Tottenham Hotspur boss Jose Mourinho has blamed his team for Liverpool’s late victory on Wednesday night Premier League game at Anfield.
Heung-Min Son scored a fine counter-attacking equaliser after Mohamed Salah scored the opener in the first half.
The Spurs had better chances to secure a rare win at Anfied but missed as Steven Bergwijn rattled the post and Harry Kane headed over from six yards.
It was Roberto Firmino’s late header that sealed the win for the Reds and helped them top the Spurs on the Premier League table.
“I think even a draw would have left us not with the best taste because we had them there to win it,” Mourinho told his post-match press conference.
“It was not just about the big chances, it was the moment of the big chances. The moment was when they were in trouble, in their worst moment, and we had it there to kill it and we missed it.
“Normally, in matches of this level, you pay [for] it. I thought we were going to pay [for] it by just taking a point, but in the end, we did not even take a point so it is very disappointing.”
Mourinho added: “Looking to the performance, I am happy with the team. I am happy with our proposal, the proposal of going to every match to win it. Sometimes you cannot do it. Sometimes you cannot play better than you did because of the opponent.
“Today, I really think, in such a difficult game against such a good team, the boys were very good, and we are punished.
“You have to kill matches of this dimension; you just have to kill it. The game was there. We were in the face of the keeper two or three times and you just have to kill it.
“Steven Bergwijn was face-to-face with the keeper two times, we had the corner when Harry [Kane] had the free header, we had other counter-attacking situations that we did not finish. We had it, we knew how to hurt [them] and we should have done much better than we did.”
This is Spurs first defeat of the season since their Premier League opening day game against Everton and they now trail Liverpool by three points.