This mature display was a real statement of intent by Liverpool, who have made their best start since 1990-91 as they chase a first English title since 1989-90.
The last time it happened was 110 years ago, back in the 1908-09 season.
Goals from Gini Wijnaldum and Roberto Firmino sealed an impressive 2-1 win, leaving Liverpool with 15 points from a possible 15.
Harry Kane failed to connect with Kieran Tripper on a cross in the 66th minute, and Erik Lamela's attempt in the 85th minute went wide for Spurs, who appeared to get a lift once Son Heung-Min came on in the 73rd minute for his first appearance since winning the gold medal for South Korea in the Asian Games earlier this month. We controlled the game in a way - let me say, it was the best game of the season for us for sure - especially good in all the games, really good moments, but today we had eighty-five good minutes.
"Winning here is so hard, so unbelievably hard, not that I would never expect that only because we came here and tried to our bit because you need the performance that the boys delivered today".
Liverpool were less affected by the demands of World Cup action than their title rivals and it has shown in their fine start to the season with four straight Premier League wins to sit top of the table.
Henderson thinks they are now playing probably the best football since he joined the club from Sunderland in 2011 and is desperate to back up their performances with silverware.
Tottenham, meanwhile, lost their first game of the new campaign last time out when they slumped to a disappointing loss to Watford. We need to improve a lot. "Of course they deserved to win". I only saw the situation from 60 yards.
"Maybe an injury with Roberto, something in his eye, we don't know in this moment". You always know our attacking threat will hurt the opposition and score goals, so for us as a team it's about defending properly and that's everyone from the goalkeeper to the striker.