The Merseyside club overcame yet another huge hurdle in their way as the high flying sizzling Reds defeated stubborn Tottenham Hotspur at their own backyard by 1 goal to nil.
Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool has surpassed every test to prove their superiority this season and are on the match to land the first-ever Premier League title.
Reds have bagged 61 points from available 63 and it’s the best ever to start to the Premier League season in the history of the competition.
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The start was bright from the away side who always looked likely to break the deadlock. However, Tottenham did come in the game and sparked some problems with Liverpool’s rearguard.
Roberto Firmino made the difference on an occasion marked by dramatic plotlines, with the Brazilian’s goal towards the end of a first-half proved to be a crucial one.
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The ball came to Salah via Robertson’s cross and then the Egyptian found the Brazilian on his left-hand side, who creates a space for him and fires a well taken left-footed shot that went into the back of the net And Gazzaniga couldn’t do anything about it.
Tottenham pushed them all the way and it might have been a different story had Son Heung-min or the substitute Giovani Lo Celso not fluffed their lines when wonderfully placed in the closing stages. The Lo Celso chance led José Mourinho to sink to his knees in disbelief. How had the midfielder missed the target when he had so much of it to aim for from Serge Aurier’s cross? It was a great chance to score.
Liverpool did have their chances too, n fact, just with great chances, not even decent ones, it could have been at least 3-0 at the break; Virgil van Dijk should have done better with a header, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain hit the post-andRoberto Firmino then did score, later on.
It was an intense affair and the last 10-15 minutes were so cagey and both the teams did their everything to spark a result. Spurs’ crowded midfield did over-smart Liverpool’s one but the Reds were quite superior to the Spurs in Finland third and in the end, it was a comprehensive victory for them.
The result puts the Reds 16 points clear at the top with a match in hand and they remain in pole position to get their hands on shiny Premier League silver.