Jurgen Klopp provided an update on the situation with the Brazil global when he addressed the media prior to the match.
The Liverpool forward suffered an abrasion of the eye during a clash with Tottenham's Jan Vertonghen during Liverpool's 2-1 win at Wembley on Saturday but the boss is hoping that the Brazilian could be involved. They just do not quite do it all the time, as regularly as Barca did in the past.
"We've won a few games and that's good, very good, but it doesn't change anything", Klopp said.
"The boys stuck to our plan today and it was really good - everybody worked so hard in what was a good performance".
Lamela scored a consolation goal with a handsome volley after he found himself unmarked inside the box to give Liverpool a scare in the dying minutes of the game.
The Reds' dominance in the match finally paid off as Georginio Wijnaldum put his side ahead in the 39th minute after Tottenham failed to clear their lines from a corner kick played by James Milner.
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Gini Wijnaldum gave Klopp's side the lead in the first half, before Firmino doubled the Reds' advantage early in the second half. "I am happy with all the players", Pochettino said.
Liverpool has a wonderful vibe surrounding them right now, but they do have a gruesome schedule coming up.
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"I am long enough now in this business to know no one plays a ideal season - not even [Manchester] City a year ago played a flawless season", he said. "It's not often in my life I've had surprised".
"For us, we've got to concentrate on the qualities".
"I'm not going to start condemning the forwards after such a good win", he told the Mirror. At the same time we lost Emre (Can) - a fantastic player - and lost Chambo (Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain) through injury, and Ads (Adam Lallana) is also out, but back soon. The best game so far was the first matchday, but it depends a bit of the opponent maybe.