"For me the performance was better than the result. His perception will be "wow" and the reality is you still need to prove it".
Lamela scored a consolation goal with a handsome volley after he found himself unmarked inside the box to give Liverpool a scare in the dying minutes of the game.
Tottenham, meanwhile, lost their first game of the new campaign last time out when they slumped to a disappointing loss to Watford.
However, Liverpool struck just minutes before the interval as Milner's corner from the left came to Wijnaldum, who powerfully headed the ball just under the crossbar. But then nothing happened anymore.
"I'm really happy and proud of the performance".
Meanwhile, Liverpool will be looking to extend their lead at the top of the league when they face Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley on Saturday.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp believes too much demand is placed on worldwide stars who have had barely any rest following the World Cup.
"I am long enough now in this business to know no one plays a flawless season - not even [Manchester] City a year ago played a ideal season", he said.
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Firmino found the back of the net very early in the game, but his effort was ruled out for offside. We are going to win a lot of games. "We will see if we can do so".
He barked "he is not okay at the moment" after the Brazilian forward had to leave the pitch after being poked in the eye by Spurs defender Jan Vertonghen.
Not for the first time this season, the Reds triumphed through hard work, a superbly drilled defence and opportunistic finishing rather than replicating the kind of swaggering play that took them to the Champions League final last season.
"We used the players who had the longest preseason, apart from Bobby [Roberto Firmino] who came pretty late". I don't know exactly what it means but to focus on one competition can only be if maybe you are already out of the competition almost.
"I don't know what he means by that to be honest", he added.
"It was a free-kick for Tottenham, right?"
"Defensively, we have been really solid - that's a big thing", he said. "But it is something with his eye and, at the moment, it is not comfortable for him".