Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, told his players that beating Tottenham, was more important than playing well.
The Reds needed a Toby Alderweireld own goal to beat Spurs 2-1 and move back to the top of the Premier League.
Alderweireld got in the way of Hugo Lloris’ attempt to push away Mo Salah’s header in stoppage time, after the Reds had struggled to dominate the north London outfit.
And Salah has revealed exactly what Klopp told his players in the changing room after the match.
“I went to the dressing room and I spoke to the manager.
“He said that it isn’t about playing good but the most important thing is to find a way of winning points.
“The big teams always find a way to get the points.
“Today we didn’t play the top of our game but we won the game that is the most important thing – that is a big team,” Salah told Sky Sports.