Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says his team needed “luck” to beat Tottenham, but added that “desire and attitude” is driving their Premier League title bid.
Toby Alderweireld’s late own goal at Anfield on Sunday moved the Reds two points clear of rivals Manchester City, who have a game in hand.
Liverpool are attempting to win their first top-flight title for 29 years.
“We compete with Manchester City. Tell me two better teams at the moment – and we compete with them,” Klopp said.
“I told the boys after the game there are 500,000 ways to win a football game, and today was rather ugly.
“But without a bit of luck you cannot be in the position we are in.
“We are top of the table. If we are there at the end of the season it will be down to will, desire and attitude.”