Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur clashed at Anfield, in yet another mouthwatering Premier League game, with both sides gunning for all 3 points.
Before kickoff, both sides clapped for a minute in honour of the late Liverpool Manager, Gerard Houllier, who passed away during the week.
Both sides came into this game level on points at the top, with Tottenham having the edge based on goal difference, as Liverpool failed to win at Fulham last time out, after Crystal Palace held Tottenham to a draw.
With more than 10 players out through injury, Jurgen Klopp handed a Premier League debut to teenage defender, Rhys Williams, after Joel Matip suffered yet another injury knock.
Liverpool started well, forcing Hugo Lloris into a save in the 12th minute. The home side took the game to Spurs, who were comfortable to sit deep and defend, hoping to hit back on the counter.
However, Liverpool’s persistent offensive pressure paid off in the 26th minute, when Mohamed Salah hit a fine curler off a Spurs player and past the hapless Lloris who had been brilliant all game, after good work from academy graduate, Curtis Jones. 1:0 Liverpool.
However, the lead did not last long. Argentina’s Lo Celso quickly moved the ball from the back to Son, who made no mistakes in burying it past Allison to make it 1:1, after withstanding another wave of attack from Liverpool.
Tottenham started the second half the way they ended the first, with forward, Stephen Bergwijn hitting the post after Son flicked the ball unto the path of the Dutchman.
Liverpool dominated the game towards the end and eventually their persistence paid off at the death, after Firmino rose highest to meet Andrew Robertson’s teasing cross, sending the ball into the far corner with Hugo Lloris rooted to where he stood.
Liverpool took all three points, which took them top, 3 points ahead of their closest rivals, Spurs.
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