shot that cannoned off a post.
"It was a free-kick for Tottenham, right?"
Mauricio Pochettino's Spurs were again out of sorts following their 2-1 loss to Watford before the worldwide break, with substitute Erik Lamela's stoppage-time goal giving the scoreline a very flattering look for the hosts. Mane's shot was diverted onto the post by Jan Vertonghen but Vorm couldn't recover his positioning and Firmino turned the ball into the net.