Brighton manager Graham Potter speaking to Match of the Day: "Its not an ideal start and it's my responsibility - I asked them to play that way, the decision making could be better but they showed personality to claw back into the game.
"We've always focused on the game and that won't change," said Klopp.
"We didn't come here and have the numbers we have because we thought about breaking records.
"Hopefully in the future, when the record ends or the season ends, I can start thinking about it.
Man City boss Pep Guardiola said: "I'm delighted. Congratulations to the team, we beat the champions with the quality they have.
"I saw in the guard of honour how incredibly focused they were, how they shouted.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp told Sky Sports: "Imagine how this stadium would have been full today and all the people could have experienced it live.
"I don't think the game could have been better because my boys played like everybody was in the stadium.
"The two goals come from us having possession and they punished us on the transition," Howe said. "It was a ruthless game for us today because I don't think we did much wrong."
The victory was Liverpool's 22nd successive Premier League win at Anfield, breaking the English top-flight record set by Shankly's team in 1972.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp speaking to Sky Sports: "I liked a lot how we started. We scored a wonderful first goal. But then we weren't good in second ball situations. We have to pick them up much more often.
"The gap is so insane, I don't really understand it," Klopp told Sky Sports. "I am not smart enough. I have not had that before. It is outstanding, so difficult.
"I go back into the changing room and we chat about the things and then I am like 'Oh, but congratulations.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp to BBC Sport: "We changed the system two or three times, we calmed it down. We had incredible chances in the first half and then at the end it was a magic moment from Bobby.
Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho, speaking to BBC Sport: "This is football. Sometimes you get more than you deserve. Sometimes you get less. This was an occasion when we got nothing when we deserved something.