Roberto Firmino headed a Ninetieth-minute winner as Liverpool beat Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 at Anfield on Wednesday to open up a three-point lead on the high of the Premier League desk.
Liverpool have 28 factors whereas Spurs at the moment are second on 25 factors with each groups having performed 13 video games. Southampton and Leicester are each on 24 factors.
– Liverpool rankings: Firmino 9/10, Salah 8/10 in Spurs win
– Tottenham rankings: Son 7/10, however defence can not maintain on
Mohamed Salah had put Liverpool forward earlier than Son Heung-Min levelled for Spurs within the thirty third minute and whereas the house facet dominated it was the guests who had one of the best possibilities after the break.
However Firmino’s highly effective header from a nook ensured a victory for Jurgen Klopp’s facet, leaving Jose Mourinho empty-handed, and the Spurs supervisor felt his facet had deserved all three factors.
“I advised him [Klopp] one of the best staff misplaced and he disagreed, however that is his opinion,” Mourinho mentioned.
“So near profitable, however we missed the possibilities, we had the possibilities, had the sport underneath management, a draw can be a nasty outcome — so you possibly can think about how we really feel with a defeat,” he mentioned.
Klopp’s facet dominated from the outset and took the lead within the twenty sixth minute when Salah’s shot deflected off Spurs defender Toby Alderweireld and looped into the far nook.
However Tottenham struck again seven minutes later, Giovani Lo Celso breaking strongly earlier than discovering Son who beat Alisson with a intelligent and composed end.
Regardless of the house facet having fun with the overwhelming majority of possession, Spurs had two nice possibilities to go forward with Steven Bergwijn bursting into the field and holding off Trent Alexander-Arnold however his shot hit the publish.
Moments later Harry Kane discovered himself unmarked from a Son nook however uncharacteristically made a multitude of his header, directing the ball into the bottom and off-target from a terrific place.
Such alternatives are uncommon at Anfield and the champions made Spurs pay on the dying with Firmino leaping to energy residence a header from Andy Robertson‘s nook.
“A very good recreation towards a counter-attacking monster, the possession we had we did extremely properly,” Klopp mentioned.
“Sure they’ve scored a purpose, had two possibilities, other than that we managed the sport and it’s a massively deserved three factors and I’m completely satisfied,” he added.