“Best team won”. That was the tweet by Trent Alexander Arnold in response to Jose Mourinho being Jose Mourinho.
Liverpool inflicted the third 2-1 win over Premier League rivals Tottenham at Anfield in as many years with another late goal to seal victory against them.
The game looked destined to be a stalemate before Bobby Firmino scored a last-minute header from an Andy Robertson corner that broke a stubborn Tottenham and sent The Reds clear top of the Premier League.
Liverpool had most of the possession throughout the game and really took the game to Tottenham. Liverpool took the lead when Mohamed Salah’s shot took a huge deflection off Eric Dier and dropped into the net over Lloris.
Tottenham had not produced much but as they have done so far this season they equalised with a sucker punch counter attack after Curtis Jones failed to track back with Son who produced a classy finish to slot one past the advancing Alisson.
In the second half Tottenham had the better chances and should have taken the lead through two Bergwijn chances, one whistled narrowly wide of the post and another hitting it after a decent Alisson save. From the resulting corner Kane should have scored as he found space in the penalty area after losing his marker Jordan Henderson, amazingly he was only able to head the ball down into the six yard box and it bounced over the crossbar.
It was Liverpool who were relentless though as they continued to press Tottenham forcing a corner which resulted in the winning Firmino goal which sends Liverpool three points clear at the top.
It’s worth noting that the two Liverpool youngsters Williams and Jones put in superb performances and for us it was a toss up between the two for our Man of the Match award.
We couldn’t possibly do a match report though without including this beautiful moment from ex Tottenham player and manager Tim Sherwood, enjoy.
Up the absolute top of the league Redmen!