The West London club are currently five points behind Spurs.
Tottenham Hotspur gained respect this year, but were felled by the experienced Italians.
"I think the whole game, pretty much the whole result was our fault," a shell-shocked Jurgen Klopp said after being beaten 4-1.
After a long summer, little over 12 hours remain of the Premier League transfer window. It looks set to be a frantic finish.