|Liverpool's Mohammed Salah evades a tackle from Tottenham's Ryan Sessegnon to open the scoring against Tottenham as Liverpool went on to win 2-1. (Photo credit: Sky Sports)|
Liverpool had lost back-to-back games to teams at the bottom of the premier league table and needed a huge statement at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Sunday to prove they’re not a spent force.
Tottenham has endured an indifferent form against the big boys this season and their latest loss to Liverpool means they have played four traditional top six sides and they have only registered a point which was the questionable one at Stamford Bridge.
Antonio Conte went all defensive from the start and Liverpool exploited his conservatism. It took only eleven minutes for Mohammed Salah to open the scoring after a neat pass in the Spurs area by Darwin Nunez; Salah maximized space and fired one past Hugo Lloris.
A school boy error from Eric Dier set up the Egyptian for the second and he made no mistakes by lobbing the ball over the French goalkeeper for 2-0. It was only the second time in the league this season that Liverpool would score first in a league game.
Conte took off the handbrake in the second half and Spurs got some life in the game. Lucas Moura and Dejan Kulusevski came on and Ivan Perisic soon hit the woodwork again after he did from close range in the first half of the game.
Harry Kane scored on the 70th minute and it was all Spurs from there. Liverpool had to defend deep and managed time as best as they could. Jurgen Klopp’s side held on for a famous win that now means they move within two points of top 6 and seven behind Tottenham in fourth place.
Up next for Liverpool is the visit of Southampton to Anfield while Tottenham will host Leeds United. The Saints are rumored to be planning the exit of Ralph Hassenheutl following another embarrassment at home to Newcastle and Spurs will have to dig deep against a resurgent Leeds United.