Salah was once again the protagonist for Liverpool after he scored the winning penalty for the Reds to decide their 2-1 victory over Spurs and overcome that hurdle which allowed them to maintain the six-point lead over Manchester City in their title chase.
But it was the defensive part of his game that Klopp was so keen to draw attention to, and Fabinho has now been dubbed with a new nickname that will surely follow him for the rest of his career.
'It is down to us to stick together, to do more and make sure we come out of it'.
The charismatic German - who took Liverpool agonisingly close to their first Premier league title last term only to lose out to City by a point - was delighted in the manner in which his players had responded.
"I am absolutely pleased, but to be honest, I expect it as well", added Klopp. We wanted to be special in the counter-press and it was excellent. "When we score so early, the team try to defend and we miss a little bit to play", said Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino. "I don't like to say that but it's the reality".
"We competed well. We need to improve a lot but I'm disappointed".
Tottenham are now without a win in their last 11 away games in the league.
"We are, I think, raised at my age that when you see an older person you will say, "good morning". The team is really competitive.
They have got some really potent attacking players and it would not surprise me if they are close to their best again in this game after a series of disappointing results.