Liverpool ran out 1-0 winners over Spurs, but Jose Mourinho’s side did manage to give them a bit of a scare in the second-half.
Spurs sat back and soaked up the pressure, with Mourinho taking a very defensive approach for the first hour.
Liverpool actually struggled to break down Tottenham at times, despite Roberto Firmino’s winner.
And Lallana admits it was slightly strange to see Spurs keeping so many men back.
“It was a bit of an odd game really, with the way they sat off us. I don’t think we expected it, especially when we got the goal,” Lallana said.
“Maybe we were a little bit surprised at how much time we had on the ball, but it’s about keeping the ball better, manipulating the ball and seeing games out better if we want to improve and keep this unbeaten run going.
“Teams are going to adapt their philosophies to play against us, and we have to try and counter that and see games out better.”
Tottenham have been criticised from many quarters for their tactical approach on Saturday, but it did almost help them pick up a result.
Had Tottenham been more ruthless when they started to attack towards the end they may well have claimed a draw, which would have been a positive result against a Liverpool side who have proved unbeatable in the league so far this season.
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