• Liverpool are three points clear at the top of the league table
  • Firmino scored the winner for Reds on Wednesday
  • Tottenham suffered their second league loss of the season

Liverpool FC's star defender Trent Alexander-Arnold took a dig at Jose Mourinho following Reds' 2-1 win over Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League on Wednesday.

The defending champions earned crucial three points, thanks to Roberto Firmino's 90th-minute winner after Mohamed Salah scored early in the first half. Son Heung-Min netted the equalizer for Spurs minutes later.

Even though Mourinho's side had only 24% possession and two shots on target in comparison to Liverpool's 11, the Portuguese manager believed his side deserved to win.

"I told him [Jurgen Klopp] the best team lost and he disagreed, but that's his opinion, " Mourinho was quoted by Goal as saying in a post-match interview with Amazon, referring to his conversation with his counterpart after his side's loss at Anfield on Wednesday.

Liverpool's cheeky right-back Alexander-Arnold did not hesitate to hit back at Mourinho's comments as he quickly posted a photo on Twitter with a simple caption: "Best team won".

Even Klopp responded to Mourinho's claim in a post-match interview, saying he thought the Tottenham boss wasn't being serious.

"It was not heated at all. He wasn't happy because he told me the better team lost – and I thought he was joking! But he wasn't. So that's it, " Klopp told BBC Radio 5 Live.

In Wednesday's clash, Liverpool completed 200 passes in the final third compared to Tottenham's 19. Reacting to this statistic, Klopp took a dig at Spurs, saying, "If you ask me now, I can't remember the 19. That's how it is. It's fine. Different approaches, different ways to play."

Spurs were at the top of the 2020-21 Premier League table before the Anfield game. Following the 2-1 loss, Mourinho's side slipped to second place, while the reigning champions reclaimed the top spot.

Klopp's Liverpool will next take on Crystal Palace on Saturday in the Premier League. The Reds have a week's break before their home fixture against 19th-placed West Brom.

Liverpool's Roberto Firmino celebrates the winner against Tottenham
Roberto Firmino has been at Liverpool FC since 2015. POOL / PETER POWELL