Jurgen Klopp will spend the international break wondering how Liverpool could not close at Spurs at White Hart Lane, being forced to settle for a share of the points and not all three.
James Milner, playing in the unfamiliar position of full-back, rifled home the opener from the penalty spot before Sadio Mane unjustly had a goal disallowed for off-side as the Reds pushed for a second.
Spurs were in danger of being over-run as the visitors created a series of chances, but they struck back through Danny Rose in the second half and finished the stronger team.
“I still feel a little bit disappointed when we play like this because we could have won the game. We made one mistake in and around the goal for their goal,” Klopp said.
“We had chances and even one in the 92nd minute. This game showed again what we can do and how we can play.
“I wish we could have won it. We have to accept the point and that’s not a problem because it’s Tottenham.
“It feels worst now than the last time we were here last season. Simon Mignolet saved our lives then, now he had one brilliant save. Michel Vorm saved them a few times.
“Of course the players know they should score. Tottenham is not a game you win by four or five goals.
“They are a good defensive team so it’s very difficult to create one chance, but we had a few.
“That’s a good sign and it’s something we take for our future. In the end we have to accept the result.”
When told Adam Lallana was not offside for Mane’s goal, Klopp replied:
“Oh my God! What can I say? It was a wonderful goal. Brilliant play.
“What can I say, it’s not too good, but it happened.”